Some establishment Republicans are sounding alarms that President Donald Trump’s conspiratorial denials of his own defeat could threaten the party’s ability to win a Senate majority and counter President-elect Joe Biden’s administration
A special adviser to President Trump on the pandemic, who had been criticized for his views on stopping the spread of the coronavirus, resigned Monday. Dr. Scott Atlas, who is not an infectious disease expert, got the job in August after Trump saw his appearances on Fox News, the Hill...
Through a Supreme Court showdown on the 2020 census, U.S. President Donald Trump is attempting to exclude people living in the country illegally from the population count used to divvy up congressional seats. (November 30)
President-elect Joe Biden has beaten President Donald Trump in Arizona's 2020 presidential election. That's according to Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, who made the announcement on Monday. Business Insider reports that Hobbs stressed the legitimacy of the count in her statement. This election was conducted with transparency, accuracy and fairness, in accordance with Arizona's laws and elections procedures, despite numerous unfounded claims to the contrary. Katie Hobbs, Arizona Secretary of State The certification came as President Donald Trump's legal team continues to push baseless claims of voter fraud at an event in the state.
Dr. Scott Atlas, a science adviser to President Donald Trump who was skeptical of measures to control the coronavirus outbreak, is leaving his White House post
Cardi B Faces Backlash After Hosting Large Thanksgiving Gathering. On Sunday, Cardi B took to Twitter to talk about her Thanksgiving gathering, calling it “lit.”. She shared that she had “12 kids and 25 adults” over for the November holiday. . Social media users were not pleased with Cardi B’s decision to gather during the COVID-19 pandemic. . Many Americans have had to forgo or drastically alter their plans this year due to the dangers of the virus. . Cardi B replied to the criticism, saying she was “sorry” and that she wasn't trying to “offend” anyone. . She also justified her actions by saying she had spent “so much money” getting everyone tested for COVID-19 so they could attend. . Sorry my bad wasn’t trying to make nobody feel bad. I just had my family in my home for the first time and it felt so good & uplifted me. I spent soo much money getting [everyone] tested but it felt worth it, Cardi B, via Twitter. After receiving more criticism, Cardi B shared a final message on the subject, saying people were trying too hard to “be offended.” . According to Eric Cioe-Peña, director of global health with Northwell Health in New York, a negative test is not a 100% guarantee that you don't have COVID-19. . COVID-19's long incubation period make testing inconclusive, as it make take a few days from contraction for you to actually start shedding the virus. . In addition, infected people with low viral loads of COVID-19 are still contagious but more likely to receive a false negative.
DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images Only 22% of Americans in a new survey said they feel comfortable travelling right now. It's the lowest number UBS' weekly survey has found since July. Still, US airports saw their busiest days since March over Thanksgiving as many Americans ignored warnings not to travel. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Americans are growing increasingly hesitant about flying on planes, even as record numbers headed to airports over the Thanksgiving weekend. 22% of respondents said in a weekly survey by the investment bank UBS that they would feel comfortable traveling now, the lowest percentage since July.
The McRib's annual return to McDonald's stores always makes a splash, but the company is launching a giveaway this year to help build anticipation. The Shave 4 McRib Sweepstakes will award 10,000 free sandwiches, USA Today reports, ahead of the sandwich's reappearance on the menu board Wednesday . You don't...
Stephanie Wagner of the American Red Cross explains all the hard work and volunteerism that goes into the organization's disaster relief efforts and how you can help.
New York Governor Cuomo Warns of Overwhelmed Hospitals. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke on Monday about the rising number of new COVID-19 cases in New York. . According to Cuomo, COVID-19 hospitalizations in New York are nearly quadruple what they were in June. . He cited small gatherings acting as “spreader” events, saying they accounted for 65 percent of new cases. Cuomo went on to say the state’s hospital system is close to being overwhelmed by this “new phase in the war against COVID.”. In preparation for the continued surge, Cuomo said every hospital in the state must start compiling a list of retired doctors and nurses. . He also said that larger hospital systems must begin “[distributing] patients across [their] system.”. Just like at the beginning of the pandemic, plans for regional “field hospitals” are also being drawn up. Cuomo went on to hint at an even worse crisis than in the Spring. As the virus spreads across the state, resources are becoming less flexible. So we will have a limited ability to bring resources from upstate to downstate as we did in the spring … because literally every region is dealing with a hospital issue now, Andrew Cuomo, via 'New York Post'
The arrival of Joe Biden will mark a return to the long history of pets residing at the White House after a four-year hiatus during the Trump administration (Nov. 30)
President-elect Joe Biden confirmed Monday that he plans to nominate Neera Tanden to lead the influential Office of Management and Budget in his administration—but she faces strong opposition from both Republicans and progressives. A spokesman for GOP Sen. John Cornyn said Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress...
