Controversial Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez weighed-in Monday on the country’s efforts to combat the effects of Coronavirus; calling for “climate transition,” education expansion, free healthcare, and apprenticeships to offset the disease.
“What we should seriously start to consider now for the medium & long term (bc it will take time) is New Deal-style policy. We need a mix of policies to help put a lot of people to work. Climate transition, edu expansion w/ apprenticeships & colleges, M4A. These are jobs bills,” posted AOC on social media.
What we should seriously start to consider now for the medium & long term (bc it will take time) is New Deal-style policy.
We need a mix of policies to help put a lot of people to work. Climate transition, edu expansion w/ apprenticeships & colleges, M4A.
These are jobs bills.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 16, 2020
Her comments come hours after NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio announce a citywide shutdown on all theaters, bars, restaurants, and nightclubs to prevent new infections.
“Mayor Bill de Blasio announced late Sunday that the Big Apple’s nightlife will shut down and its restaurants and bars will only provide takeout or delivery service as authorities struggle to get ahead of the mounting coronavirus pandemic,” reports the NY Post.
Businesses have until 9am Tuesday morning to close their dining rooms to patrons. The move also applies to Starbucks, McDonalds, and other quick-service restaurants.
“Our lives are all changing in ways that were unimaginable just a week ago,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.
— NYC Mayor's Office (@NYCMayorsOffice) March 16, 2020
“We are taking a series of actions that we never would have taken otherwise in an effort to save the lives of loved ones and our neighbors,” he added.
“This virus can spread rapidly through the close interactions New Yorkers have in restaurants, bars and places where we sit close together,” de Blasio’s statement said. “We have to break that cycle.”
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Source: NY Post
BIDEN VS BERNIE: Watch the Democrat Debate LOWLIGHTS Now
Former Vice President Joe Biden squared-off against Senator Bernie Sanders in the first one-on-one Democrat debate of the 2020 election; arguing over a range of issues including Fidel Castro, the War in Iraq, Coronavirus, and more.
“Fortunately, I don’t have any of the underlying conditions,” said Biden on the Coronavirus just seconds before touching his face.
“China is undoubtedly an authoritarian society, but would anybody deny that extreme poverty in China today is much less than what it was 40 or 50 years ago? That’s a fact!” added Sanders.
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CANADA CLOSES BORDER: Country Will Ban Entry for All Non-Citizens, Exceptions in Place for Americans
The Canadian government is closing its borders to all non-permanent residents -with exceptions for American citizens- to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in North America.
“The prime minister also said no one who is displaying symptoms will be permitted to board a flight to Canada, and that air operators will be required to complete a basic health assessment of every passenger based on guidelines from the Public Health Agency of Canada,” reports the CBC.
“As another measure to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, Trudeau said international flights will be funnelled to airports in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver to enhance screening,” adds the state-run news agency.
#COVID19: New enhanced measures continue to be added at all of #Canada's international airports including these new screening questions for ALL travellers arriving from ANY international destination. #FlattenTheCurve pic.twitter.com/kGZaDPt28N
— Canada Border Services Agency (@CanBorder) March 16, 2020
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife Sophie tested positive for the Coronavirus this week after a trip to the UK; prompting officials nationwide to announce more school, universities, and day care closures across several provinces.
“I have some additional news to share this evening. Unfortunately, the results of Sophie’s COVID-19 test are positive. Therefore, she will be in quarantine for the time being. Her symptoms remain mild and she is taking care of herself and following the advice of our doctor,” posted Trudeau on Twitter.
I have some additional news to share this evening. Unfortunately, the results of Sophie’s COVID-19 test are positive. Therefore, she will be in quarantine for the time being. Her symptoms remain mild and she is taking care of herself and following the advice of our doctor.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) March 13, 2020
Quebec’s lead Francois Legault announced the province’s decision to close all elementary, high schools, and universities across the province.
“Legault said he knows that this will be an inconvience for parents, but it has to be done to slow as much as possible the spread of COVID-19. Daycare workers will be asked to offer services to parents who must work to provide essential services, Legault said,” reports the Montreal Gazette.
“Canada’s chief public health officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, said Friday that Canadians should cancel all non-essential travel outside the country,” adds the newspaper.
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