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Update: “We are exploring alternatives to the in-person programme of events” after @MichealMartinTD tested positive for #COVID19 ahead of #StPatricksDay @WhiteHouse celebrations, says #Ireland government press secretary.
It's now a "virtual bilateral meeting" between @POTUS and @MichealMartinTD, according to the updated @WhiteHouse schedule.
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Those fully vaccinated don't need to wear masks outdoors when in small groups, dining, biking or running, according to updated @CDCgov guidance. #CoronavirusUSA
Continuing to recommend mask-wearing in crowded outdoor situations where many unvaccinated people may be present, explains @CDCDirector.
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#Nevada @GovSisolak announces some easing of #COVID19 restrictions from next Monday. #CoronavirusUSA
Goal for #Nevada is that from May 1, #COVID19 regulations affecting businesses and activities can transition to "multiple authorities," explains @GovSisolak.
In #Nevada, from Feb. 15th, 35% capacity allowed for houses of worship, casinos, arcades, gyms, studios, race tracks, bowling halls and similar venues, announces @GovSisolak. Also: 50% capacity for libraries, museums and art galleries.
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"For the past year we couldn't rely on the federal government" to act against #COVID19 as we needed and there was "a tragic cost," says @POTUS.
#CoronavirusUSA death toll "will likely top 500,000" next month, warns @POTUS as he rolls out his #COVID19 response plan totaling 198 pages, which is "based on science not politics."
"By wearing a mask from now until April...we can save 50,000 lives," says @POTUS. "I'm asking every American to mask up for the next 100 days."
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First #DC stop this evening for @JoeBiden is a memorial around the reflecting pool of the Lincoln Memorial for lives lost in the #coronavirus pandemic, organized by the @BidenInaugural.
A moment of silence for the victims of the #coronavirus pandemic.
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#COVID19 "vaccines give us hope but the rollout has been a travesty," says @JoeBiden. #CoronavirusUSA
Support for a $15 minimum wage reaffirmed by @JoeBiden who announces he'll lay out the groundwork for his economic plan next week.
#COVIDrelief to be directed to restaurants, bars and other businesses "slammed" by the #CoronavirusPandemic, says @JoeBiden.
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Stay-at-home orders originally set for three weeks in Southern California and the San Joaquin Valley likely to be extended, says @GavinNewsom. #CoronavirusUSA #California
Looking at "quarantine protocols" for visitors to #California from the #UK, announces @GavinNewsom.
"I'll be working" in quarantine again, says @GavinNewsom after a staff member who came in contact with him tested positive on Sunday for #COVID19.
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“We're in the teeth of a crisis right now. This nation needs presidential leadership, right now,” says @JoeBiden in Wilmington, Delaware. #CoronavirusUSA
After reporters shout questions about Hunter Biden, @JoeBiden replies: “I am proud of my son.”
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US officials passed when @pfizer offered in late summer to sell the government additional doses of its #COVID19 vaccine, reports @nytimes.…
With the @pfizer vaccine, “we have an option to buy an additional 500 million more” doses, @SecAzar tells @NBCNews.… #CoronavirusUSA
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"Two days from now we're going to win this state again," begins @realDonaldTrump in Rome, #Georgia. #Election2020 Image
"I shouldn't even be here. They say I have Georgia made," adds @realDonaldTrump.
"If they want more time, let them put their ballots in early," says @POTUS in #Georgia. "You know, bad things happen in places like Pennsylvania, Nevada."
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Researchers at @Stanford conclude that 18 @realDonaldTrump rallies ultimately resulted in 30,000+ incremental confirmed cases of #COVID19 and likely led to 700+ deaths (not necessarily among attendees).… #CoronavirusUSA #Election2020
This study has just been referenced by @BarackObama in a speech ahead of @JoeBiden in Flint, #Michigan.

"What is his obsession, by the way, with crowd size?" says @POTUS44 of his successor.
“The worst part is that this (study) doesn't even capture Trump's many superspreader events on White House grounds or the last five weeks of events across the country," says @AndrewBatesNC in a statement.
