US stocks have sold off sharply overnight, with shares of travel companies pummelled, as large swings in the market continued amid uncertainty over the spread of the coronavirus and its economic fallout.
Twitter users took President Donald Trump to task after he suggested in a rambling interview that it would be OK if people infected with the coronavirus ignored official advice to isolate and went to work instead.
A lot of people will have this and it’s very mild. They’ll get better very rapidly. They don’t even see a doctor. They don’t even call a doctor. You never hear about those people. So you can’t put them down in the category of the overall population in terms of this corona flu and/or virus. So you just can’t do that. So, if you know, we have thousands or hundreds of thousands of people that get better just by, you know, sitting around and even going to work. Some of them go to work, but they get better.
Check out the clip here:
Here is the President of the United States telling the country it’s okay to go to work with Coronavirus.
I’m not kidding. pic.twitter.com/Tz4kKbyear
— Matt Rogers 🎙 (@Politidope) March 5, 2020
Trump has been peddling falsehoods and downplaying the virus threat amid his administration’s haphazard response, even as COVID-19 illnesses spread in the US.
Critics on social media appeared exasperated by Trump’s “go to work” suggestion, which contradicts Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance that people with COVID-19 should “not go to work school or public areas” and “avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing or taxis.”
Not a doctor or a virologist or anything but DEFINITELY DO NOT GO TO WORK IF YOU HAVE CORONAVIRUS PLEASE AND THANK YOU. https://t.co/CpSxbvCHGs
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) March 5, 2020
— Peter Gleick (@PeterGleick) March 5, 2020
Am a doctor. Don’t go to work with Coronavirus. Don’t listen to Stupid. https://t.co/5tmnuyhYrE
— Dr. Kathie Allen #DemCast (@kathieallenmd) March 5, 2020
It’s difficult to wrap your head around the fact that the president called into a TV show & made a series of statements during a pandemic directly contradicting public health advice. The mind boggles at how reckless & dangerous that is. People who follow his bad advice could die.
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) March 5, 2020
Please don’t go to work if you have the coronavirus
— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) March 5, 2020
Love him or hate him it doesn’t matter please do not listen to him about this. If you get the #caronavirus please follow the CDC guidelines to minimize the spread. Just because you have few symptoms doesn’t mean the person you pass it to will be the same, it could kill them. https://t.co/Y4sSP6Cx1o
— Eric Garcia (@EricG1247) March 5, 2020
That is infuriating. This is a level of irresponsibility that is almost akin to shooting bullets randomly into crowds.
— Pennie Reese (@pennie_reese) March 5, 2020
Trying to kill your voters is an odd move. https://t.co/HZZajA6Ks9
— Giovanni Tiso (@gtiso) March 5, 2020
Italy has just closed all their schools and we have President Dr Frankenstein down playing the risk because of poll numbers.
— Andrea R MD (@AndreaR9Md) March 5, 2020
If you are sick, please do not go to work! Damn! https://t.co/oNupCnNTpe
— Jenny Han (@jennyhan) March 5, 2020
Holy shit what a fucking moron. https://t.co/P5NuuN6hLg
— Randi Blue No Matter Fucking Who Singer (@rmayemsinger) March 5, 2020
this is also a man who’s idea of ‘going to work’ is watching recorded cable news programs followed by 18 holes of golf
— 😷 sean spitzer (@snsptzr) March 5, 2020
Our idiot president is trying to get Americans killed right here. Because he’s a moron.
What does it take before all Americans want this clown gone? https://t.co/hFxK4VEYji
— Hugh Howey (@hughhowey) March 5, 2020
Trump calls it “Corona flu” and says, “Some people are getting better by sitting around.”
Please God make it stop. https://t.co/NWWwAYt4hv
— Touré (@Toure) March 5, 2020
What do you expect from a man who looked at the eclipse without any protective glass?
A change must come in November.
— 💫Patsy💥Dryden ☘️🌊🦋🙏🏻🌺 (@Patta47cake) March 5, 2020
Is encouraging an entire nation to deliberately spread a deadly pandemic an impeachable offense? Asking for a friend. https://t.co/e6FEnlvawh
— Charles Gaba (@charles_gaba) March 5, 2020
Well we wouldn’t want to burden corporations with having to pay workers for sick days. https://t.co/o0DPmJWTP7
— Erik Kain (@erikkain) March 5, 2020
Going to work with a Covid19 infection should be considered an act of bioterrorism if the person has already been warned.
— 🌊Nell🏳️🌈 (@Nellethiell) March 5, 2020
a little knowledge is dangerous.
total ignorance is now presidential. https://t.co/G4kL8ywAwX
— Damian Holbrook (@damianholbrook) March 5, 2020
I know a remarkable number of people who are following his lead and saying it’s just a cough and a runny nose.
The flu kills 0.1% of people who get it.
Coronavirus seems to have a 2-3% mortality rate (probably a bit lower) and a concerning rate of developing pneumonia. https://t.co/fmCRipB37p
— Dennis Mersereau (@wxdam) March 5, 2020
Trump keeps going to work and infecting millions of people with stupid. https://t.co/gotGmmwTnz
— Rick G. Rosner (@dumbassgenius) March 5, 2020
Facebook has started taking down ads for the re-election campaign of President Donald Trump that direct people to a survey labelled a “census.”
The last time Meghan and Harry publicly stepped out together for a royal event was on January 7 ― nearly two months ago ― at the Canada House in London, just one day before the announcement of their groundbreaking decision to “step back” as working members of the royal family.
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The couple walked out to hundreds of camera flashes and cheers of, “We love you!” and “We love you, Harry and Meghan!” as well as one boo, according to video captured by Harper’s Bazaar royal editor Omid Scobie.
Meghan stepped out in blue suede heels and a gorgeous turquoise dress by Victoria Beckham, according to Daily Express royal correspondent Richard Palmer. It appeared to be Beckham’s pencil midi dress, which retails for $1,285. She paired her look with a bold red lip and a low pony.
Harry coordinated with the duchess in a sharp blue suit.
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have arrived at Mansion House for tonight’s @EndeavourFund#EndeavourFundAwards to celebrate the achievements of wounded, injured and sick service personnel who have taken part “in remarkable sporting and adventure challenges over the past year.” pic.twitter.com/Niig20DTkv
— Omid Scobie (@scobie) March 5, 2020
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who have attended the Endeavour Fund Awards together the past two years, were there again to “celebrate the achievements of those injured in service who have taken part in remarkable sporting and adventurous challenges after experiencing injury or illness in service,” according to a statement on the fund’s website.
Harry and Meghan will carry out the last of their royal duties over the next few days in the UK On Friday, the prince will appear alongside Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton at the Silverstone Experience museum.
On Saturday, the duke and duchess will attend the Mountbatten Festival of Music, and on Monday they will appear alongside the rest of the royal family for the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey.
Although some tabloids reported that Meghan would attend the Met Gala in May alongside Vogue UK editor-in-chief Edward Enninful, British Vogue confirmed to HuffPost that those rumours are “categorically false.”
Around the world, governments are scrambling to stay on the front foot as the situation continues to unfold at pace.
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