The US has surpassed 5 million positive Coronavirus cases, a development Donald Trump’s rival for the 2020 presidential election, Joe Biden says ‘breaks the heart’ .
The US now has the highest number of Covid-19 cases, crossing the 5m threshold and the highest number of deaths in the world from the virus, at nearly 163,000, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University.
In response, Trump on Sunday Agust 9, signed an executive order for further economic relief for those who have lost their jobs or at risk of being thrown out of their houses by their landlords due to high unemployment rates caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Trump has so far said the Coronavirus pandemic is under control and that the high number of cases is as a result of the high number of tests being carried out in the US, but the Democrats’ presumptive presidential candidate, Joe Biden, doesn’t’ seem to agree.
Biden has now published a statement criticizing Trump over the new milestone of 5 million cases.
“It’s a number that boggles the mind and breaks the heart,” he wrote.
“Five million is more than the entire population of Alabama – or of more than half the states in our union, for that matter. Each time the number clicks up, it represents a life altered, a family stricken with anxiety, a community on edge. And for the families of the more than 160,000 souls who have died because of this virus, it is a pain that can never be undone.”
He added: “And yet, we continue to hear little more from President Trump than excuses and lies in an effort to cover for his repeated failures of leadership – failures that worsened the pandemic here at home, and in turn deepened our economic crisis.
E!’s Giuliana Rancic announces she and her family have tested positive for coronavirus
Giuliana Rancic has announced that she and her family have tested positive for coronavirus.
The veteran E! host released a statement during Sunday’s Live From the Red Carpet: The 2020 Emmy Awards special explaining why she wasn’t present to host the red carpet coverage.
In the statement, the American-Italian reporter, 46, revealed that her husband, Bill Rancic, and their son, Duke also tested positive for COVID-19.
“Hey, everyone. As I go into my 20th year on the E! red carpet I have to say I do not take missing an award show lightly, but unfortunately this year is just so different,” Rancic shared with fans. “As part of E! and NBCUniversal’s very strict testing guidelines, especially before an event like this, I did find out that I tested positive for COVID-19. Now as much as I didn’t want to hear that, I’m very thankful I heard it before I traveled and possibly could have exposed other people. So for that, I’m thankful.”
Rancic continued, “As far as my health, I’m doing well. My husband Bill and our son [Duke] also did test positive, but we’re all doing well and taking care each other so I’m going to get back to doing that. But I just want to say I’m wishing you all the best and please protect yourselves and protect those around you. Take good care and I’ll see you on the next red carpet.”
Brad Goreski and Nightly Pop’s Nina Parker took over G’s hosting duties during Sunday’s Live From the Red Carpet show ahead of the 2020 Emmy Awards.
79 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria
79 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria on Sunday September 13, as confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The agency gave a breakdown of the new cases across states in the country as follows; Lagos-30, Kaduna-17, Ogun-7, Anambra-5, Kano-4, Katsina-3, FCT-3, Akwa Ibom-3, Oyo-2, Rivers-2, Delta-1, Plateau-1, Ondo-1.
There are now 56,256 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1, 082 deaths has been recorded. 44,152 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.
‘Trump committed second-degree murder with handling of Coronavirus and must be held accountable for deaths’ – Lawyer Glenn Kirschner says
Top American lawyer and MSNBC legal analyst, Glenn Kirschner, says US President Trump committed second-degree murder with his handling of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Kirschner feels audio excerpts from interviews that journalist Bob Woodward conducted with Trump in February and March that were published by The Washington Post on Wednesday prove his guilt.
The interviews written in Woodward’s forthcoming book, “Rage” detail how Trump talked about the deadly nature of the Coronavirus pandemic but explained he wanted to downplay it to avoid widespread panic.
While Trump says he did not lie to the American people, Kirschner (pictured below) disagrees.
“What Donald Trump has just done by virtue of the tapes that Bob Woodward released, is he has upped his own criminal ante to second-degree murder,” Kirschner said Friday on SiriusXM’s “The Dean Obeidallah Show.”
“He was lying to the American people about the danger this virus posed,” Kirschner continued.
“He was saying to Bob Woodward, in very dramatic tones, you know, ‘This thing is airborne only you need to do is breathe near somebody who is infected and you are going to get it,’ he didn’t tell the American people that. But what did he do? He refused to order the production of the personal protective equipment.”
“This man has upped the criminal ante to second-degree murder, and there are only two elements for second-degree murder. The first is you caused the death of another. The second element is the intent element,” Kirschner said. “And here’s where it would otherwise get tricky if we didn’t have Trump’s incriminating admissions.”
Kirschner explained that Trump didn’t intend to kill people but that doesn’t matter at all because he feels the president committed “conscious disregard, which fits the criteria of second-degree murder.”
“That’s defined as, your conduct was in conscious disregard of the extreme risk you were creating to other human beings that they would suffer death or serious bodily injury,” he said.
“Trump has admitted, in my opinion as a career prosecutor and, frankly, I was the most experienced homicide prosecutor in the Department of Justice because of our unique jurisdictional mandate in D.C., that is second-degree murder and Donald Trump must be held accountable.”