Today is March 17, I am DML, and the stories below are grabbing headlines on this St. Patrick’s Day.
1-Trump announces White House guidelines to slow coronavirus spread in 15 days but admits crisis could last for months
President Trump announced on Monday a set of guidelines that he said Americans should follow to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus — despite admitting that the pandemic could stretch into July or August.
Speaking during a briefing of the coronavirus task force, Trump outlined a plan to slow the spread of COVID-19 in 15 days. “With several weeks of focused action, we can turn the corner and turn it quickly,” Trump said. “Our government is prepared to do whatever it takes.”
At another point during the news conference, asked if the U.S. was headed into a recession, Trump replied: “Well, it may be.” But then, he said, “We’re not thinking in terms of recession, we’re thinking in terms of the virus.”
DML: What will cause the recession are the shutdowns, not the fundamentals of the economy.
3-Ohio to order polls closed over coronavirus ’emergency,’ governor says, as three other states prepare for Democratic primaries
Gov. Mike DeWine on Monday night announced his state’s health director will order Ohio’s polls to be closed Tuesday “as a health emergency” over the spread of the coronavirus, a dramatic move just hours before the state’s scheduled primaries.
DeWine had recommended that the primaries be postponed, but a county judge had denied the request Monday evening. President Trump — speaking at a coronavirus briefing at the White House Monday afternoon — said he’d leave such decisions on postponing a primary up to the states but emphasized, “I think postponing is unnecessary.”
Ohio is the only one of the four states scheduled to hold presidential primaries on Tuesday to move to postpone its contest. Officials in the other states – Arizona, Florida and Illinois – said their primaries would still take place. And that could give Democratic presidential nomination front-runner Joe Biden a chance to deliver a potential knockout blow to Sen. Bernie Sanders – who’s fighting to avoid elimination from the White House race.
DML: I find it crazy that primaries would be closed.
4- First person dosed in US study for potential coronavirus vaccine, officials say
The first-ever clinical trial in a quest for a coronavirus vaccine began Monday as the first injections were administered at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle.
Four volunteer participants were given injections of a vaccine created by Moderna Inc. in collaboration with the Vaccine Research Center (VRC) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Phase 1 of the study is intended to test the safety of three dose levels of the new vaccine — mRNA-1273 — named after the genetic material that makes up the injections and which researchers say can produce a vaccine very quickly.
“This study is the first step in the clinical development of an mRNA vaccine” against coronavirus, said Dr. Tal Zaks, chief medical officer at Moderna, in a statement.
The trial will include 45 healthy adults ages 18 to 55. Each participant will receive two shots, 28 days apart. Three different doses will be tested on 15 people each and the participants will be studied to determine whether the vaccine is safe.
DML: The day the vaccine is announced safe is the day you’ll get 50% of your 401k losses returned.
5- The Questions From Our Readers About CBD and the Current Chaos
Below are three questions I’ve received from our readership. I have taken the liberty to abbreviate some for sake of brevity.
Q: “Is the situation in the US going to get worse or better before the summer months? I fear the summer months will create an impossible scenario for people to stay indoors. I think it makes it all more important to be as healthy as possible and I commend you on your efforts to help people with free CBD to build the immune system.” – Joseph
DML: Trump said yesterday this could go as long as August, and my DC insider tells me the White House is preparing for the worst case scenario. This means you will see this virus stay around longer than we’d like, and you are correct — the nice weather will work against the suggestions of quarantine. People will get punch drunk being inside, antsy folks will be out and about. So yes, I think this lasts until summer and yes, YOU MUST BUILD YOUR IMMUNE system. Mary and I are taking our DML CBD multiple times during the day. The DML CBD we offer helps the body homeostasis, which is the tendency toward a relatively stable equilibrium between interdependent elements, especially as maintained by physiological processes. Go to DMLcbd.com/gel and get the free CBD I use.
Q: “When will I get my DML CBD order of softgels, I placed the order over the weekend.” – Carl.
DML: Shipments have already started, with the bulk of shipments leaving today, Wed, and Thursday. I urge people, and I mean URGE people, to please place their orders today. The quarantines hit one of the manufacturing labs I use, and the long term effects of getting products will be brutal. Any of the products you use from DMLcbd.com, get them now and let us ship to you before Friday. It is critical.
Q: “I want to do more than just your sofgels because I believe the answer to remaining healthy is boosting the immune system.” – Kathy.
DML: DML Gummies, DML Softgels, Miracle Me all throughout the day. That’s what I do. DMLcbd.com