House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sharpened her criticism of President Trump’s early dismissal of the coronavirus, saying the delay cost American lives. She criticized the president's initial response to the virus during a Sunday morning interview on CNN.
For barber Xiong Juan, a recent easing of restrictions in the city of Wuhan, epicenter of China's coronavirus outbreak, means she is now busier than ever. Xiong, 39, now spends her days riding around on her electric bicycle and offering her services to local residents who like her were stuck at home after authorities ordered a lockdown in the city of 11 million people in early January. "This is bliss," he said as Xiong carefully trimmed his hair with a pair of clippers.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy warned that people will be "named and shamed" as authorities enforce the state's stay-at-home order.
Several crew members who recently left the Norwegian Encore cruise ship told the Miami Herald they are worried about their colleagues still on board, as many are possibly suffering from the COVID-19 coronavirus.Thousands of cruise line employees — including many whose contracts have expired — remain on their ships, despite all U.S. sailings being canceled until mid-April because of the coronavirus pandemic. Many are from foreign countries, and the cruise lines say they can't leave because their flights keep getting canceled.In the case of the Encore, the last passengers got off in Miami on March 15. Crew members told the Herald the captain said there were no confirmed cases of COVID-19, but then they started noticing more dining carts in the hallways, indicating food was being sent to people in isolation. "They kept saying no one had symptoms, everyone is fine, you're in the best place you can be," one crew member said. "We knew that wasn't true because we saw all the carts."Crew members who were able to finally leave the Encore on March 23 told the Herald that upon disembarkation, no one at the port took their temperature or asked if they had any COVID-19 symptoms. One person has since tested positive, and several have symptoms.These crew members believe dozens of the roughly 1,000 people still on the Encore are sick. Some are also no longer being paid — the Herald reports that a letter was distributed to employees on Wednesday from a Norwegian human relations executive stating that all workers would have access to food, medical services, Wi-Fi, and laundry, but those whose contracts have expired will not receive any financial compensation, even if they can't leave because of travel restrictions."I'm worried about the people still on board," one crew member told the Herald. "I'm worried we've been lied to this whole time by management. It is reckless behavior on their part, in my opinion, and endangering."More stories from theweek.com Fox News reportedly fears its early downplaying of COVID-19 leaves it open to lawsuits Drake posts the first public photos of his 'secret baby' Adonis Trump's message to blue states battling coronavirus: Drop dead
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Washington Post-ABC News poll puts former vice-president ahead by 49% to 47% among registered votersDonald Trump has gained ground on his probable challenger in November’s presidential election and is in a “near tie” with Joe Biden, according to a new poll released on Sunday.The Washington Post-ABC News poll put the former vice-president ahead by 49% to 47% among registered voters. In February, the same poll put the US president seven points behind.Amid the coronavirus crisis, respondents favoured Trump on the economy and Biden on healthcare.Reporting the poll, the Post said it “tests only national sentiment, which would translate into the popular vote, not the state-by-state competition for an electoral college majority”.In 2016, Trump beat Hillary Clinton in the electoral college despite losing the popular vote by nearly 3m ballots.In key swing college states, the 2020 race is tight. According to the realclearpolitics.com polling average, for example, Wisconsin is a tie and Trump is 1.3% ahead in Florida while Biden leads by around four points in Michigan and Pennsylvania.The same site’s general election average puts Biden nearly six points ahead.Some critics of the former vice-president have attacked his response to the coronavirus outbreak.“I’m chomping at the bit,” Biden told reporters on a recent video call from his Delaware home. “I wish I were still in the Senate, you know, being able to impact on some things. But I am where I am.”And Trump is the man in the White House. On Friday, the polling guru Nate Silver said on Twitter: “Almost nothing about what Joe Biden is doing for the next few weeks is gonna matter much for November. And almost everything about what Donald Trump is doing is going to matter a lot.”On Saturday, Trump visited Norfolk, Virginia, for the departure of a hospital ship bound for New York harbour. He also stoked an extraordinary confrontation with New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, by suggesting some sort of enforced quarantine for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.An incredulous Cuomo said any such quarantine order would amount to a “federal declaration of war”. Trump backed off.Biden has not yet secured the Democratic nomination for 2020 but he is well ahead of the Vermont senator Bernie Sanders in the delegate count. Amid widespread public lockdowns as the coronavirus spreads, many primaries have been delayed, leaving the race in limbo.The Post-ABC poll put Biden 55%-39% up over Sanders among Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents. The last such poll had Sanders in a healthy lead.
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