Coronavirus Live Blog 10.3.2020

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Trump has been moved to Walter Reed Hospital. This was cited as an “abundance of caution”. A brief 18 second video statement was published to his Twitter account before he left and was the only post made to Twitter all day.

President Trump was spooked after he tested positive for coronavirus and has become increasingly alarmed by his diagnosis as he developed symptoms, like a fever, overnight, according to a person familiar with his reaction. By Friday evening it was reported he had shortness of breath. The White House denied this report. An un-named source at the White House also said Trump’s vitals were “very concerning” before he left for the hospital. The most recent press statement from Walter Reed said Trump was doing “very well”.

Insiders at the White House indicated they opted to move Trump while he was still able to walk on his own, for public optics. Trump was given oxygen while still at the White House before he made an 18 second video and was seen boarding a helicopter.

‘Falling off the cliff’: Experts say Trump’s quick move to hospital could be sign of serious COVID illness

“Trump given Remdesivir as treatment for COVID-19 infection

The White House SCOTUS nomination ceremony last week is looking more and more as the potential covid spreading event that has sickened a number of people in federal government.

Kellyanne Conway tested positive Friday night. Conway attended the nomination event.
GOP Sen. Thom Tillis tested positive for coronavirus Friday. He attended the nomination event.
Sen. Ron Johnson of WI tests positive for covid on Saturday
Christie tests positive for COVID-19 after helping Trump with debate preparation
President Donald Trump’s campaign manager Bill Stepien has tested positive for coronavirus
A third journalist who works at the White House press pool has tested positive.

MN Republicans took a Delta flight back to Minneapolis after being potentially exposed at a Trump event.

ND Senators won’t quarantine after meeting with White House staff Thursday

AG Bill Barr has refused to quarantine after being exposed.

11 positive coronavirus tests traced to presidential debate, Cleveland officials say – The city’s announcement came shortly after the Cleveland Clinic said there was a “low risk of exposure to” debate attendees.

When did the virus breach the Trump bubble? Inside a big Trump mystery – Trump interacted with dozens of aides and hundreds of supporters throughout a series of widely attended events over the past week. Now his team is trying to figure out how widely the virus may have spread in his orbit.

Vox has a timeline of everyone potentially exposed due to contact with Trump.

The Trump campaign announced that it was suspending his events and those of his family members, halting the crowded rallies that energized the president and his supporters.

Vice President Mike Pence will take on a more prominent campaign role and represent him (Trump) at events. This was announced Friday night. Pence will hold a coronavirus task force conference call Saturday from the Vice President’s office at the Naval Observatory rather than at the White House. Many of the close presidential advisors are still coming into the White House to work instead of quarantining, potentially exposing others.

The Real Nightmare Scenario: A Sick Mike Pence – The U.S. government knows how to handle an incapacitated commander in chief, but has no idea how to deal with a very sick vice president.

Congress intelligence “gang of 8” not briefed on Trump’s condition or White House covid outbreak.

Worries behind the scenes at White House after Trump COVID diagnosis

The outbreak among administration staff and political allies has heightened the lack of credibility with the public and if people should trust information being provided.

CDC identifies new Covid-19 syndrome in adults similar to MIS-C in kids

Largest COVID-19 contact tracing study to date finds children key to spread, evidence of superspreaders

Dane County Board urges UW-Madison to move classes online, close dorms

Billings MT hospital to take over wing at a care home to house hospital patients as covid patients surge.

At-home coronavirus test kits to be available at some Washington pharmacies

Carnival Cruise Line cancels all cruises out of Galveston for 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns



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