web analytics
a

Facebook

Twitter

Copyright 2015 Libero Themes.
All Rights Reserved.

8:30 - 6:00

Our Office Hours Mon. - Fri.

703-406-7616

Call For Free 15/M Consultation

Facebook

Twitter

Search
Menu
Westlake Legal Group > Posts tagged "fox-news/health/infectious-disease/coronavirus"

Trump embraces door-to-door campaigning abandoned by Biden

While President Trump’s 2020 campaign workers visited the homes of 1 million potential voters last week, former vice president Joe Biden’s campaign eschewed door-to-door tactics altogether.

According to Politico, the two sides have taken effectively opposite approaches to canvassing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

TRUMP TOPS BIDEN AS BOTH TOUT LARGE JULY FUNDRAISING HAULS

On Wednesday, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee announced he would not travel to the August 17 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wis. — even as it was scaled-back — because of health concerns.

Instead, Biden would accept his nomination at the three-day event virtually — though the details remain fuzzy, as do those of a potential vice president pick.

Westlake Legal Group ef965a71-AP20173019976707 Trump embraces door-to-door campaigning abandoned by Biden Julia Musto fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/north-carolina fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/florida fox-news/us/us-regions/midwest/wisconsin fox-news/us/democratic-party fox-news/tech fox-news/politics/executive/white-house fox-news/politics/elections/republicans fox-news/politics/elections/republican-convention fox-news/politics/elections/polls fox-news/politics/elections/democrats fox-news/politics/elections/democratic-convention fox-news/politics/elections fox-news/politics/2020-presidential-election fox-news/politics fox-news/person/joe-biden fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/health/infectious-disease/coronavirus fox-news/health fox news fnc/politics fnc article 21d13c28-d53a-5e44-a4e5-13c7d5e97ba4

President Trump at a June rally in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Trump also told reporters at the end of July that he would not go to the planned Jacksonville, Fla., Republican National Convention, which has since been rescheduled to start in some capacity on Aug. 24 in Charlotte, N.C.

Additionally, on Wednesday, the 74-year-old incumbent floated the idea of delivering his convention speech from the White House, an idea that drew pushback from Republicans as well as Democrats because of ethical concerns.

While Biden has led polls for the past couple of months, CNN reported on Thursday that new data showed Trump had “stopped the bleeding,” “stabilized,” and “perhaps improved a few points.”

This comes as a Wednesday Gallup poll showed that the percentage of Republicans who say they are “satisfied” with the direction the country is heading has fallen by 60 points since February.

Trump has outraised his progressive opponent in the month of July with $165 million in donations.

Against that backdrop, Biden and the Democratic Party are betting on their strategic moves to sink the president’s campaign come November 3, the date of the election.

They are gambling on phone calls, texts, virtual meet-ups, and digital organization to help Biden to victory and hope that voters will give the 77-year-old credit for taking the health crisis seriously, Politico reported.

By comparison, the Republican National Committee has deployed mask-clad field workers and volunteers to cover American streets — maintaining that voters would not be “turned off” by campaign workers ringing doorbells.

The RNC reportedly declined to comment on whether any field staffers or volunteers had tested positive for the new coronavirus but noted that each staff member is provided masks and an eight-page document of health protocols including CDC guidance.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP 

While both Biden and Trump are feeding millions into their field initiatives, Politico pointed out political scientists disagree “on the extent to which organizing programs matter” — though it is acknowledged they are capable of swaying an election.

Westlake Legal Group 11_AP20173023367792 Trump embraces door-to-door campaigning abandoned by Biden Julia Musto fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/north-carolina fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/florida fox-news/us/us-regions/midwest/wisconsin fox-news/us/democratic-party fox-news/tech fox-news/politics/executive/white-house fox-news/politics/elections/republicans fox-news/politics/elections/republican-convention fox-news/politics/elections/polls fox-news/politics/elections/democrats fox-news/politics/elections/democratic-convention fox-news/politics/elections fox-news/politics/2020-presidential-election fox-news/politics fox-news/person/joe-biden fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/health/infectious-disease/coronavirus fox-news/health fox news fnc/politics fnc article 21d13c28-d53a-5e44-a4e5-13c7d5e97ba4  Westlake Legal Group 11_AP20173023367792 Trump embraces door-to-door campaigning abandoned by Biden Julia Musto fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/north-carolina fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/florida fox-news/us/us-regions/midwest/wisconsin fox-news/us/democratic-party fox-news/tech fox-news/politics/executive/white-house fox-news/politics/elections/republicans fox-news/politics/elections/republican-convention fox-news/politics/elections/polls fox-news/politics/elections/democrats fox-news/politics/elections/democratic-convention fox-news/politics/elections fox-news/politics/2020-presidential-election fox-news/politics fox-news/person/joe-biden fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/health/infectious-disease/coronavirus fox-news/health fox news fnc/politics fnc article 21d13c28-d53a-5e44-a4e5-13c7d5e97ba4

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Cruise company’s first trip forced to return to port in Alaska days after launching due to COVID-19 case

Westlake Legal Group cruise-companys-first-trip-forced-to-return-to-port-in-alaska-days-after-launching-due-to-covid-19-case-scaled Cruise company's first trip forced to return to port in Alaska days after launching due to COVID-19 case Michael Hollan fox-news/travel/general/cruises fox-news/health/infectious-disease/coronavirus fox news fnc/travel fnc cbfc243f-47e2-5045-ba6d-24d7cc379ceb article
Westlake Legal Group iStock-1187786178 Cruise company's first trip forced to return to port in Alaska days after launching due to COVID-19 case Michael Hollan fox-news/travel/general/cruises fox-news/health/infectious-disease/coronavirus fox news fnc/travel fnc cbfc243f-47e2-5045-ba6d-24d7cc379ceb article

Yet another cruise was recently interrupted by the coronavirus.

Only several days after launching its first cruise since the pandemic began, an American-based cruise company is ending the trip early. The decision was made after a passenger on the boat was notified of a positive result on a COVID-19 test.

