Today is March 15, and I am DML. The stories below are grabbing headlines this Sunday.
1- More virus restrictions announced
Authorities around the world turned to increasingly drastic measures Sunday to try to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, with lockdowns, curfews and travel restrictions spreading.
Soldiers and police sealed the densely populated Philippine capital from most domestic travelers in one of Southeast Asia’s most drastic containment measures. The move mirrored a lockdown Spain announced just hours earlier for its 46 million citizens.
France ordered the closing of just about everything the rest of the world loves about it — the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the cafes and restaurants — as governments took increasingly desperate measures to put more space between people and contain the virus.
DML: Please Mr President, don’t go drastic here at home.
2- Biden V. Sanders
When the two remaining Democratic presidential candidates return to the debate stage Sunday night, they will find that their party, the political stakes and the world look much different from when they last met less than three weeks ago.
The fast-moving coronavirus was something of an afterthought in that debate. Now the escalating crisis is likely to dominate it. Rising infections in the United States and around the world have prompted a dramatic slowdown of global travel, upended financial markets, and plugged fear into many people.
DML: It is has done wonders for toilet paper sales.
3-Airports under pressure
Weary travelers returning to the U.S. amid coronavirus-related travel restrictions were greeted by long lines and hourslong waits for required medical screenings at airports.
Posts on social media indicated passengers at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport waited upward of four hours in winding lines, eliciting criticism from elected Illinois officials.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker tweeted at President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, noting that the customs process is under federal jurisdiction and demanding they take action to address the crowds. His concerns were echoed on Twitter by his fellow Democrats, Illinois Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth.
DML: People can be really stupid; they don’t want to get sick and complain about Trump’s response and then they bitch and moan about long lines because preventive measures are taking place. Give them all a free roll of toilet paper.
4- Trump in good health
Former White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson weighed in on the coronavirus outbreak and reacted to the announcement of President Trump’s test results Saturday, saying the president is trying to put any issues involving his health to an end.
“I think the president’s trying to abide by the same rules that we’re going to play to everybody else in this country with regard to testing,” Jackson said on “Fox Report” on Saturday. “And to be honest with you, I don’t think there was a clinical indication for beginning tests.”
DML: The president is going to be around for a long time, no worries Democrats.
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