COVID-19 death toll could spike by some 200K by spring, but Trump’s focus is crying election foul

first_imgAnyone even loosely following the president’s Twitter timeline knows he hasn’t rigorously adhered to even the simplest of public health measures like wearing a mask in public or social distancing. Assistant Secretary for Health Adm. Brett Giroir confirmed the Post’s report on ABC’s “This Week” that the president hasn’t even attended a coronavirus task force meeting in at least five months. “That’s true, but the vice president does chair the coronavirus task force,” Giroir said. “(…) We often have several cabinet members there, and the vice president briefs the president every day or nearly every day on coronavirus, so I’m not concerned that the president doesn’t attend.”xJUST IN: Adm. Brett Giroir confirms Washington Post report that Pres. Trump has not attended a coronavirus task force meeting in at least five months, saying “that’s true.”“I’m not concerned that the president doesn’t attend—the vice president is there”— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) November 15, 2020I am, considering Politico reported at the end of October that Vice President Mike Pence hasn’t sat in on a standing call with the country’s 50 governors for more than a month. “There’s not any acknowledgment or appreciation of the severity of the surge,” an unnamed official in one governor’s office told Politico. “The stark reality that we’re facing is the White House – from top to bottom – has stopped governing and is only campaigning.”- Advertisement – When Tapper asked Fauci if another 200,000 deaths in four months is possible, the expert responded: “It is possible, Jake, and the issue is the models—as I’ve said so often—are as good as the assumptions you put into the model, and we’ve got to change those assumptions. We’ve got to say we’re going to turn it around by very very rigorously adhering to the public health measures.” – Advertisement – RELATED: Researchers attribute at least 700 deaths directly to Trump’s disease-ridden ralliesRELATED: The new surge in COVID-19 cases is different in both size and character—and harder to stopThe Georgia run-off is January 5th. Request an absentee ballot by Nov. 18. Early in-person voting starts Dec. 14. And REGISTER TO VOTE here by Dec. 7.- Advertisement – xcenter_img And give $3 right now to rip the Senate majority from Mitch McConnell’s cold dead hands. – Advertisement –last_img read more

No qualms over Ighalo’s return to Eagles declares Osimhen

first_img When asked if the former Watford forward would not be a threat in the striking position if he eventually returns to the national team set up, Osimhen said, “Ighalo is welcome (to the national team). He did so well for us in AFCON and of course in the qualifiers. Victor Osimhen celebrates with compatriot Odion Ighalo following his move to Manchester United He is welcome anytime. Whether I am on the bench or I’m starting, it will be very good for me to try and watch him play and try to help the team also. He is welcome anytime, for me to be on the bench or playing, I have no problem with that. Read AlsoFinally Cyriel  Dessers gets Eagles call up as Rohr names 24 for S/Leone While reacting to Sunday’s victory, Osimhen said, “For me, it is important we get  that three points. So we have to keep hope for the Champions League spot and of course coming here to win is not an easy one because they have a very good and organized team. We gave our all and the win is most important.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Lille forward, Victor Osimhen has said that he would be delighted to see Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo return to Super Eagles. Since becoming the first Nigerian to feature for the English side after joining on loan from Chinese Super League Club Shanghai on deadline day, football fans in his native country are buzzing for the 31-year-old to come out of retirement ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. Ighalo announced his international retirement after helping Nigeria claim a bronze medal at the AFCON 2019 in Egypt where he emerge the tournament’s top scorer with five goals. Speaking with OJBSPORTS after helping his team to a 1-0 victory over FC Nantes in Sunday’s Ligue 1 encounter at the Stade de la Beaujoire, Osimhen however said Ighalo is an inspiration and he would be glad to lenrn from him. “Ighalo is a very big inspiration person, not just for Nigeria but the world football. For me, I draw some inspiration from him and try to learn from his game also. For me to see him and to have his jersey is one thing I would really cherished forever and I’m really happy he is a brother to me and we are very close.”Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?last_img read more

30 years ago today Ryan White passed away

first_imgToday in Indiana History, brought to you by the Indiana Historical Bureau: In 1990, 18-year-old Kokomo native Ryan White died of complications from AIDS at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. He passed away surrounded by his family and singer Elton John. White acquired the disease through contaminated hemophilia treatments. He experienced discrimination due to his HIV-positive diagnosis and school administrators barred him from attending school in Howard County because they feared the spread of the disease through casual contact.Eventually, the Whites moved to Cicero in Hamilton County, and Ryan enrolled at Hamilton Heights High School. There, the principal and student body president welcomed him and encouraged accurate and informative discussions about HIV/AIDS.An obituary published by the New York Times noted that White “put the face of a child on AIDS and served as a leader for gaining greater understanding and compassion for those with the deadly disease.” 1,500 people, including First Lady Barbara Bush, Michael Jackson, and Elton John, attended his funeral at Second Presbyterian in Indianapolis and a choir from Hamilton Heights sang “That’s What Friends Are For.” Governor Evan Bayh ordered Statehouse flags to be flown at half-mast in his honor.last_img read more

Podcasters speak on industry at Annenberg panel event

first_imgPaola Mardo, an Annenberg alumna who spoke on the panel, said finding her podcast’s target audience was pivotal in launching it. Mardo’s podcast, “Long Distance,” explores the intersection between millennial culture and the culture of first- and second-generation Filipino immigrant families. Kelly Park, a freshman majoring in communication, said she attended the event because of her interest in public broadcasting and was attracted by the opportunity to hear from podcast industry insiders who had found niches for their media. Stables said there are currently an estimated 800,000 podcasts with a combined 30 million episodes, and the podcast industry has seen exponential growth in the two decades since its launch. However, the medium faces the same issues of economic sustainability that have plagued traditional newspapers since the introduction of online journalism platforms. “It used to be a monthly show, and people would write me, like, ‘How can I support you so you can do this more often?’” Mardo said. “The fact that some people are giving me $10 a month, $20 a month, $2 a month, even — I think that’s crazy. It’s enough to pay for a Netflix subscription, let alone one podcast.” “Radio is reaching mass audiences and podcasting flips that on its head because it’s so individual and intimate,” Barth said. “As podcasting gets bigger, I don’t want to lose the connection to individual voices and individual set of ears.” “What they were talking about, just knowing your audience and why you’re making it and just keeping it on focus — that’s really interesting,” Park said.  “I know my audience: They’re Filipino Americans, they’re mostly millennials, they’re on Instagram,” Mardo said. “They want stories about them, about their experiences, about our experiences with immigrant parents or being immigrants ourselves.” Five podcast industry experts shared their experiences creating podcasts with nearly 50 people in Wallis Annenberg Hall Tuesday. They spoke about the rise in popularity of podcasts and the future of the medium. Annenberg School of Journalism Director Gordon Stables moderated the event. PRX Chief Content Officer John Barth, who also served on the panel, began his communication career working in public radio but switched to podcasting in the early 2000s. With the increasing popularity of podcasts, creators should make an effort to keep making podcasts for particular segments, Barth said. “We thought it was important to get folks in who have been at each stage of [their careers],” Stables said. “We wanted students to kind of see the scope of what people in the industry do.” The five panelists spoke on the challenges of finding an audience and launching an independent podcast.(Sarah Yaacoub | Daily Trojan) Mardo said she had difficulty funding her podcast until she launched a Patreon. Nearly 83 of her listeners donate using the platform, allowing her to continue producing her biweekly episodes. “We look back at 15 or 20 years ago and the way that the rise of the internet changed the newspaper industry,” Stables said. “The discussion was if you put your content available online and don’t ask people to pay for it, it’s hard to then remonetize the idea.”last_img read more