UnCruise Adventures released a statement on Tuesday announcing that the Wilderness Adventurer would be docking at a port in Juneau, Alaska. Passengers on the boat would be taken to a hotel on Wednesday where they will quarantine, according to the company’s contingency plan, which was approved by the state of Alaska.

NORWEGIAN CRUISE SHIP SEES CORONAVIRUS CASES RISE TO 53, OFFICIALS SAY

Crew members will remain on the boat during their period of quarantine.

UnCruise Adventures Owner and CEO Dan Blanchard said, “We are focusing all efforts on care of the guests, crew and the local community. This is very discouraging news and not what we had hoped for, but we’ll deal with it professionally. The guests are taking the news well, and the crew has executed our contingency plan quickly.”

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

According to the press release, a passenger on the trip had previously been tested for COVID-19 prior to departing from their home. When they arrived at Juneau International Airport, however, a second test was administered. The passenger was not notified of the positive result until they were already on the boat.

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWS

“With the spotlight on the cruise and small boat industry we understand there are risks in operating and travel in general,” Blanchard explained. “With months of preparation, we were still able to pivot quickly in response to this event. We wish to thank those that have worked rapidly to isolate and implement the appropriate processes as we determine the next steps.”

Westlake Legal Group iStock-1187786178 Cruise company's first trip forced to return to port in Alaska days after launching due to COVID-19 case Michael Hollan fox-news/travel/general/cruises fox-news/health/infectious-disease/coronavirus fox news fnc/travel fnc cbfc243f-47e2-5045-ba6d-24d7cc379ceb article  Westlake Legal Group iStock-1187786178 Cruise company's first trip forced to return to port in Alaska days after launching due to COVID-19 case Michael Hollan fox-news/travel/general/cruises fox-news/health/infectious-disease/coronavirus fox news fnc/travel fnc cbfc243f-47e2-5045-ba6d-24d7cc379ceb article

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Young Florida man’s coronavirus-related heart failure forces doctors to act fast

MIAMI –– “What’s going on, what’s happening? Why this? Why now? I’m just 21.”

These are questions COVID-19 survivor Jose Flores Jr. asked himself a few weeks ago when he was fighting for his life in a Florida hospital.

“I got into an induced coma where I was in shock. So I don’t really remember,” Flores said. “After, when I got in there, I was on the phone with my mom. I don’t remember any of that. I was laying in a hospital bed, and then it felt like I was, you know, in a roulette, like it was happening again and again and again. … I still have this bruise right here. They put a machine in here for my heart.”

CORONAVIRUS IN THE U.S.: A STATE-BY-STATE BREAKDOWN

Westlake Legal Group 4f42496d-PKG.00_00_08_19.Still004 Young Florida man's coronavirus-related heart failure forces doctors to act fast fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/florida fox-news/us/miami fox-news/health/infectious-disease/coronavirus fox-news/health/heart-health fox-news/entertainment/features/exclusive fox news fnc/health fnc Elina Shirazi d5e78258-1556-56b8-a292-dbdafa0bc619 article

COVID-19 didn’t cause Flores lung problems. Instead, it hit him in his heart. Heart surgeon Allan Stewart from Mercy Hospital says his patient had massive heart failure. (Elina Shirazi)

COVID-19 didn’t cause Flores to have lung problems as it does for many who contract the novel virus. Instead, it hit him in his heart. Heart surgeon Allan Stewart said his patient had massive heart failure.

“He is a 21-year-old kid, who has really no other issues. So he’s a kid who’s not supposed to die,” said Stewart, the medical director of cardiovascular surgery at Aventura Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital.

Stewart said he had to make a quick decision to perform an emergency procedure that saved Flores’s life.

“So we inserted a pump, which is essentially just an impeller and it is called the impeller. What it does is it rotates. It spins and spins really, really fast. It pulls the blood out of the heart and sends it on its way to the body. Normally, the heart does that function on its own. The heart squeezes and by squeezing, it squeezes all of its contents out to the rest of the body,” Stewart said.

Westlake Legal Group pic Young Florida man's coronavirus-related heart failure forces doctors to act fast fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/florida fox-news/us/miami fox-news/health/infectious-disease/coronavirus fox-news/health/heart-health fox-news/entertainment/features/exclusive fox news fnc/health fnc Elina Shirazi d5e78258-1556-56b8-a292-dbdafa0bc619 article

(Elina Shirazi)

“Myocarditis or inflammation of the muscle of the heart prevents the heart from squeezing from doing its job. So what we did is we put a device in right into the heart, across the heart valve to take the place of the heart temporarily and allow the heart to heal,” he added.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Within two days, Flores started to make a full recovery. Stewart said this young man’s story shows the important link between the virus and direct heart damage — something he wants people to take seriously.

“Now we’re learning as time goes on, well geez, there are a lot of other problems associated with this virus that could affect the heart individually, not just as a consequence of affecting the lungs,” Stewart said.

Indeed: a recent study from JAMA Cardiology shows that 78% of 100 recovered patients have ongoing heart damage, inflammation, or structural changes to their heart.

Westlake Legal Group PKG.00_00_08_19.Still004 Young Florida man's coronavirus-related heart failure forces doctors to act fast fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/florida fox-news/us/miami fox-news/health/infectious-disease/coronavirus fox-news/health/heart-health fox-news/entertainment/features/exclusive fox news fnc/health fnc Elina Shirazi d5e78258-1556-56b8-a292-dbdafa0bc619 article  Westlake Legal Group PKG.00_00_08_19.Still004 Young Florida man's coronavirus-related heart failure forces doctors to act fast fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/florida fox-news/us/miami fox-news/health/infectious-disease/coronavirus fox-news/health/heart-health fox-news/entertainment/features/exclusive fox news fnc/health fnc Elina Shirazi d5e78258-1556-56b8-a292-dbdafa0bc619 article

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Ingraham: Dems in big cities giving us a glimpse of ‘new society’ under Joe Biden

Westlake Legal Group b6ff82dc-ingraham Ingraham: Dems in big cities giving us a glimpse of 'new society' under Joe Biden Victor Garcia fox-news/shows/ingraham-angle fox-news/person/joe-biden fox-news/media/fox-news-flash fox-news/media fox-news/health/infectious-disease/coronavirus fox news fnc/media fnc article 6d4b98eb-3e49-5070-8a91-ab65b57c55cd

Under a Joe Biden presidency, Americans would be “poorer, less safe, less free, and [their] kids will be less educated,” Laura Ingraham said Wednesday night on “The Ingraham Angle.”

