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Day 1148


(Matt Kiser) #1

1/ Trump banned foreign visitors from most of Europe for 30-days in an effort to curb the growing COVID-19 pandemic. Trump blamed European and Chinese travelers for bringing the “foreign virus” to the U.S., while accusing the European Union of “[failing] to take the same precautions” the U.S. had implemented to contain the coronavirus outbreak. The ban, which begins Friday at midnight, does not apply to the United Kingdom or to U.S. citizens, and there are waivers under multiple circumstances. Reading from a prepared script, Trump incorrectly described his own policy, saying that the travel restrictions would impact a “tremendous amount” of trade and cargo. The White House later clarified that the ban would not include cargo. Trump urged Americans to heed the CDC’s guidelines for Americans to protect themselves and others from the spread of the virus – instructions he has repeatedly contradicted, ignored, or downplayed over the last few weeks – and claimed the government was moving “very quickly” to fix a chronic shortage of coronavirus test kits. Trump, however, provided no specifics about how many Americans would be able to be tested, and when and where those tests could occur. (Washington Post / New York Times / Politico / CNN / ABC News / The Intercept)


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://whatthefuckjusthappenedtoday.com/2020/03/12/day-1148/

(David Bythewood) #2

Russian election meddling is back – via Ghana and Nigeria – and in your feeds


(David Bythewood) #3

A rare good story.

Man sent anti-Muslim tweets to a political candidate who then helped pay his medical debt

“This has reopened my eyes to pre-9/11, where I would look at each individual as a person,” Oscar Dillon said. “He has showed me that there is good in all walks of life.”


(David Bythewood) #4

Can anybody confirm the validity of this thread?


Pro-life my ass.

Pregnant teen dies after falling from US-Mexico border wall

Miriam Estefany Giron Luna, from Guatemala, fell on her back from the top of the wall while trying to cross into the US.


split this topic #5

A post was merged into an existing topic: :face_vomiting: Coronavirus (Community Thread)


#6

And that makes two stories


(David Bythewood) #7

That wasn’t the story, actually, I think I lost the link when I posted the new story below. Now I wish I remember what it was, it’s been such a long day.


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