Mon, 10/26/2020 - 14:47
Twitter disputes veracity of Trump tweet on testing
Newark independently returns to partial lockdown
Surgeon General issues Thanksgiving warning
Netherlands tops 300k new cases
Czech Republic, Belgium and Denmark weigh new measures
NYC Mayor de Blasio allows students to opt into hybrid learning
Cuomo rips White House again
Dr. Fauci says US still in first wave of virus
US sees 7-day average for cases hit new record
Hospitals across US near capacity
Utah hospitals ask Gov to approve new triage plan
French official warns France seeing 100k new cases per day
Malaysia extends lockdown
Hong Kong focuses COVID efforts on public transit
UK approves new rapid test
AstraZeneca trial data shows vaccine effective on elderly
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Update (1440ET): Unsurprisingly, Twitter has taken issue with a tweet from President Trump that we shared below.
In accordance with Twitter's new policy of labeling "misinformation" as such instead of engaging in straight up Beijing-style suppression, the team in San Francisco issues a clarification on the company's "moments" feed, claiming scientists and journalists dispute the account.
President Trump's claim that increased testing is leading to the rise in US COVID-19 cases is unsubstantiated, according to journalists and fact-checkers. https://t.co/uP2OCUfco0
— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) October 26, 2020
The 7-day average of US mortality has returned to its highest level in a month, while hospitals across the country groan under the load, but the fact remains, according to the data, it appears the improvement in testing has contributed substantially to the rise in cases across the US.
But just in case you forgot those 225,000 deaths from the virus were all President Trump's fault, well, Twitter is here to remind you.
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Update (1300ET): The Surgeon General has just issued a warning to 12 states about gatherings over the Thanksgiving holiday.
A note of caution if you live in IA, ID, KS, MO, MT, ND, NE, OK, SD, TN, UT, or WI- things aren’t looking up for thanksgiving dinner, but there’s still plenty of time to turn it around.