“The Democrats are giving us a glimpse … in California and in New York and on the streets of Chicago and Baltimore [of] Joe’s new society,” Ingraham said.

The host began her program by talking about how Biden would have handled the coronavirus pandemic.

FAUCI: TRUMP RESTRICTIONS ON TRAVEL FROM CHINA, EUROPE, UK SAVED AMERICA LIVES EARLY IN PANDEMIC

“Biden would not have banned travel from China. There’s no way [he] would have done that. Two months after Trump did just that, Biden was still worrying about hurting China’s feelings,” Ingraham said. “But under Biden, as under Obama, Europe’s feelings [about] a travel ban would have been more important than what was good for Americans.”

By the same token, she claimed, Biden would have kept America’s land borders open and released detained illegal immigrants.

“Joe would never even consider a crackdown on illegal border crossings, even during a pandemic,” Ingraham suggested. “He’d open the ICE facilities, he’d release all detainees and then maybe ask questions later.”

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Turning to stay-at-home orders and other economic restrictions, the host said Biden would have kept America on lockdown “until at least 2021.”

“While he’s letting millions of illegal aliens flood the labor markets during a recession and bringing more cases of COVID, he’d make sure you’re still locked down in your home and your kids were out of school,” Ingraham said. “His allies in politics and the press who are messaging Biden’s plans, they’ve spilled the beans.”

Westlake Legal Group b6ff82dc-ingraham Ingraham: Dems in big cities giving us a glimpse of 'new society' under Joe Biden Victor Garcia fox-news/shows/ingraham-angle fox-news/person/joe-biden fox-news/media/fox-news-flash fox-news/media fox-news/health/infectious-disease/coronavirus fox news fnc/media fnc article 6d4b98eb-3e49-5070-8a91-ab65b57c55cd  Westlake Legal Group b6ff82dc-ingraham Ingraham: Dems in big cities giving us a glimpse of 'new society' under Joe Biden Victor Garcia fox-news/shows/ingraham-angle fox-news/person/joe-biden fox-news/media/fox-news-flash fox-news/media fox-news/health/infectious-disease/coronavirus fox news fnc/media fnc article 6d4b98eb-3e49-5070-8a91-ab65b57c55cd

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Norwegian cruise ship sees coronavirus cases rise to 53, officials say

Westlake Legal Group norwegian-cruise-ship-sees-coronavirus-cases-rise-to-53-officials-say Norwegian cruise ship sees coronavirus cases rise to 53, officials say fox-news/world/world-regions/europe fox-news/travel/general/cruises fox-news/travel fox-news/health/infectious-disease/coronavirus fox-news/health/infectious-disease fox news fnc/health fnc ed6573f0-7c42-5ce8-98cb-ec5959cf05be David Aaro article

At least 53 people who recently traveled on a Norwegian Cruise Line cruise ship have tested positive for the coronavirus, health officials said Wednesday.

In response to the outbreak on Hurtigruten’s MS Roald Amundsen — which had undergone two voyages last month — the company apologized and halted all cruises Monday.

Meanwhile, Norway closed its ports to cruise ships for two weeks amid health officials’ concerns that the outbreak may have infected people in dozens of towns and villages along the country’s western coast.

“The preliminary results now show that there are a total of 53 people with confirmed infection on these two voyages; 37 among the crew and 16 passengers,” the Norwegian Institute of Public Health said.

CORONAVIRUS INFECTS 41 PEOPLE ON NORWEGIAN CRUISE SHIP

Westlake Legal Group AP20216319123635 Norwegian cruise ship sees coronavirus cases rise to 53, officials say fox-news/world/world-regions/europe fox-news/travel/general/cruises fox-news/travel fox-news/health/infectious-disease/coronavirus fox-news/health/infectious-disease fox news fnc/health fnc ed6573f0-7c42-5ce8-98cb-ec5959cf05be David Aaro article

Norwegian cruise ship MS Roald Amundsen moored in Tromso, Norway, Monday Aug. 3, 2020. (Terje Pedersen/NTB Scanpix via AP)

Before the newly confirmed cases, 41 people – including 5 passengers and 36 crew members – had been admitted to the University Hospital of North Norway after contracting the virus, reports said. The vessel is currently docked in Tromsoe, north of the Arctic Circle.

Hurtigruten had previously reached out to guests who traveled on the MS Roald Amundsen for voyages from July 17-24 and July 25-31, cruising from Bergen in the south to the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard.

Passengers on the two voyages are required to quarantine for 10 days after leaving the ship, according to health officials in Norway. They must also follow up with the local health services in their home areas.

While the quarantine period for the first voyage has now expired, passengers from the second voyage were said to be from different parts of the country.

Westlake Legal Group AP20215563026639 Norwegian cruise ship sees coronavirus cases rise to 53, officials say fox-news/world/world-regions/europe fox-news/travel/general/cruises fox-news/travel fox-news/health/infectious-disease/coronavirus fox-news/health/infectious-disease fox news fnc/health fnc ed6573f0-7c42-5ce8-98cb-ec5959cf05be David Aaro article

Crew members clean onboard Hurtigruten’s vessel MS Roald Amundsen docked in Tromso, Norway, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. (Associated Press)

“It is important that all municipalities now receiving inquiries from passengers from MS Roald Amundsen and the voyage from July 24-31 prioritize testing, so that we can get an overview at the national level of the consequences of the outbreak, and thus prevent further spread,” the institute said.