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Before joining the the third rally of the day -- in #Minnesota -- @POTUS visited the overflow crowd, which may very well be larger than the rally crowd itself, reports print pool reporter @mawilner. Image
The overflow is packed against barriers, largely maskless, and @POTUS went right up against the barriers to speak with supporters, reports @mawilner.

He told the pool reporters: "There are thousands of people, all because the governor wants to play games.”
“There are thousands of people injured by this,” @POTUS added. “So I’m going to go back and speak to 250 people.”
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In Warm Springs, #Georgia, @JoeBiden says he wants to talk about how to "heal" the nation.
"COVID has left a deep and lasting wound in this country," says @JoeBiden.
"I know we can unite and heal this nation," adds @JoeBiden.
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In Ocala, #Florida, several thousand people crammed together welcoming @POTUS for a political rally 17 days before #Election2020.
Some without masks in the crowd.
A view of the crowd via print pooler @robcrilly.
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“She’s got a lot of mental problems," says @POTUS of @SpeakerPelosi, speaking to @Varneyco.
"I beat it and I beat it quickly," @POTUS, on @FoxBusiness, says of his #COVID19 infection.
Asked by @Varneyco about his campaign rallies being #COVID19 spreader events, @realDonaldTrump replies: "Joe doesn't have any he doesn't have the same problem."
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“Perhaps you recognize me. It’s your favorite president.”
This was apparently recorded Tuesday.
“But to me it wasn’t therapeutic. It just made me better. OK? I call that a cure,” says @POTUS of the cutting-edge treatment he received.
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Except for those from one news outlet, the #COVID19-era skeleton crew of correspondents, producers, photojournalists and technicians here at the @WhiteHouse have been religiously wearings their masks indoors and outside.
Reaction thread from the @WhiteHouse communications director:
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At an airport political rally in Mosinee, #Wisconsin, @realDonaldTrump says a #COVID19 vaccine is coming "very, very soon" and "we'll defeat the virus." #Election2020 #CoronavirusUSA Image
More than 1,000 people are outside attending the @realDonaldTrump rally and ~60% are wearing masks, according to my @VOANews colleague @pwidakuswara on the scene as the traveling @WhiteHouse radio pool reporter tonight.
Sometimes he has to turn off the politics on TV because "I can't watch me," says @POTUS.
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"Happy Labors -- Labor Day," begins @POTUS on the @WhiteHouse North Portico. "The numbers are terrific." Image
"We'll end the pandemic under Operation Warp Speed," predicts @POTUS. "We are an absolute leader in every way." #CoronavirusUSA Image
Both @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris "should immediate apologize for the reckless anti-vaccine rhetoric," says @POTUS. "They'll say anything and it's so dangerous for our country what they say."
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#Coronavirus testing guidelines modified by @CDCgov to exclude those who don't have #COVID19 symptoms — even if they may have been recently exposed to the virus.… Image
"I was under general anesthesia in the operating room and was not part of any discussion or deliberation regarding the new testing recommendations," said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.…
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#CoronavirusUSA hospitalizations continue to be very stable, according to @POTUS. Image
"He's having a hard time," says @POTUS of his younger brother in the hospital.
"I will rely on the doctors to tell me that," replies @POTUS when asked who should get the #COVID19 vaccine first. "I'll go first or last, whatever they want me to do."
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Ahead of @POTUS remarks in the @WhiteHouse press briefing room, @stevenmnuchin1 and @larry_kudlow sitting on the sidelines. Image
"We're doing incredibly well" with the #coronavirus, says @POTUS. Image
"We lead the world, Japan is second -- but in terms of dollar value it's not even close," says @POTUS. Image
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Just announced: @bigten school presidents have voted to cancel the fall football season. #CoronavirusUSA @NCAAFootball
" became abundantly clear that there was too much uncertainty regarding potential medical risks to allow our student-athletes to compete this fall," says @bigten Commissioner Kevin Warren.…
Decision by @bigten also applies to cross country, field hockey, soccer and volleyball.
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