As the draft of this report was started, Marine One was awaiting President Trump from the residence, to fly him to Walter Reed Medical Center after the post-midnight announcement that he and First Lady Melania Trump have both tested positive for COVID19.
The word is that they are making this move out of an abundance of caution. The trip to Walter Reed has already occurred. POTUS Trump’s stay is expected to last a few days.
Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020
One source has called this development in the last month of the 2020 campaign “God’s October Surprise.” That might sound negative, but it is a rather intriguing notion. More on that another time, as this plays out.
The right-of-center Epoch Times said this afternoon “Trump ‘Hard at Work’ Following COVID-19 Diagnosis: White House,” adding that “President Donald Trump is working hard from the White House despite his COVID-19 diagnosis, as he keeps tabs on the Supreme Court nomination battle and other issues, White House officials said Friday.”
The symptoms being described for the president include a low-grade fever, chills, and congestion. But he and the First Lady are both said to be in good spirits. There will be an office set up at Walter Reed for President Trump will be working from while he is at Walter Reed.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020
The unfolding drama could prove a boost or a bane to the Trump’s reelection campaign. Time will tell.
It is good to recall that the nation has had similar situations in the late 1960s, as MHProNews previously reported. The Democratic Lyndon B. Johnson Administration was hit by the Hong Kong Flu, race, left-wing riots, and more. Learn more about that chapter in American history via the report linked below.
This is a useful point to pivot to the headline. It deals with statistics from a medial, public health, business, and jobs perspective. That follows the quotable quotes, left-right headlines, two of our three summaries of the markets at today’s closing bell. The final market graphic, which is manufactured home connected stocks specific, is found after the featured focus and related reports.
Quotes That Shed Light – American Social, Industry, National Issues..
Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business
- Spreading like wildfire
- How a crease in Biden’s shirt spawned a debate conspiracy theory
- Nearly 4 million US jobs have vanished forever
- Markets: Stocks drop after Trump tests positive for Covid-19
- On edge: Wall Street has urgent questions about Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis
- Jobs report: Trump has the worst job losses on record heading into the election
- Back-to-Normal Index: See your state’s economic recovery
- CNN reporter: Trump contracting Covid-19 could be ‘game changer’ for markets
- Opinion: Why the economy would be stronger under Biden than Trump
- UK bookmakers stop taking bets on US election
- Opinion: Building more roads won’t help fix America’s economy
- Trump downplayed Hope Hicks’ Covid diagnosis on Fox hours before announcing he also tested positive
- More positives: Journalists who work at the White House are testing positive for Covid-19
- OTHER TOP STORIES
- A Tesla car sits parked at a Tesla Supercharger on September 23, 2020 in Petaluma, California. California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order directing the California Air Resources Board to establish regulations that would require all new cars and passenger trucks sold in the state to be zero-emission vehicles by 2035. Sales of internal combustion engines would be banned in the state after 2035.
- Tesla shares sink 7% despite record car sales
- This 3-million-square-foot megamall is reopening
- California governor vetoes return-to-work bill for many laid-off workers
- The Atlanta Falcons will use ‘disinfecting drones’ to sanitize the team’s stadium
- H&M is closing 250 stores
- Walmart finds new buyers for UK supermarket chain Asda
- ‘Star Wars: Squadrons’ lets players pilot their own starfighters
- Chris Wallace blames Trump for chaotic debate: He ‘bears the primary responsibility’
- Fox News paid Kimberly Guilfoyle’s former assistant $4 million after sexual harassment accusations, New Yorker reports
Headlines from right-of-center Fox Business
- Trump’s positive COVID-19 test gives stocks wild ride
- Investors digested the president’s disclosure that he tested positive for COVID-19, along with the September jobs report.
