- PoliticsNBC News
The Democratic nominee is increasingly evoking an age-old narrative pitting regular Americans against wealthy elites in the hope of connecting with economically anxious voters.
- HealthEat This, Not That!
There have been over 31 million cases of COVID-19 in the world, with almost 1 million deaths. Chances are, a lot of people we know have had the coronavirus infection. And many people we know are wondering if that flu-like symptom they had this year was actually COVID. But how can you tell? As a doctor, I know there are silent signs that indicate a person may have been infected with COVID-19. The bottom line is that only an antibody test can tell you for sure—or a COVID test if you're ill now—but since even those aren't 100%, read on for other clues. And to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus.1 You Got SickIf you were sick with a flu-like syndrome or had a strange diarrhea case or unexplained cough, you might have had COVID-19. Widespread testing isn't standard across counties, cities, and states, and many people have trouble getting testing access. 2 You Had a FeverIf you had a fever that could not be linked to other causes, it is possible that it could have been COVID-19. There are many reports that people with COVID experience fever. If you did not get tested for the flu or COVID, this could have been it. RELATED: COVID Mistakes You Should Never Make3 You Could Not Smell Things and Lost the Sense of TasteOver 60 percent of people with COVID-19 have said to have lost the smell or taste. And The CDC lists this loss of taste and smell as a possible COVID-19 symptom. This loss of smell appears more commonly with COVID-19 than other respiratory viruses, but keep in mind that other viruses can cause these same symptoms, like allergies. A COVID antibody test could be useful.4 Someone You Know Had COVIDIf someone in your house had COVID, you were likely exposed. If you met someone at a park or in an outdoor area, you could still have had contact the virus. It is important that if you were around people that had confirmed cases, to advise everyone you have in-person contact with that you have been exposed. RELATED: I'm an Infectious Disease Doctor and Would Never Touch This5 Your Kid Got SickChildren in general have been sick with COVID-19 less when compared to adults, but children can be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. And they can spread the virus that causes COVID-19 to people around them. Even if they do not show symptoms. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and hospitals are investigating a rare and serious medical condition associated with COVID-19 in children called Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). It isn't clear yet what triggers the MIS-C but if you have children that got sick during this pandemic, it is possible you were exposed to the novel coronavirus. 6 You Had a CoughIf you experienced a hacking cough for days that could not be explained by allergies, pollen or the wildfires, it could have been COVID. There is a lot of overlap with the common cold, the flu and the mild version of the coronavirus symptoms, and the flu test and COVID test both play an important role in case you have a cough.While we wait for the COVID vaccine, get a flu shot! Get it today! And keep yourself and others free from COVID-19, no matter where you live, wear a mask, avoid crowds, wash your hands and don't miss these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.
- PoliticsThe Week
President Trump's campaign is discussing "contingency plans" that would involve bypassing the result of November's election, reports The Atlantic.The report delves into possible scenarios if Trump apparently loses the 2020 presidential election but doesn't concede, noting that although we're used to electors being selected based on the popular vote, "nothing in the Constitution says it has to be that way." Citing Republican Party sources, The Atlantic says that Trump's campaign is "discussing contingency plans to bypass election results and appoint loyal electors in battleground states where Republicans hold the legislative majority."The campaign would reportedly assert that this step was necessary due to claims of supposed voter fraud, which experts have noted is extraordinarily rare, ahead of the "safe harbor" deadline to appoint 538 electors on Dec. 8."Trump would ask state legislators to set aside the popular vote and exercise their power to choose a slate of electors directly," The Atlantic reports. "The longer Trump succeeds in keeping the vote count in doubt, the more pressure legislators will feel to act before the safe-harbor deadline expires."A Trump campaign legal adviser who spoke to The Atlantic said that in this scenario, "the state legislatures will say, 'All right, we've been given this constitutional power. We don't think the results of our own state are accurate, so here's our slate of electors that we think properly reflect the results of our state." Lawrence Tabas, chair of the Pennsylvania Republican Party, also told The Atlantic he has discussed the direct appointment of electors with the Trump campaign, saying, "I've mentioned it to them, and I hope they're thinking about it too." The Trump campaign said it is "fighting for a free and fair election."This potential scenario is just one part of the broader piece in which experts warn "conditions are ripe for a constitutional crisis." Read more at The Atlantic.More stories from theweek.com America needs to hear the bad news first A mild defense of Republican hypocrisy on the Supreme Court Trump is the only one being honest about the Supreme Court fight
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- PoliticsThe Independent
'In the US, we count ballots': Trump slapped down by Electoral Commission chief over call to dump mail votes
‘In case anyone is unclear on the concept, in the United States of America, we do not “get rid” of’ ballots’
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- U.S.Associated Press
A man who killed a religious couple visiting Texas from Iowa was executed Thursday, the first Black inmate put to death as part of the Trump administration’s resumption of federal executions after a nearly 20-year pause. Christopher Vialva, 40, was pronounced dead shortly before 7 p.m. EDT after receiving a lethal injection at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana. After robbing and locking Todd and Stacie Bagley in the trunk of their car, the then-19-year-old Vialva shot them in the head and burned their bodies in the car.