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    [–] Got it at 21 cents. What are y’all doing holding or selling ? Idk I want it to go to .50 zukusenryuuu 1 points ago in RobinHoodPennyStocks

    Is it considered a day trade, if you sell a stock you had from the previous day, then buy those stocks later in the day that you sold them? Thanks for any help!

    [–] Ocasio-Cortez: Biden needs a 'real' health care plan zukusenryuuu 2 points ago in politics

    Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden should “at a bare minimum” talk specifics about providing health care for everyone if he hopes to build enthusiasm for his campaign against President Donald Trump, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told The Associated Press.

    The freshman Democrat from Queens, New York, was a supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders and is closely aligned with his progressive platform, making her an influential voice as Biden tries to consolidate Democratic Party support behind his nomination. She spoke about two hours before Sanders endorsed Biden in a joint online appearance on Monday. Afterward, she declined further comment through a spokeswoman.

    Ocasio-Cortez said she understands some of the progressive ideas that Sanders championed during his unsuccessful bid — and that she supports — may have to take a back seat as Biden tries to appeal to a broader section of voters. But any platform of pragmatism, she suggested, must include a plan to win over millennials and people of color who might otherwise choose not to vote.

    “This is not just about Donald Trump. It’s about a systemic structure in this country that is set up to fail working class people, the young and people of color,” she said. “We need a real plan and not just gestures.”

    The coronavirus pandemic, which has ravaged Ocasio-Cortez’s diverse and densely populated district, makes Biden’s words on extending health care benefits for all especially urgent, she said.

    “What I’d like to see at a bare minimum is a health care plan that helps extend health care to young people,” Ocasio-Cortez, widely known by the shorthand AOC, said via video conference from New York.

    Ocasio-Cortez has not endorsed Biden, but she said she expects to do so eventually. And in the interview, she didn’t rule out someday campaigning for the former vice president. The congresswoman said she was not aware that Biden’s team had reached out to her.

    Biden has shown an awareness of the task ahead.

    A day after Sanders ended his presidential campaign, the relatively centrist Biden moved quickly to appeal to the Vermont senator’s backers. Biden backed lowering the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 60 while also pledging to cancel student debt for many low- and middle-income borrowers. Biden also said he is launching a search for a presidential running mate and committed to finding a woman for the role.

    But Biden also faces some difficult choices at a critical juncture, when Trump is holding near-daily briefings on the administration’s coronavirus response.

    If Biden gives too much to progressives, he could be portrayed as too far left, an argument the Trump campaign is already trying to make. But if he doesn’t bring Democrats together, he risks going into the fall with the same vulnerabilities as Hillary Clinton in 2016.

    Ocasio-Cortez, who at 30 has clout with young people and was a bartender before the 2018 election, said Monday that Biden’s moves so far aren’t enough.

    “Dropping Medicare to (age) 60 is not going to help Millennials, is not going to help this electorate that Biden is struggling with,” she said.

    [–] Washington, Oregon and California announce Western States Pact zukusenryuuu 36 points ago in Coronavirus

    Today, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced an agreement on a shared vision for reopening their economies and controlling COVID-19 into the future.

    Joint statement from the governors:

    COVID-19 has preyed upon our interconnectedness. In the coming weeks, the West Coast will flip the script on COVID-19 – with our states acting in close coordination and collaboration to ensure the virus can never spread wildly in our communities.

    We are announcing that California, Oregon and Washington have agreed to work together on a shared approach for reopening our economies – one that identifies clear indicators for communities to restart public life and business.

    While each state is building a state-specific plan, our states have agreed to the following principles as we build out a West Coast framework:

    Our residents’ health comes first. As home to one in six Americans and gateway to the rest of the world, the West Coast has an outsized stake in controlling and ultimately defeating COVID-19. Health outcomes and science – not politics - will guide these decisions. Modifications to our states’ stay at home orders must be made based off our understanding of the total health impacts of COVID-19, including: the direct impact of the disease on our communities; the health impact of measures introduced to control the spread in communities —particularly felt by those already experiencing social disadvantage prior to COVID-19; and our health care systems’ ability to ensure care for those who may become sick with COVID-19 and other conditions. This effort will be guided by data. We need to see a decline in the rate of spread of the virus before large-scale reopening, and we will be working in coordination to identify the best metrics to guide this. Our states will only be effective by working together. Each state will work with it’s local leaders and communities within its borders to understand what’s happening on the ground and adhere to our agreed upon approach. Through quick and decisive action, each of our states has made significant progress in flattening the curve and slowing the spread of COVID-19 among the broader public. Now, our public health leaders will focus on four goals that will be critical for controlling the virus in the future.

