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COVID-19: I’ve Been Taking Hydroxychloroquine Every Day — Trump

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US President Donald Trump has revealed that he is taking anti-malaria drugs, hydroxychloroquine for weeks now.

Trump made the surprising revelation during his White House COVID-19 daily press briefing on Monday.

US medical experts had warned that the anti-malaria drug is not suitable for fighting the novel coronavirus.

Trump, who noted that he has tested negative for COVID-19 and shows no symptoms of the virus said he had been taking the drug “for about a week and a half.”

He said, “I take a pill every day,” adding that he also takes zinc as a preventative measure.

Pressed further on his reason for taking the drugs, he said “because I think it’s good. I’ve heard a lot of good stories.”

Trump has often played down the dangers of coronavirus, including last week when he said it threatened only a small number of people.

He has also pointedly refused to wear a mask, despite federal recommendations and the fact that most of his staff have taken to covering their faces in public.

By contrast, he has shown interest for weeks in promoting the use of hydroxychloroquine.

Trump’s extensive remarks about his use of hydroxychloroquine as a preventative measure came out of the blue.

“You’d be surprised at how many people are taking it, especially the front-line workers before you catch it.

“The front-line workers — many, many are taking it. I happen to be taking it, I happen to be taking it,” Trump said.

“I’m taking it, hydroxychloroquine, right now, yeah. A couple of weeks ago, I started taking it,” he added.

Trump said the use of the medicine was approved by the White House physician.

However, he insisted that he, not the doctor, took the first step.

“I asked him, what do you think? He said if you’d like it. I said yeah, I’d like it.”

“It seems to have an impact, and maybe it does, maybe it doesn’t but if it doesn’t, you’re not going to get sick or die,” Trump said. “I take a pill every day. At some point I’ll stop.”

Why Trump is taking the disputed remedy when he frequently insists he is in no danger from COVID-19, is not clear.

Some people in the White House have tested positive for the virus. But Trump said again Monday he showed “zero symptoms.”

“Every couple days they want to test me, you know, for obvious reasons. I mean I am the president, so they want to test me.

“I don’t want to be tested but they want to test me,” he said. “I’ve shown always negative,” he added.

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Premier League Set To Resume On June 17

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Premier League football is poised to return after a three-month shutdown, with top-flight games in England provisionally set to resume on Wednesday, June 17.

The resumption of soccer in England follows Germany’s Bundesliga, which began play last week. It adds momentum to a comeback of sports, with several North American leagues also making plans to find a way back to play. Serie A, which has been suspended since March 10 in hard-hit Italy, announced on Thursday that it would also return, on June 20.

The Premier League’s return would come after weeks of uncertainty amid disagreement among teams over the possibilities. Germany’s successful return to action earlier this month, with the league completing two rounds of action without incident, helped build consensus among executives of England’s leading teams who would have faced huge losses should the season be called off.

The agreement still requires final clearance from British authorities.

In recent days, momentum had been building that the league would return to action after similar moves to complete the season without fans in a growing number of leagues across Europe. English teams earlier this week agreed to protocols for the resumption of full contact practice, a necessary step before competing in games again.

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The most-watched league in the world will return, pending a signoff from health authorities, but will play in stadiums without fans and with stringent health protocols. Italy’s top league also announced its return.

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By Tariq Panja
May 28, 2020

LONDON — The English Premier League, the most-watched sports league in the world, plans to resume play on June 17 after a two-month hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic, league officials announced on Thursday.

The resumption of soccer in England follows Germany’s Bundesliga, which began play last week. It adds momentum to a comeback of sports, with several North American leagues also making plans to find a way back to play. Serie A, which has been suspended since March 10 in hard-hit Italy, announced on Thursday that it would also return, on June 20.

The Premier League’s return would come after weeks of uncertainty amid disagreement among teams over the possibilities. Germany’s successful return to action earlier this month, with the league completing two rounds of action without incident, helped build consensus among executives of England’s leading teams who would have faced huge losses should the season be called off.

The agreement still requires final clearance from British authorities.

In recent days, momentum had been building that the league would return to action after similar moves to complete the season without fans in a growing number of leagues across Europe. English teams earlier this week agreed to protocols for the resumption of full contact practice, a necessary step before competing in games again.

The first games on the schedule will be Aston Villa hosting Sheffield United and Arsenal’s visit to Manchester City. Those games were postponed earlier in the season because of a clash in the calendar.

Several setbacks had suggested that the Premier League might not find a solution to completing the season. Some players raised doubts about returning to action during the pandemic, and a number of smaller teams objected to the possibility of having to play the remaining games at neutral sites. Some of the more high-profile games are almost certain to be played at secondary venues to help manage crowds.

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Outrage As 75 Police Officers Are Seen Guarding Home Of Minneapolis Officer Involved In The Death Of George Floyd [VIDEO]

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75 police officers were seen standing outside the home of Derek Chauvin to defend him following the death of George Floyd.

Floyd, an unarmed Black man, died in Minneapolis on Monday, May 25, after Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck over a long period of time while arresting him.

Floyd’s death caused outrage and the 4 officers involved were fired. However, people are calling for their arrest, especially Derek Chauvin’s arrest.

Protesters have gathered outside Chauvin’s house to express displeasure over the death of Floyd and an angry protester went online to share a video showing all the officers guarding Chauvin’s home.

75 officers stood guard outside the officer’s home, protecting him. This revelation angered people and they reacted on social media.

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Trump Threatens To “Close Down Social Media” After Twitter Puts Warning On His Tweet

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United States president, Donald Trump has threatened to close down social media platforms, a day after Twitter posted a fact-checking notice on one of his tweets.

Trump’s threat comes a day after Twitter Inc. for the first time added a warning to some of his tweets that prompted readers to fact check the president’s tweet that claimed mail-in ballots could allow widespread voter fraud. It immediately led to a presidential eruption accusing the platform of “completely stifling FREE SPEECH”.

Donald Trump insinuated that social media firms suppressed conservative points of view, then said that his administration would “strongly regulate [the companies] or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen”.

On Wednesday, he tweeted:

“Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices. We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen. We saw what they attempted to do, and failed, in 2016. We can’t let a more sophisticated version of that happen again.

“Just like we can’t let large scale Mail-In Ballots take root in our Country. It would be a free for all on cheating, forgery and the theft of Ballots. Whoever cheated the most would win. Likewise, Social Media. Clean up your act, NOW!!!!”

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