The 16 infected passengers were registered as living in a total of seven Norwegian counties: Nordland, Oslo, Rogaland, Troms and Finnmark, Trøndelag, Vestland, and Viken.

CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS FORCED TO REMAIN ON BOAT IN NORWAY AFTER POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST

The cruise liner often acts like a local ferry, traveling from port to port along Norway’s west coast. Some passengers disembarked along the route and authorities fear they may have spread the virus to local communities.

“The safety and well-being of our guests and crew is Hurtigruten’s number one priority,” said Hurtigruten CEO, Daniel Skjeldam. “We are now focusing all available efforts in taking care of our guests and colleagues. We are working closely with the Norwegian National and Local Health Authorities for follow-up, information, further testing, and infection tracking.”

Norwegian news agency NTB reported that 33 of the 36 Hurtigruten crew members who recently tested positive arrived from the Philippines, while others came from Norway, France, and Germany. All 158 crew members have since been tested for the coronavirus, and 122 were said to be negative as of Monday morning.

Westlake Legal Group AP20218329530847 Norwegian cruise ship sees coronavirus cases rise to 53, officials say fox-news/world/world-regions/europe fox-news/travel/general/cruises fox-news/travel fox-news/health/infectious-disease/coronavirus fox-news/health/infectious-disease fox news fnc/health fnc ed6573f0-7c42-5ce8-98cb-ec5959cf05be David Aaro article

The cruise ship SeaDream 1 at the quay in Bodoe, Norway, Wednesday Aug. 5, 2020. The cruise ship with 123 passengers on board and a crew of 85 has docked in the Norwegian harbor of Bodoe but no one can disembark after a former passenger from Denmark tested positive for the coronavirus upon returning home. (Associated Press)

Meanwhile, in the Arctic harbor of Bodoe, Norway, the crew and passengers on the cruise ship Seadream 1 all tested negative for the virus. The tests were made “in an abundance of caution,” according to Norway-based company that owns the ship, SeaDream Yacht Club.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

The ship’s passengers were ordered to remain on board amid concerns from authorities after a passenger on a previous trip tested positive for the virus upon returning home.

Fox News’ Janine Puhak and the Associated Press contributed to this report

Westlake Legal Group AP20216319123635 Norwegian cruise ship sees coronavirus cases rise to 53, officials say fox-news/world/world-regions/europe fox-news/travel/general/cruises fox-news/travel fox-news/health/infectious-disease/coronavirus fox-news/health/infectious-disease fox news fnc/health fnc ed6573f0-7c42-5ce8-98cb-ec5959cf05be David Aaro article  Westlake Legal Group AP20216319123635 Norwegian cruise ship sees coronavirus cases rise to 53, officials say fox-news/world/world-regions/europe fox-news/travel/general/cruises fox-news/travel fox-news/health/infectious-disease/coronavirus fox-news/health/infectious-disease fox news fnc/health fnc ed6573f0-7c42-5ce8-98cb-ec5959cf05be David Aaro article

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Fauci says coronavirus vaccine doses could arrive in early 2021; claims no WH speed-up pressure

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said Wednesday that drugmakers will likely have tens of millions of coronavirus vaccine doses ready by early next year and at least 1 billion by the end of 2021.

Fauci told Reuters there would be no pressure by U.S. regulators to unsafely speed up the approval of a vaccine for political expediency, despite the November election.

“I’m certain of what the White House would like to see, but I haven’t seen any indication of pressure at this point to do anything different than what we’re doing,” he said.

President Trump said this week a vaccine could potentially be available this fall.

Westlake Legal Group AP20218605603537 Fauci says coronavirus vaccine doses could arrive in early 2021; claims no WH speed-up pressure fox-news/person/anthony-fauci fox-news/health/infectious-disease/vaccines fox-news/health/infectious-disease/outbreaks fox-news/health/infectious-disease/coronavirus fox-news/health/infectious-disease fox news fnc/health fnc f5816525-7a32-5c62-b511-bec3a119bc1c Brie Stimson article

Clinical Research Nurse Aneta Gupta labels blood samples from volunteer Yash during the Imperial College vaccine trial, at a clinic in London, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (Associated Press)

MODERNA DETAILS CORONAVIRUS VACCINE PRICING AS ORDERS ROLL IN 

“We’re balancing speed and safety and we’re on pace to have a vaccine available this year, maybe far in advance of the end of the year,” Trump said during a White House news briefing. “And we’re mass-producing the most promising candidates in advance so that we’re ready upon approval. We have our military lined up, it’s logistics, it’s all about logistics.”

More than 150 potential coronavirus vaccines are being developed around the world and at least 27 are in human trials, according to The New York Times.

Fauci agreed with Trump’s assessment that the virus was “under control” — but only in certain parts of the U.S.

“We’re a big country,” he said. “You can pick out some parts of the country that are looking good and you could say is under control; you could pick some parts of the country that are on fire, in the sense, I mean you’re having outbreaks that you know you don’t get 70,000 cases a day when nothing’s going on.”

He lamented that younger Americans sometimes don’t treat the virus with the same level of seriousness they should. “Young people could get infected and think that, in fact, it doesn’t have any impact on them when, in fact, they are part of the propagation of the outbreak,” Fauci said.

He also stressed that turning mask-wearing into a political issue wouldn’t help control the outbreak but said it was a “step in the right direction” to see Trump and Vice President Pence encouraging people to wear them.

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE 

“I’m very pleased now that we’re seeing the vice president consistently wearing a mask, the president tweeting that you should be wearing masks,” he told Reuters. “That’s a good thing.”