    Protecting vulnerable populations at risk for severe disease if infected. This includes a concerted effort to prevent and fight outbreaks in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. Ensuring an ability to care for those who may become sick with COVID-19 and other conditions. This will require adequate hospital surge capacity and supplies of personal protective equipment. Mitigating the non-direct COVID-19 health impacts, particularly on disadvantaged communities. Protecting the general public by ensuring any successful lifting of interventions includes the development of a system for testing, tracking and isolating. The states will work together to share best practices. COVID-19 doesn’t follow state or national boundaries. It will take every level of government, working together, and a full picture of what’s happening on the ground.

    In the coming days the governors, their staff and health officials will continue conversations about this regional pact to recovery.

    [–] Bernie Sanders endorses Joe Biden for president zukusenryuuu 4 points ago in politics

    Sen. Bernie Sanders announced on a livestream Monday that he's endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden, five days after suspending his own presidential campaign.

    Why it matters: It's an effort to unify the Democratic Party behind the presumptive nominee after a divisive primary. "We have to make Trump a one-term president and we need you in the White House," Sanders told Biden.

    The big picture: Sanders said that his staff and Biden's staff have discussed forming task forces on health care, education, the economy, criminal justice and education — a sign of Biden's continued outreach to the progressive wing of the party.

    "You've been the most powerful voice for a fair and more just America," Biden told Sanders. "You don't get enough credit, Bernie, for being the voice that forces us to take a hard look in the mirror."

    [–] Trump claims he can overrule states on ending COVID-19 shutdowns zukusenryuuu 1 points ago in politics

    With millions of Americans locked down at home and out of work, President Trump asserted on Monday his authority to reopen the country at a time of his choosing, although questions remain over the limits of his power because he is not the one who shut it down.

    “For the purpose of creating conflict and confusion, some in the Fake News Media are saying that it is the Governors decision to open up the states, not that of the President of the United States & the Federal Government,” tweeted Trump on Monday. “Let it be fully understood that this is incorrect. It is the decision of the President, and for many good reasons. With that being said, the Administration and I are working closely with the Governors, and this will continue. A decision by me, in conjunction with the Governors and input from others, will be made shortly!”

    The comments echo a statement Trump made at Friday’s White House briefing.

    “I like to allow governors to make decisions without overruling them, because from a constitutional standpoint, that’s the way it should be done,” said Trump. “If I disagreed, I would overrule a governor, and I have that right to do it. But I’d rather have them — you can call it ‘federalist,’ you can call it ‘the Constitution,’ but I call it ‘the Constitution.’ I would rather have them make their decisions.”

    Over the past month, Trump has been an on-and-off-again supporter of social-distancing steps to slow the pandemic. But he has not imposed such measures on the whole country — and probably could not, except by declaring martial law. He has advocated following CDC guidelines about limiting gatherings and social contact, washing hands and disinfecting surfaces. But steps such as closing schools, restaurants, theaters and shops have been taken by state or local officials, or by businesses themselves.

    Medical experts warn that attempts to reopen things too quickly could lead to a resurgence of the virus. Because there is no vaccine for the coronavirus, medical professionals battling the disease are at risk, and a surge of cases combined with a shortage of protective gear and intensive care beds could overwhelm hospitals. However, Trump has also been pushed by business leaders and conservative media personalities to get the country back to normal, seeking to reboot the economy, which has seen millions of job losses over the past month.

    New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, a Republican, pushed back against Trump’s tweets on Monday.

    “It was our call through executive order … to go to essential businesses only versus having to make the tough decision to shut down nonessential businesses to going to groups of 10 or less in terms of social meetings and thing of that nature,” Sununu said in an interview with CNN. “What we did with restaurants with takeout orders. All of these are state executive orders and so therefore it would be up to the state and the governor to undo a lot of that.”

    Andrew Cuomo, the Democratic governor of New York, said Monday that he would be meeting with other governors in the region to discuss plans for reopening, with an announcement on details coming later in the day.

    On Sunday, Politico reported that the White House still had no roadmap of how to restart the economy. The outlet said that while they were seeking private business leaders for a second task force devoted to the economy, they were struggling to finalize the list because “not all companies wanted to participate, said a handful of lobbyists, because some wanted to keep a low profile after Trump got into public spats with corporate giants like 3M over the production and sale of medical masks.”

    Trump does have the power of the bully pulpit because his daily briefings on the virus reach millions who still give him high marks for his response to the pandemic. There’s little reason to doubt that if Trump began broadcasting every day that it was time for Americans to return to their normal life, millions would heed his advice. But in jurisdictions where a governor or mayor had put restrictions in place, tweets or statements from Trump would not supersede those orders.

    There is also the question of whether businesses that typically draw crowds would see their regular business. Would younger people who are less at risk for the disease still flock to bars, as happened in many places on St. Patrick’s Day weekend? Probably. But would Major League Baseball or the National Basketball Association cram thousands into stadiums and arenas for games if medical experts were warning against it — risking headlines about how they helped spread the coronavirus in their city? What about movie theaters, concert venues, malls and airports? If the death toll continues to tick up and horror stories about churches, families and neighborhoods stricken by the virus spread, how eager will Americans be to get back to normal?

