NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 16: Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer speaks at a forum on the future of New York September 16, 2010 at the New York Public Library in New York City. The forum, which was sponsored by the Wall Street Journal, also included New York former Governor George Pataki and current governor David Paterson. Mainstream politicians in New York have been caught off guard by the controversial primary win of upstate millionaire and Tea Party endorsed Carl Paladino as the Republican party`s pick for governor. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images
According to a “Page Six Exclusive,” for the past month or so Eliot Spitzer has been staying at a Fifth Avenue building owned by his father, rather than the apartment that he shares with his wife Silda Spitzer. The former governor has a perfectly reasonable explanation — a spokeswoman says he wants to “spend more time with his ailing parents, who live there” — but nevertheless, thePost says the situation “sparks rumors.” What could possibly have come between theSpitzers?
Some tense moments between Fauci and Covid downplayer Rand Paul this morning
Fauci aggressively pushes back at Rand Paul’s continued narrative that NYC’s infection rate is < 1% due to herd immunity. Fauci notes that if he thinks 22% of the pop. constitutes herd immunity, “he’s alone”. Fauci instead points to mask wearing & social distancing as factors.
The experimental vaccine being developed by pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson is the fourth vaccine to enter the large, Phase 3 trials in the United States that will determine whether they are effective and safe. Paul Stoffels, chief scientific officer of J&J, predicted that there may be enough data to have results by the end of the year and said the company plans to manufacture 1 billion doses next year.
Three other vaccine candidates have a head start, with U.S. trials that began earlier in the summer, but the vaccine being developed by Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, a division of J&J, has several advantages that could make it logistically easier to administer and distribute if it is proved safe and effective.
The company is initially testing a single dose, whereas the other vaccines being tested in the United States require a return visit and second shot three to four weeks after the first one to trigger a protective immune response. The J&J vaccine can also be stored in liquid form at refrigerator temperatures for three months, whereas two of the front-runner candidates must be frozen or kept at ultracold temperatures for long-term storage.
Trump’s reported disdain for the military moved Cindy McCain from offering kind words about Biden during the DNC to actually endorsing him
Cindy McCain endorsed Democratic nominee Joe Biden for president on Tuesday.
“My husband John lived by a code: country first,” McCain tweeted. “We are Republicans, yes, but Americans foremost. There’s only one candidate in this race who stands up for our values as a nation, and that is @JoeBiden.”
Her announcement came a few hours after Biden said McCain would be endorsing him during a virtual fundraiser. Biden said at the event that the widow of Republican Sen. John McCain decided to support him following a damning report by The Atlantic that said President Donald Trump had called fallen war veterans “suckers.”
“Maybe I shouldn’t say it, but I’m about to go on one of these Zooms with John McCain’s wife, who is, first time ever, is endorsing me because of what he talks about with my son and John’s who are heroes, who served their country, you know he said they’re losers, they’re suckers,” Biden said according to a pool report of the event.
But he’s still going to be asked about this at every debate
Joe Biden on expanding Supreme Court: “It’s a legitimate question, but let me tell you why I’m not going answer. Because it will shift the focus…Let’s say I answer that question, then the whole debate’s gonna be about what Biden said or didn’t say.” https://t.co/vMbV97lpF4pic.twitter.com/lXm63oJu4c
New guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the upcoming holiday season warns that hosts and attendees at holiday celebrations will need to take steps to limit the risk of contracting and spreading the novel coronavirus. …
Instead of communal, potluck-style food, hosts can ask attendees to bring their own, the CDC said. Cutting down on shared items by having one person serve, and getting single-use plates and condiments, are also recommended, according to the CDC.
Traditional celebrations like Halloween trick-or-treating, large indoor Día de los Muertos gatherings, crowded Thanksgiving parades and Black Friday shopping sprees could spread the virus and should be avoided, according to the guidance. The CDC recommends alternatives such as virtual Halloween costume contests, holding a small dinner for household members and shopping online.
Trump is upset that Republicans only back some of his authoritarian efforts
President Donald Trump said Monday he was furious with Republicans in Washington for not doing enough to take up his unsubstantiated claims about former Obama administration officials and Hunter Biden.
“Does anything happen? Nothing happens,” Trump said at an event in Dayton, Ohio. “I’m so angry at Republicans. I am. I’m so angry. I am so angry, but a lot of things are happening.”