Westlake Legal Group Anthony-Fauci-1-AP Fauci says coronavirus vaccine doses could arrive in early 2021; claims no WH speed-up pressure fox-news/person/anthony-fauci fox-news/health/infectious-disease/vaccines fox-news/health/infectious-disease/outbreaks fox-news/health/infectious-disease/coronavirus fox-news/health/infectious-disease fox news fnc/health fnc f5816525-7a32-5c62-b511-bec3a119bc1c Brie Stimson article  Westlake Legal Group Anthony-Fauci-1-AP Fauci says coronavirus vaccine doses could arrive in early 2021; claims no WH speed-up pressure fox-news/person/anthony-fauci fox-news/health/infectious-disease/vaccines fox-news/health/infectious-disease/outbreaks fox-news/health/infectious-disease/coronavirus fox-news/health/infectious-disease fox news fnc/health fnc f5816525-7a32-5c62-b511-bec3a119bc1c Brie Stimson article

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Arnon Mishkin: Biden could benefit by skipping Democratic Convention — he avoids sticking foot in his mouth

Westlake Legal Group arnon-mishkin-biden-could-benefit-by-skipping-democratic-convention-he-avoids-sticking-foot-in-his-mouth Arnon Mishkin: Biden could benefit by skipping Democratic Convention — he avoids sticking foot in his mouth fox-news/us/us-regions/midwest/wisconsin fox-news/politics/elections/democrats fox-news/politics/elections/democratic-convention fox-news/politics/elections fox-news/politics/2020-presidential-election fox-news/person/joe-biden fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/opinion fox-news/newsedge/health fox-news/health/infectious-disease/coronavirus fox-news/health/infectious-disease fox news fnc/opinion fnc article Arnon Mishkin 015bbde0-a852-5be8-806b-b9a22f781398
Westlake Legal Group image Arnon Mishkin: Biden could benefit by skipping Democratic Convention — he avoids sticking foot in his mouth fox-news/us/us-regions/midwest/wisconsin fox-news/politics/elections/democrats fox-news/politics/elections/democratic-convention fox-news/politics/elections fox-news/politics/2020-presidential-election fox-news/person/joe-biden fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/opinion fox-news/newsedge/health fox-news/health/infectious-disease/coronavirus fox-news/health/infectious-disease fox news fnc/opinion fnc article Arnon Mishkin 015bbde0-a852-5be8-806b-b9a22f781398

The announcement Wednesday that former Vice President Joe Biden will not travel to the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee to accept his party’s presidential nomination because of the coronavirus pandemic could be a plus for his presidential campaign.

Biden will instead deliver his acceptance speech from his home state of Delaware to a convention that will largely be conducted virtually and to a TV audience in homes around the country.

Convention delegates will vote from their home states to nominate Biden and the woman he chooses to be his vice presidential running mate during the week of Aug. 17. Like the Republicans, the Democrats have scaled back their party convention from what was planned to be a mass gathering of thousands of delegates, elected officials, party officials and journalists.

BIDEN SCRAPS PLANS TO TRAVEL TO MILWAUKEE FOR NOMINATION ACCEPTANCE, CITING CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

This could be a plus for Biden because he has shown himself to be prone to making multiple gaffes when being interviewed by reporters and responding to questions from the public during town halls and in-person campaigning.

More from Opinion

This year’s presidential campaign is like none in the last 100 years, lacking the cross-country campaigning at rallies and events that was the hallmark of past campaigns. Biden has been holed up his Delaware home, speaking to supporters via social media, giving scripted speeches in front of a teleprompter from his home or nearby to small numbers of socially distanced people, and rarely taking questions from the media.

All this minimizes the chances Biden will stick his foot in his mouth and say something that brings him criticism, such as when he told the host of a Black-oriented radio show in May that “if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t Black.”

When that comment sparked a torrent of criticism, the former vice president said that “perhaps I was much too cavalier. I know that he comments have come off like I was taking the African American vote for granted but nothing could be further from the truth.”

Now with no need to travel to the Democratic Convention, Biden can continue his shelter-in-place campaign from home. Since Biden is leading Trump by significant margins in opinion polls among voters nationally and in key states, he has little incentive to change his strategy and start traveling around the country campaigning.

The very real danger posed by the coronavirus pandemic gives Biden a good excuse to stay home and portray himself as a responsible candidate concerned with public health.

When a president is running for reelection, the campaign invariably turns into a referendum on the incumbent. That’s truer than ever this year.

President Trump has a unique ability to dominate the media. But despite all the attention he generates with White House news conferences, events and occasional travel, Trump has the same foot-in-mouth problem as Biden.

Trump’s misstatements about the coronavirus pandemic in particular — playing down the seriousness of the disease COVID-19 and suggesting unproven and in some cases dangerous treatments — have eroded his credibility and support with the public.

Biden — the challenger, with the longest resume of a candidate since at least George H. W. Bush — has benefitted from the drop in Trump’s public approval ratings. Many voters who have had enough of Trump aren’t particularly enthusiastic about Biden, but he doesn’t generate fear and uncertainty among voters. As a result, many voters say they plan to cast ballots for Biden primarily to get Trump out of the White House.

After almost four years of President Trump’s unprecedented and controversial actions, Biden is wisely portraying himself as a president who would return some sense of normalcy to the country. His homebound campaign makes it easier for him to do this by avoiding the spotlight of the campaign trail.

Trump has the same foot-in-mouth problem as Biden.

Because the pandemic is sidelining Biden and even Trump to a lesser extent (he won’t travel to the Republican National Convention) the three presidential and one vice presidential debates this fall will be more important than ever.

The unscripted and unpredictable debates are likely to be the only chance for Trump to try to throw Biden off-balance, and try to force a gaffe that might slow the momentum of the Biden campaign.

ut President Trump and his campaign have done Biden a favor by lowering public expectations for Biden’s debate performance. They have attacked every slip of the tongue by Biden and blown them up out of all proportion, intimating (but never quite saying) that Biden is suffering from dementia.

In an interview last month with Chris Wallace of Fox News, Trump called Biden “not competent to be president” and unable to do interviews. Trump said that “Biden can’t put two sentences together” and that “Joe doesn’t know he’s alive.”

While Biden’s conduct and record are certainly open to harsh criticism, it’s obvious to anyone watching him on TV that he can put two sentences together and is aware that he is alive. He will prove this on the debate stage, and simply by doing so convince many Americans that he has had a successful performance, because Trump has set the bar for expectations so low for the former vice president.