    If Congress fails to provide an adequate legislative response for working Americans — whether that’s increased unemployment insurance, direct cash payments or various types of debt or housing relief — then there will be pressure to get back to work. But if large parts of the population are still staying home, it’s difficult to imagine the economy or stock market quickly recovering the ground it has lost in the past month. Other countries have implemented legislation to reimburse businesses for a portion of their payrolls if they keep workers on the job, but the most recent legislation passed by Congress wasn’t nearly as robust.

    In late March, Trump proposed the idea of opening the country back up by this past Sunday’s Easter holiday because “I just thought it was a beautiful time. It would be a beautiful time, a beautiful timeline. It’s a great day.” Amid warnings this could spark a new wave of infections, the White House backed off the idea.

    Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, who was a leader in the coronavirus response, made clear his view that the government’s first priority should be saving lives. “Protecting people and protecting our economy are not mutually exclusive,” DeWine said. “The fact is, we save our economy by first saving lives. And we have to do it in that order.”

    “Some of the messaging coming out of the administration doesn’t match,” said Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan. “We don’t think that we’re going to be in any way ready to be out of this in five or six days or so, or whenever this 15 days is up from the time that they started this imaginary clock.”

    DeWine and Hogan are both Republicans.

    [–] Va. governor signs $50 per month insulin cap zukusenryuuu 7 points ago in politics

    I want to move to Virginia. They have been spectacular lately

    [–] WHO officials say its unclear whether recovered coronavirus patients are immune to second infection zukusenryuuu 59 points ago in Coronavirus

    World Health Organization officials said not all people who recover from the coronavirus have the antibodies to fight a second infection, raising questions as to whether or not patients develop immunity after surviving Covid-19.

    “With regards to recovery and then re-infection, I believe we do not have the answers to that. That is an unknown,” Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of WHO’s emergencies programs, said at a press conference at the organization’s Geneva headquarters on Monday.

    A preliminary study of patients in Shanghai found that some patients had “no detectable antibody response” while others had a very high response, said Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO’s lead scientist on Covid-19. Whether the patients that had a strong antibody response were immune to a second infection is “a separate question,” she added.

    More than 300,000 of the 1.87 million coronavirus cases across the world have recovered, WHO officials noted, adding that they need more data from recovered patients to understand their antibody response, whether that gives them immunity and for how long.

    “That’s something that we really need to better understand is what does that antibody response look like in terms of immunity,” Van Kerkhove said.

    Ryan said there are questions about whether the virus can reactivate after a patient recovers and tests negative for Covid-19.

    “There are many reasons why we might see reactivation of infection either with the same infection or another infectious agent,” he said. In general, “there are many situations in viral infection where someone doesn’t clear the virus entirely from there system.” Some patients can also clear the main infection but develop a secondary bacterial infection, he said.

    [–] 'Terrified' doctors risking their health fighting coronavirus dealt another blow -- pay cuts zukusenryuuu 8 points ago in Coronavirus

    I know someone who had to take a pay-cut, so they didn’t fire more employees, that they couldn’t pay.. they were voluntary pay-cuts.. which is sad, because she needs to provide for her own family as well

    [–] U.S. Postal Service says it will run out of money by September zukusenryuuu 1 points ago in news

    There will still be mail.. just cost more unfortunately.. so yes, less mail in voting because if you have to spend a dollar to send a ballot in, for a poor family, that is a cheeseburger from McDonald’s or Burger King

    [–] The White House Pushed FEMA To Give its Biggest Coronavirus Contract to a Company That Never Had to Bid zukusenryuuu 361 points ago in politics

    Saw this comment on a thread from a couple days ago and it helped me understand a lot more..

    Remember, why would he be doing this now? Why choose this exact moment? How does this benefit him? What recently happened that he's using this as a distraction from something else? In the last day, Jared's been getting a lot of attention and more scrutiny. What are they afraid of?

    Here’s the real reason the firing happened:

    And this is why Pence is now taking a back seat to Jared:

    "But, Jared can't do everything by himself?". Why, good point:

    "Wait, how is Jared involved again?". Ah, good question:

    "Ok, so what? Jared made himself a little project to work on and help us all out due to the goodness of his heart? Nothing weird about that!". Hmm, another interesting point. Boy, it sure would be nice if we could hear from someone who could help us understand if this kind of logistical project makes sense. Oh, and it should be from someone who has real experience working with FEMA.....and understands logistics......and actually worked during a crisis....but, not any 'ol crisis, but like a BIG crisis. Like Katrina - sized crisis:

    [–] 3M sues distributor for alleged price gouging of N95 respirators in New York zukusenryuuu -1 points ago in Coronavirus

    Wonder if this is the company that is being suspected of devising a plan with republicans to make a shit load of money by having states bid for for ppe