- Trump’s COVID-19 announcement becomes his most-liked tweet ever
- Disney CEO leaves Gavin Newsom’s California coronavirus task force
- Disney to lay off 28,000 employees as COVID-19 continues to hammer its businesses
- Social media companies on ‘high alert’ for election misinformation
- BERNIE MARCUS: Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis won’t stop him or economy
- MOVING ON
- REAL ESTATE
- Actor Rob Lowe cashes in on California home
- HELP IS ON THE WAY
- Pelosi pledges ‘imminent’ relief for US airlines
- NO TREATS HERE
- Why Airbnb is blocking some rentals over Halloween
- MAJOR HAUL
- Uber lands huge investments for freight business
- ‘IN GOOD SPIRITS’
- White House chief of staff details conversation with Trump this morning
- IN THE CLEAR
- Biden says he and Jill have tested negative for coronavirus
- ‘REALLY EXCITED’
- RICH & FAMOUS
- Pamela Anderson partners with plant-based meats company
- RECIPE FOR SUCCESS
- FOOD & DRINKS
- How Checkers & Rally’s is growing its drive-thu and delivery, digital footprint
- STAR TREATMENT
- WATCH: Dodge’s new commercial parodies beloved Will Ferrell comedy
- BACK ON THE BEAT
- ‘Cops’ resumes production after cancellation at Paramount Network
- TOOLS OF THE TRADE
- FOX Business rolls out new features to help you make money
- HISTORIC HOME
- REAL ESTATE
- Bob Hope’s longtime Palm Springs estate listed
- Reopening, public health can go hand in hand: Economic Advisers Council chairman
- Johnson & Johnson completes $6.5B takeover of Momenta
- Pilots left with an uncertain future as the airline industry loses funding
- BUSINESS LEADERS
- Kudlow, Mnuchin, Ross test negative for COVID
- REAL ESTATE
- This city’s rent prices see largest yearly drop since records kept
- Ford hauls in best Q3 pickup sales since 2005
- RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel received positive coronavirus test Wednesday, spokesman says
- Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine’s development won’t be affected by politics: CEO
- Final jobs report before Election Day shows US employers added 661,000 workers in September
- Capitalists will be first to be ‘shot in the revolution,’ former Twitter CEO says
- Yoko Ono sues former John Lennon personal assistant over copyright infringement
- New possible health care benefit rule roils theater world
- Amazon says 19,816 US workers tested positive for coronavirus
- Carnival Cruise Line announces new round of cancellations as CDC order stalls return
- NYC business owner: ‘Explosion’ of trash another struggle to deal with
- REAL ESTATE
- Part of original Mount Vernon on the market for $60M in Virginia
- Sellers aren’t happy with how buyers are using inspections to negotiate: ‘It’s not ethical’
- Fundraising battle: Top pro-Trump super PAC edges out leading pro-Biden super PAC
- Princess Cruises welcomes its new 3,660-passenger ship, Enchanted Princess
- How to pay for college without going broke during coronavirus
Market Indicator Closing Summaries – Yahoo Finance Closing Tickers on MHProNews…
Featured Focus –
Where Business, Politics and Investing Can Meet
“Together we’ve flattened the curve, now it’s time to flatten the fear. Doctors from around the country are saying it’s okay to get back to work and reopen America.”
So said the Jobs Creator Network Foundation’s “Flatten the Fear” campaign message.
In this sobering moment when the President of the United States (POTUS) is at Walter Reed in a sweet of offices and rooms designed for just such an occasion, it is good to review the data that JCN’s Flatten the Fear campaign updated just days ago.
Updated as of 9-28-20
- The CDC revised its infection fatality rate estimate down to just 0.26 percent.
- For those outside of nursing homes, the infection fatality rate is estimated to be just 0.13 percent.
- One percentof counties in the country account for roughly 40 percent of all Covid-19 deaths nationally.
- Ten percent of counties account for roughly 80 percent of all deaths.
- Nearly half of all coronavirus deaths have come in nursing homes.
- In many states, nursing homes and assisted living facilities accountfor far more than half of all deaths—around 70 percent in Minnesota, around 65 percent in Ohio and roughly 80 percent in Rhode Island and Connecticut.
- Nearly 80 percent of all Covid-19 deaths are among those over 65 years old.
- Those aged under 55 account for just eight percent of all Covid-19 deaths.
- The overwhelming majority of deaths are among those with other underlying medical condition. Ninety-four percent of Covid-19 deaths involve, on average, 2.6 additional conditions or causes of death.
- Most ICU beds —in most cases75 percent or more—aren’t occupied by Covid patients.
- The resumption of elective—yet vital—surgeries is contributing to increased ICU-utilization rates around the country.
- More children die each year from the flu than Covid-19.
- In the U.S., the probability of being struck by lightning is higher than the chancesof a school-age child (5-14) first getting and then dying of COVID-19.
- Children rarely display serious symptoms from Covid-19 or infect others. Some scientists believe children are a “brake”on transmissions.
- After European schools reopened, there was no observable increase in Covid-19 cases.
- A recent USA Today analysis shows that even though Florida schools reopened en mass, cases did not spike among school-aged children.
- The American Academy of Pediatrics, the Centers for Disease Control, and the National Academy of Sciences conclude the goal of all schools should be to resume classroom instruction.
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By L.A. “Tony” Kovach – for MHLivingNews.com.
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