Two battleground states, Wisconsin and Arizona, certified their presidential election tallies Monday in favor of Joe Biden, even as President Donald Trump’s legal team continues to dispute the results
Two rare birds stolen from a zoo in California are endangered in more ways than one. The Fresno Chaffee says both birds are from protected species, and they require special care because of their advanced age, the BBC reports. The zoo has urged the public to be on the lookout...
Here's the latest for Monday November 30th: GAO finds states concerned about supplies to administer vaccines; TSA reports 1.2m traveled on Sunday after Thanksgiving; Supreme Court hears case over census; White House reveals its 2020 Christmas theme.
Multiple studies have suggested that vitamin D could prevent COVID-19 infections--or at least reduce the severity of the novel coronavirus's symptoms. But according to Business Insider, new research says patients with severe COVID-19 don't seem to benefit from taking large doses of vitamin D. Researchers from the University of Sao Paolo, Brazil, looked at 240 Brazilian patients hospitalized with severe COVID-19 between June and October. Half received a single large dose of 200,000 IU of vitamin D3; the other half received a placebo. The dose in this study, 200,000 IU, is 500 times the recommended daily amount of vitamin D, significantly more than most people would take on a regular basis. The vitamin D recipients showed no greater improvements than the placebo group. They were just as likely to need intensive care, ventilator treatment, or die of their illness.
'Black-Ish' Star Marsai Martin Becomes Youngest Hollywood Executive Producer. Martin, 16, broke the Guinness World Record for youngest Hollywood executive producer for her work on the film, 'Little,' in 2019. . She wasn't officially declared a Guinness record-breaker until now. When 'Little' was released, Martin was 14 years and 241 days old. She also starred in the film. To be able to create a film, to star in it and be with your favorite stars, and actually seeing that entire experience was so amazing, Marsai Martin, via statement. Martin's production company, Genius Productions, is already hard at work on another film, 'StepMonster.'
Who knew silver screen heartthrob George Clooney was the haircare equivalent of a doomsday prepper? According to CNN, celebrities have adapted to the pandemic in a variety of ways, from recording albums in their living rooms to baking sourdough bread. But according to CNN, Clooney, apparently, was lightyears ahead of his starry pals for months of lockdowns and Zoom meetings. He revealed he's been cutting his own hair for the past 25 years with a 1980s-era contraption that attaches to a vacuum cleaner, called a Flowbee. In a recent interview, Clooney explained his hair was 'like straw' and so was easy to cut. He then imitated the noise the machine makes as it hoovers up his million-dollar locks.
President Trump is a commanding presence in the public arena of 2020, but what about a century from now? In a New York Times op-ed, NPR's Steve Inskeep takes the long view and suggests that Trump's presidential legacy will be relatively minor. Trump appears on track to be viewed by...
AccuWeather Expert Senior Meteorologist Dan Kottlowski breaks down the historic, record-breaking 2020 hurricane season as it comes to a close on the last day of November.
Trump Loses Twitter Followers, as Biden Makes Gains. According to the website Factbase, President Donald Trump's Twitter following has taken a bit of a hit since Nov. 17. Trump has lost nearly 135,000 followers. The loss of Twitter followers marks the first time since 2015 that Trump's following has decreased significantly. On the other hand, President-elect Joe Biden has seen a significant uptick in followers. In the same time frame, the president-elect has added more than one and a half million Twitter followers. Trump continues to tweet baseless claims about his loss to President-elect Biden. Biden tweeted on Monday that “it’s time to [...] listen to each other again.". To make progress, we must stop treating our opponents as our enemy. We are not enemies. We are Americans, President-elect Joe Biden, Twitter
Arizona officials have certified Joe Biden’s narrow victory over President Donald Trump in the state. Biden won Arizona by 0.3% of the nearly 3.4 million ballots cast, a margin of just under 10,500 votes. (Nov. 30)