When I watched Biden debate his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination I graded his appearances between a C- and a B+. But even a C- performance counts as a success if the audience expects a failure.

Biden’s stay-at-home campaign brings to mind the last major “front porch” presidential campaign – that of Republican candidate Warren G. Harding in 1920.

Harding had the misfortune of running against two very capable Democrats: Presidential candidate and Ohio Gov. James Cox, a successful businessman who built a large newspaper chain and then the large media conglomerate Cox Enterprises (which continues to this day) and vice presidential candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt (yes, that one) before he contracted polio.

But Harding was running in the aftermath of the second term of Democratic President Woodrow Wilson – coinciding with a divisive end to World War I, a deep recession, controversial raids on immigrant communities, and, yes, a pandemic —  in this case, the Spanish flu.

While the gregarious Cox traveled thousands of miles holding campaign rallies, Harding stayed close to his Marion, Ohio home, greeting the press and visitors who came to see him speak.

Harding’s theme was a return to normalcy of the pre-Wilson, and pre-Teddy Roosevelt era, both times of significant change in the country. As Harding put it: “Normal men and back to normalcy will steady a civilization which has been fevered by the supreme upheaval of all the world.”

Sound familiar? As they say, history may not repeat itself, but it does rhyme.

While Harding’s presidency is best remembered as a scandalous failure, his campaign was anything but. He won the largest popular vote margin in a contested presidential election up to that time, as well as 37 of the then-48 states. He was the first Republican to carry a state of the old Confederacy.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR OPINION NEWSLETTER

Harding died in office in 1923, but his term in office led to three consecutive Republican White House terms.

The challenge for Trump is how to fight against the rhymes of history. As it has been throughout this pandemic, he should have every advantage. His opponent refuses to make news — so it’s up to Trump to figure out how to use his bully pulpit to put points in his column, rather than in Biden’s.

Unfortunately, the coronavirus continues to infect and kill Americans — the U.S. death toll now tops 157,000, with more than 4.8 million infections. And our economy continues to suffer, with high unemployment and many businesses remaining closed. This makes it vital for Trump to show the American people that he and his administration are doing everything possible to fight the pandemic.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Yet Trump’s attacks on his own public health agencies and officials — including Drs. Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx — and the president’s overly optimistic assessments of the pandemic are sowing public doubts about his ability to handle this crisis. It’s gotten so bad that at times it seems the Biden campaign is running the Trump campaign, orchestrating a path to make Trump a one-term president.

Biden may be past his prime and may not have been every Democrat’s first choice for the nomination, but Trump’s repeated unforced errors could vault Biden into the Oval Office.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE FROM ARNON MISHKIN

Westlake Legal Group image Arnon Mishkin: Biden could benefit by skipping Democratic Convention — he avoids sticking foot in his mouth fox-news/us/us-regions/midwest/wisconsin fox-news/politics/elections/democrats fox-news/politics/elections/democratic-convention fox-news/politics/elections fox-news/politics/2020-presidential-election fox-news/person/joe-biden fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/opinion fox-news/newsedge/health fox-news/health/infectious-disease/coronavirus fox-news/health/infectious-disease fox news fnc/opinion fnc article Arnon Mishkin 015bbde0-a852-5be8-806b-b9a22f781398  Westlake Legal Group image Arnon Mishkin: Biden could benefit by skipping Democratic Convention — he avoids sticking foot in his mouth fox-news/us/us-regions/midwest/wisconsin fox-news/politics/elections/democrats fox-news/politics/elections/democratic-convention fox-news/politics/elections fox-news/politics/2020-presidential-election fox-news/person/joe-biden fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/opinion fox-news/newsedge/health fox-news/health/infectious-disease/coronavirus fox-news/health/infectious-disease fox news fnc/opinion fnc article Arnon Mishkin 015bbde0-a852-5be8-806b-b9a22f781398

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Washington Post issues major correction after botching Trump-Twitter post

Westlake Legal Group washington-post-issues-major-correction-after-botching-trump-twitter-post Washington Post issues major correction after botching Trump-Twitter post Joseph Wulfsohn fox-news/tech/companies/twitter fox-news/politics/elections/campaigning/trump-2020-campaign fox-news/politics/elections fox-news/politics/2020-presidential-election fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/media fox-news/health/infectious-disease/coronavirus fox news fnc/media fnc article 9444b318-3470-57ba-9004-d98725804936
Westlake Legal Group Trump-Washington-Post-Logo Washington Post issues major correction after botching Trump-Twitter post Joseph Wulfsohn fox-news/tech/companies/twitter fox-news/politics/elections/campaigning/trump-2020-campaign fox-news/politics/elections fox-news/politics/2020-presidential-election fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/media fox-news/health/infectious-disease/coronavirus fox news fnc/media fnc article 9444b318-3470-57ba-9004-d98725804936

The Washington Post sparked massive confusion Wednesday evening after erroneously reporting that President Trump was banned from tweeting because of a claim he made about the coronavirus.

Both Facebook and Twitter were cracking down on clips that were shared from the president’s interview on “Fox & Friends” earlier in the day, where he continued his push for schools to be reopened in the fall. However, the tech giants removed the clips of him asserting that children are “almost immune” to the virus, citing the claim was “misinformation.”

The Team Trump campaign account had uploaded the video on Twitter, in a post that the president later shared on his personal account.

After Twitter disabled the video, the platform further punished Team Trump by forbidding the account from tweeting until it took down the original post.

However, the Post apparently got its wires crossed in reporting what happened.

FACEBOOK REMOVES TRUMP POST OVER CORONAVIRUS MISINFORMATION RULES; TWITTER ALSO CLAMPS DOWN

“Breaking: Twitter said it will require President Trump to remove a post containing coronavirus misinformation, banning him from tweeting until he does so,” the Post began its report in bold text. “Twitter hid the post and said he will not be able to tweet from his account until he deletes it, although he can appeal the decision.”

