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What a dangerous dumbfuck: Via pool, Trump just declared his rally in Florida... "all sold out."

Via pool, Trump just declared his rally in Florida - which has not been announced for Tampa on March 25 bc aides have tried getting him not to do it - is “all sold out.”

https://twitter.com/maggieNYT/status/1238121348741955589

The guy standing to Trump's left just tested positive for coronavirus, according to Brazilian media.

The guy standing to Trump’s left just tested positive for coronavirus, according to Brazilian media. Fabio Wajngarten posted this photo, taken during meetings at Mar-a-Lago, five days ago.



https://twitter.com/gabstargardter/status/1238118508166348800


Previous thread from yesterday:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100213075250

Live update coverage via The Washington Post (March 12, 2020):

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/12/coronavirus-live-updates/


March 11, 2020:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/11/coronavirus-live-updates/

Meanwhile, on Fox News; "The president's gotten the country healthy, healthy enough of course to...

Meanwhile, on Fox News; "The president's gotten the country healthy, healthy enough of course to withstand this, and even to lead the way in overcoming it"

https://twitter.com/existentialfish/status/1238098181549887488

The Masked Singer (spoiler warning):

https://twitter.com/KFILE/status/1237918184293969920


https://twitter.com/Slade/status/1237911607805706240

NEW: This weekend at Mar-a-Lago, President Trump and Vice President Pence posed for a photo with...

NEW: This weekend at Mar-a-Lago, President Trump and Vice President Pence posed for a photo with a Brazilian government official who, according to a local media report, has since developed coronavirus-like symptoms.

https://twitter.com/Z_Everson/status/1237876289572188161


https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1237882230325706753

Congrats, Hallie Jackson!



https://twitter.com/TODAYshow/status/1237717985638387719

Exclusive: White House told federal health agency to classify coronavirus deliberations - sources

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House has ordered federal health officials to treat top-level coronavirus meetings as classified, an unusual step that has restricted information and hampered the U.S. government’s response to the contagion, according to four Trump administration officials.

The officials said that dozens of classified discussions about such topics as the scope of infections, quarantines and travel restrictions have been held since mid-January in a high-security meeting room at the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), a key player in the fight against the coronavirus.

Staffers without security clearances, including government experts, were excluded from the interagency meetings, which included video conference calls, the sources said.

“We had some very critical people who did not have security clearances who could not go,” one official said. “These should not be classified meetings. It was unnecessary.”

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-secrecy-exclusive-idUSKBN20Y2LM

Michigan State University switching to virtual instruction amid coronavirus fears

Source: WXYZ Detroit

(WXYZ) — Michigan State University is moving to online-only classes effective at noon on March 11.

The university is suspending face-to-face instruction in classroom settings and is moving to virtual instruction. The suspension of in-person classes will last until April 20.

The move comes after two cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Oakland and Wayne County. Governor Whitmer declared a state of emergency.

MSU students doing purely remote work can return to their residences, which the university encourages. Officials say that if this is not possible, the university will continue to support students in residence halls and dining facilities.

Read more: https://www.wxyz.com/news/coronavirus/michigan-state-university-switching-to-virtual-instruction-amid-coronavirus-fears

Early tallies show DIA millage passing in all 3 counties

Voters in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties were overwhelming saying yes to renewing a 0.2-mill property tax to help operate the Detroit Institute of Arts, according to early unofficial results in Tuesday's election.

In Wayne County, the millage renewal passed with nearly 76% of the vote. With 91% of precincts reporting in Oakland County, the renewal was also winning by nearly 76%.

And — perhaps most surprisingly — Macomb County supported the renewal, with 62% of voters saying yes. The millage failed in only four communities — Armada, Ray and Richmond townships and the city of Memphis.

In 2012, the millage squeaked by in Macomb County with 50.5% of the vote.

DIA Director Salvador Salort-Pons thanked residents of the three counties for the apparent millage renewal victory.

“The DIA millage renewal will ensure the museum can continue offering free field trips and free transportation to tens of thousands of students from local schools each year and free programming for local seniors," he said in a news release. "The millage also ensures free access to the DIA’s unique collection of art, culture and history for Macomb, Oakland and Wayne county residents.”

The current 10-year DIA millage is set to expire in 2022. With the apparent renewal, the millage will be in place for another decade.

https://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/03/10/dia-millage-metro-detroit-michigan-counties/5017608002/


Yay!

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