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Trump on Pressure to Give up on Lockdowns and Reopen the Economy.

White House coronavirus task force are urging President Donald Trump to abandon its social distancing policies and reopen the economy. 

Primetime host Tucker Carlson argued on his Thursday night program that “one of the main lessons of this crisis is that the public health establishment failed us badly” by recommending stay-home orders and other social distancing policies that are hurting the economy. 

“What would’ve happened, for example, if we’d adopted a more conventional response to this epidemic?” Carlson said.

“What if we’d asked the elderly and immunocompromised and anyone else facing statistically higher rates of risk to stay inside, cloistered away? And then at the same time allow the rest of the population to use informed common sense and continue to work?” 

He continued, “What if we’d done that a month ago? Would the death rate today be much higher than it is now? Maybe, maybe not. We don’t know.

According to Carlson, a conversation should’ve been held before locking down the entire country and put 10 million people out of work.

However, the decision was outsourced to public health officials who suggested that the only way to slow the spread of the virus and prevent thousands, if not millions, of deaths is to keep people at home until modeling shows it’s safe to reopen businesses, schools, and public places. 

Fox News commentator Melissa Francis argued on Friday that the virus is “everywhere already” in New York and she’s “losing faith” in the stay-home orders states have implemented across the country as the economy implodes.

However, She suggested the economic fallout from the lockdown is scarier than the deadly virus itself. 

“It does seem like it’s spread all over New York, so at this point I don’t know about the efficacy of staying inside indefinitely,” Francis said.  

Fox News host Harris Faulkner, who Trump recently called “one of my favorite people,” pushed back gently on Francis and interrupted to ask a doctor on the panel to give her perspective.

The doctor, Janette Nesheiwat, argued “you can’t put a price tag on lives.” 

On “Fox and Friends,” one of the president’s favorite Fox programs, co-host Brian Kilmeade argued on Friday that the economic damage from the virus is avoidable. 

“This is a self-inflicted wound, it’s a slow-motion car wreck that we brought on ourselves,” Kilmeade said. “We should talk about how many people are working … I’d rather find out the 20% that are still on their jobs … we’re an anomaly now.” said Kilmeade.

However Some governors have so far refused to issue statewide stay home orders in their states. 

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, is frustrated with the lack of a federal mandate and on Thursday said “I don’t understand why” the president hasn’t issued a nation-wide stay home order. 

Several Fox News hosts are making cases that the economic fallout from widespread lockdowns will be a greater price to pay than the additional lives that would be lost if the economy reopens.

Few hours ago, Trump tweeted, “WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF.”

Since then, many of the president’s allies have argued that older Americans and others more vulnerable to the disease should sacrifice themselves for the good of the economy.

During his Thursday night program, Carlson defended Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who argued that “lots of grandparents” were willing to die of COVID-19 if it meant the economy could get back up and running more quickly.

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Kim Kardashian wants to give 1000 people $500 each

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Reality television star, Kim Kardashian has announced that she wants to send $500 each to a thousand people in recognition of a tough year caused by the covid-19 pandemic.

Kim, who was bashed last month for posting receipts of $1m she spent on holiday, said the monetary relief she’ll be sending will be disbursed on a first come, first served basis.

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She wrote on Twitter;

“Hey guys! 2020 has been hard and many are worried about paying rent or putting food on their table,” the reality star tweeted to her 68 million followers on Monday afternoon. “I want to spread the love by sending $500 to 1000 people.”

She followed with instructions on how to get their tweet noticed and the money paid.

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Arik Airline sacks 300 workers

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Arik Airline sacks 300 workers

Arik Airline sacks 300 workers

The management of the airline disclosed this in a statement released today Friday, December 4. The management hinged its decision to sack the workers on the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its operations.

The press statement titled, “Arik Air management declares 300 staff redundant”, reads in part

“Arising from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to the constrained ability of the airline to complete heavy maintenance activities and return its planes to operations, stunted revenues against increasing operational costs, the management of Arik Air (In Receivership) has declared 300 staff members redundant to its current level of operations.

“The leadership of the impacted unions has been contacted to negotiate a redundancy package for the affected staff.”

Gistflash gathered that Passengers are already stranded the airport with the flight fully booked and no one to attend to them

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Gov. Sule Orders DPMs, DFS To Proceed on Compulsory 3-Month Suspension over Alleged Fraud of 600m

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Gov. Sule Orders DPMs, DFS to Proceed on Compulsory 3-Month Suspension over Alleged Fraud of 600m

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State on Sunday directed the Local Government Service Com­mission (LGSC) to send all the Directors of Personal Management (DPMs) and Directors of Finance and Supplies (DFS) in the 13 local governments and 18 development areas to go on compulsory suspension for three months.

Sule said the suspension was to monitor the pay­ment of salaries of local government workers by the state auditor general, which was lingering for three months.

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The directive was contained in a statement signed by Public Relations Officer in the Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Ibrahim Adamu Shigafar­ta, and made available to newsmen in Lafia, the state capital.

Gistflash gathered that the council officials were suspended because they refused to work with directive of the a committee set up by government to investigate the discrepancies and high wage bills incurred by local governments.

 

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