The Post then shared a quote from a Twitter spokesperson that appeared to allude to the president instead of his campaign, saying the tweet was “in violation of the Twitter Rules on COVID-19 misinformation. The account owner will be required to remove the Tweet before they can Tweet again.”

Several Washington Post journalists shared the inaccurate information on Twitter, spreading the report across the platform. They later deleted their tweets.

The paper ultimately issued a correction, writing at the bottom of its report, “Twitter penalized Team Trump, the president’s campaign account. An earlier version of this article said that Twitter penalized President Trump’s account.”

Facebook and Twitter confirmed to Fox News that they took action against the videos uploaded by the Trump campaign.

“This video includes false claims that a group of people is immune from COVID-19 which is a violation of our policies around harmful COVID misinformation,” Facebook spokeswoman Liz Bourgeois told FOX News in a statement.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

A Twitter spokesperson similarly told FOX News the tweet was “in violation of the Twitter rules on COVID-19 misinformation” and that the Trump campaign would “be required to remove the Tweet before they can Tweet again.”

Trump campaign spokeswoman Courtney Parella told FOX News that President Trump was “stating a fact that children are less susceptible to the coronavirus.”

“Another day, another display of Silicon Valley’s flagrant bias against this President, where the rules are only enforced in one direction,” she added. “Social media companies are not the arbiters of truth.”

Fox News’ Lucas Manfredi contributed to this story. 

Westlake Legal Group Trump-Washington-Post-Logo Washington Post issues major correction after botching Trump-Twitter post Joseph Wulfsohn fox-news/tech/companies/twitter fox-news/politics/elections/campaigning/trump-2020-campaign fox-news/politics/elections fox-news/politics/2020-presidential-election fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/media fox-news/health/infectious-disease/coronavirus fox news fnc/media fnc article 9444b318-3470-57ba-9004-d98725804936  Westlake Legal Group Trump-Washington-Post-Logo Washington Post issues major correction after botching Trump-Twitter post Joseph Wulfsohn fox-news/tech/companies/twitter fox-news/politics/elections/campaigning/trump-2020-campaign fox-news/politics/elections fox-news/politics/2020-presidential-election fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/media fox-news/health/infectious-disease/coronavirus fox news fnc/media fnc article 9444b318-3470-57ba-9004-d98725804936

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

People are renting or buying second homes for office space amid coronavirus pandemic

Westlake Legal Group people-are-renting-or-buying-second-homes-for-office-space-amid-coronavirus-pandemic People are renting or buying second homes for office space amid coronavirus pandemic Zachary Kussin New York Post fox-news/travel/general/home-rentals fox-news/real-estate/rental fox-news/lifestyle fox-news/health/infectious-disease/coronavirus fnc/real-estate fnc article 5d309545-c263-52d9-a02d-083fa963ae07

When Felipe Vasconcelos heads to work, he doesn’t have to stay shut inside his one-bedroom Murray Hill condo — and he doesn’t have to commute to his Brooklyn office either. Instead, the 37-year-old takes an elevator six floors down to a 450-square-foot studio apartment, which he rented two weeks ago for $2,100 per month.

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE

“Trying to work from home … the place where I relax, it was very difficult to concentrate — but also I was limited by space,” said Vasconcelos, a cosmetics industry serial-entrepreneur whose holdings include StartBeauty. He had previously looked for a nearby office rental to mix up his routine and boost efficiency, but when he noticed this second-floor unit listing — represented by Douglas Elliman’s Aimee Fink, who also lives in the building — he saw a chance to create a makeshift workspace.

Westlake Legal Group iStock-1221364691 People are renting or buying second homes for office space amid coronavirus pandemic Zachary Kussin New York Post fox-news/travel/general/home-rentals fox-news/real-estate/rental fox-news/lifestyle fox-news/health/infectious-disease/coronavirus fnc/real-estate fnc article 5d309545-c263-52d9-a02d-083fa963ae07

Even those who planned on expanding by combining apartments before the outbreak have followed through with their purchases — and will carve out large offices for themselves in the newly acquired spaces. (iStock)

As city professionals largely continue to work from home to curb the spread of the coronavirus, they’re feeling the strain of cramped spaces — or a lack of sanctuary with work and home blending into one. But certain locals, namely those with the means to do so, have found a way to escape the confines of their four walls: renting or buying separate flexible-space apartments, which they’ll use as indefinite home offices.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER

In the week since picking up the part-time pad, Vasconcelos said, “I’ve seen an increase in productivity.” And not only does he have enough room for his desk and three computer monitors, but he’s also got space for a home gym with a mat, a bench, a barbell and dumbbells. Still, the biggest benefit comes at the end of the day.

“I think that the big difference for me is, yes, when I come home I can absolutely relax,” he said.

HOTELS ARE TAPPING INTO WORK-FROM-HOME, TRANSFORMING ROOMS INTO OFFICE SPACES

Although renting offers month-to-month flexibility until the pandemic crisis presumably blows over, others in need of nearby extra space want something more permanent.

Alan Klein, a 52-year-old Compass real estate agent, and his husband, 35-year-old landscape designer Jeffrey Erb, had considered purchasing a separate unit for the mere sake of having extra living space — “but COVID accelerated that plan,” said Klein.

PANDEMIC PRICING: 5 CITIES WHERE DISCOUNTED HOMES ARE DRIVING UP DEMAND

So, the two are now in a $195,000 contract to snag a studio co-op around the corner from their Jackson Heights two-bedroom co-op — which will serve as a home office for the time being.

Once the listing went live, they pounced.

“I am doing a lot of business in Jackson Heights … I am constantly watching the market,” said Klein.

The pair began working from home in March, and they admit that led to too much togetherness.

“I think any relationship will feel the toll of that,” said Erb, who previously worked from home when he ran his own business. “It’s an open-layout apartment,” he added of their primary residence, “it’s very hard to be physically distanced … it’s easier to be distracted — it’s not like you’re sitting next to a co-worker you can really tune out.”

Once the 350-square-foot spread, which boasts views of Manhattan, becomes theirs, the plan is for one of them to go there at a time to work.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

“The key factor here is not to be on top of each other,” said Klein.

Even those who planned on expanding by combining apartments before the outbreak have followed through with their purchases — and will carve out large offices for themselves in the newly acquired spaces.

“We’re going to turn what the living room was into an office, and that’s where I’m going to work,” said 34-year-old Ariel Moses, who works in communications and closed last week on a one-bedroom next to her East Midtown two-bedroom. She declined to reveal the price, but she said she plans on decking out that 500-square-foot space with a desk, a chair and some couches.

“I need a space where I can [work] — I’m working in my bedroom right now and it’s not productive,” she said, adding that having this dedicated office will lead to better-looking video conferences. “I need to maintain some decorum in some sense, and some professionalism.”

The overarching need, however, is more space for her family. By expanding her 1,600-square-foot apartment by another 1,100 square feet, her 40-year-old husband Marshall Weinstein, CEO of DJ and events company SET Artist Management, will have space for his office, and her 15-year-old brother, JD, will have a bigger bedroom for remote-schooling. There will even be extra room for Moses’ and Weinstein’s 16-month-old daughter, Asher.

“We’re just … doing our best to give everyone the best chance they can get to do their best work,” said Moses. “We’re making it work.”

Westlake Legal Group iStock-1221364691 People are renting or buying second homes for office space amid coronavirus pandemic Zachary Kussin New York Post fox-news/travel/general/home-rentals fox-news/real-estate/rental fox-news/lifestyle fox-news/health/infectious-disease/coronavirus fnc/real-estate fnc article 5d309545-c263-52d9-a02d-083fa963ae07  Westlake Legal Group iStock-1221364691 People are renting or buying second homes for office space amid coronavirus pandemic Zachary Kussin New York Post fox-news/travel/general/home-rentals fox-news/real-estate/rental fox-news/lifestyle fox-news/health/infectious-disease/coronavirus fnc/real-estate fnc article 5d309545-c263-52d9-a02d-083fa963ae07

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Alyssa Milano tests positive for coronavirus antibodies: ‘I thought I was dying’

Westlake Legal Group alyssa-milano-tests-positive-for-coronavirus-antibodies-i-thought-i-was-dying Alyssa Milano tests positive for coronavirus antibodies: 'I thought I was dying' Nate Day fox-news/person/alyssa-milano fox-news/health/infectious-disease/coronavirus fox-news/entertainment/celebrity-news fox-news/entertainment fox news fnc/entertainment fnc article 4c0564c2-f3cf-5086-99ff-7b503543a567

Alyssa Milano has tested positive for coronavirus antibodies after testing negative for the virus itself.

The 47-year-old actress took to Instagram on Wednesday to share the results, including a screenshot of the data, as well as a photo of herself using a breathing machine while she was sick in April.

“This was me on April 2nd after being sick for 2 weeks. I had never been this kind of sick,” Milano shared. “Everything hurt. Loss of smell. It felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest. I couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t keep food in me. I lost 9 pounds in 2 weeks. I was confused. Low grade fever. And the headaches were horrible. I basically had every Covid symptom.”

ALYSSA MILANO INCORRECTLY BLAMES ‘#TRUMPGESTAPO’ FOR VIRAL ARREST OF TEEN BY PLAINCLOTHES NYPD OFFICERS

The “Charmed” alum said that she was tested for coronavirus twice in March, but both tests came back negative.

Additionally, once she was feeling better, she took a finger-prick test to determine whether she had the antibodies that often occur in those that have fought off the virus, but again received negative results.

“After living the last 4 months with lingering symptoms like, vertigo, stomach abnormalities, irregular periods, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, zero short term memory, and general malaise, I went and got an antibody test from a blood draw (not the finger prick) from a lab,” she continued. “I am POSITIVE for covid antibodies. I had Covid19.”

‘WHO’S THE BOSS’ REBOOT STARRING ALYSSA MILANO, TONY DANZA IN DEVELOPMENT BY SONY

Milano stressed that the “testing system is flawed” and said that the “real numbers” remained unknown.

Westlake Legal Group GettyImages-1078617590 Alyssa Milano tests positive for coronavirus antibodies: 'I thought I was dying' Nate Day fox-news/person/alyssa-milano fox-news/health/infectious-disease/coronavirus fox-news/entertainment/celebrity-news fox-news/entertainment fox news fnc/entertainment fnc article 4c0564c2-f3cf-5086-99ff-7b503543a567

Alyssa Milano tested positive for coronavirus antibodies after testing negative for the virus multiple times. (Getty Images)

“I also want you to know, this illness is not a hoax. I thought I was dying. It felt like I was dying,” the actress wrote. “I will be donating my plasma with hopes that I might save a life. Please take care of yourselves. Please wash your hands and wear a mask and social distance. I don’t want anyone to feel the way I felt.”

She concluded: “Be well. I love you all (well, maybe not the trolls. Just the kind people.)”

According to John Hopkins University, there have been 18.7 million coronavirus cases worldwide with 4.8 million of those being in the United States alone.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

More than 700,000 deaths have been reported around the globe, with more than 158,000 of them in the US.

Westlake Legal Group GettyImages-1078617590 Alyssa Milano tests positive for coronavirus antibodies: 'I thought I was dying' Nate Day fox-news/person/alyssa-milano fox-news/health/infectious-disease/coronavirus fox-news/entertainment/celebrity-news fox-news/entertainment fox news fnc/entertainment fnc article 4c0564c2-f3cf-5086-99ff-7b503543a567  Westlake Legal Group GettyImages-1078617590 Alyssa Milano tests positive for coronavirus antibodies: 'I thought I was dying' Nate Day fox-news/person/alyssa-milano fox-news/health/infectious-disease/coronavirus fox-news/entertainment/celebrity-news fox-news/entertainment fox news fnc/entertainment fnc article 4c0564c2-f3cf-5086-99ff-7b503543a567

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com