President Trump Says Coronavirus Crisis Could Last Until July Or August

 

 

Trump thinks we maybe dealing with this coronavirus scare through the Summer.
On Monday, President Trump gave another update on the Coronavirus crisis from the White House, in which he revealed that we could be dealing with this scare through the Summer. When asked about when he sees the pandemic turning the corner, Trump said that if all goes well, it could last until July or August.

“If we do a really good job, we’ll not only hold the death down to a level that is much lower than the other way, had we not done a good job, but people are talking about July, August, something like that…. Could be longer than that. But I’ve asked that question many, many times.”

Trump also said that his administration may look at lockdowns for “certain areas” or “hot spots” in the nation. But the president said he wasn’t considering a full national lockdown. “At this moment, no, we’re not,” Trump said when asked about nationwide lockdown.

The president issued new guidelines for how the country can slow the spread of the virus, suggesting bars and restaurants close in states with evidence of community transition and calling on governors to close schools in areas with evidence of its spread.

The guidelines say Americans should “avoid eating or drinking in bars, restaurants, and food courts” and to instead use “drive-thru, pickup or delivery options.” The government also says Americans should avoid groups larger than 10 people, and calls on people to work and school children at home whenever possible, and avoid discretionary travel. We’ll continue to keep you posted moving forward.

 

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NO LAUGHING MATTER: NICK CANNON’S ‘WILD N’ OUT’ TOUR POSTPONED

The side-splitting Wild N’ Out tour has hit the road. However, despite the enthusiasm generated by fans who loved the MTV show, the tour has been postponed due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus 19.

While the tour management and website do not have an official statement, it is clear they will not be moving forward as scheduled as “POSTPONED” is attached to the promotional copy on the homepage.

Fans are upset, but not as much as the cast. Check out how even in delivering bad news, the Hip-Hop comedians keep the yucks coming.

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CORONAVIRUS PUTTING FESTIVALS ON HOLD ..COACHELLA & STAGECOACH-. Moving to Fall Dates

Travis Scott, Rage Against the Machine and Frank Ocean will be legends of the fall — Coachella and its headliners are moving to October due to the coronavirus crisis.

TMZ has confirmed agents for several acts booked for Coachella have been told the new dates are the consecutive weekends of Oct. 9 and Oct. 16. The festival’s promoter, Goldenvoice, is in the process now of informing reps for all the acts. The official announcement will likely come once that’s done.

The massive music festival was originally scheduled for the weekends of April 10 and April 17, but it’s now going the way of several other festivals that are either postponing or pulling the plug altogether.

South by Southwest canceled last week, as did the Ultra Music Festival in Miami. Even live touring legend Pearl Jam just announced it would postpone its upcoming spring dates.

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As residents of the city of Seattle, we’ve been hit hard and have witnessed firsthand how quickly these disastrous situations can escalate. Our kids’ schools have closed along with universities and businesses. It’s been brutal and it’s gonna get worse before it gets better. So we are being told that being part of large gatherings is high on the list of things to avoid as this global health crisis is now beginning to affect all of our lives. Unfortunately, communing in large groups is a huge part of what we do as a band and the tour we’ve been busy planning for months is now in jeopardy… We have and will always keep the safety and well-being of our supporters as top priority. So it is with deep frustration and regret that we are forced to make this most unfortunate of announcements… This scheduled first leg of our PJ/Gigaton tour will need to be postponed and shows rescheduled for a later date. We’ve worked hard with all our management and business associates to find other solutions or options but the levels of risk to our audience and their communities is simply too high for our comfort level. Add to that we also have a unique group of passionate fans who travel far and wide. We’ve always been humbled by this and respect their energies and devotion. However in this case, travel is something to avoid. It certainly hasn’t helped that there’s been no clear messages from our government regarding people’s safety and our ability to go to work. Having no examples of our national health department’s ability to get ahead of this, we have no reason to believe that it will be under control in the coming weeks ahead. Again, here in Seattle what we are witnessing we would not wish for anyone. What we do wish for the rest of the country is that they can avoid the harsh negative effects of this and retain their sense of community and take care of one another. Just as we look forward to our next concerts and the ability to gather together and play loud songs as energized as ever. We are so sorry… And deeply upset.. If anyone out there feels the same based on this news, we share that emotion with you. – Ed & Pearl Jam

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County music fans gotta change their travel plans too — the Stagecoach festival is postponing from April 24 to October 23.

All of this comes on the heels of other major shifts due to coronavirus fears. TMZ broke the story … Justin Bieber is moving several of his stadium tour dates to arenas to ensure they can fill the venues, even with reduced ticket sales amid the crisis.

 

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JAY-Z & Yo Gotti Help Over 150 Inmates File 2nd Lawsuit Against Mississippi DOC

With the backing of JAY-Z and Yo Gotti, the social justice department of Roc Nation has filed another lawsuit against the Mississippi Department of Corrections. It marks the second suit they’ve filed this year.

Team Roc — the philanthropic arm of Roc Nation — wants the “barbaric” conditions at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman addressed immediately on behalf of 152 inmates currently housed there. Eighteen inmates have died throughout the Mississippi correctional system, with the majority of those deaths taking place at Parchman.

According to a Team Roc press release, inmates alleged “the food is adulterated with rat feces, cockroaches, rocks, bird droppings, and other foreign matter” and many inmates are “in dire need of medical care for cancer, lupus, serious heart defects.”

Parchman’s conditions reportedly also lack clean water, acceptable food, electricity, heat, clothing, healthcare and other basic needs, leading to internal riots. At least nine inmate deaths from suicides, homicides and other incidents have been categorized as “natural deaths.”

 

 

“The toilets routinely back up and flood the prison cells, which allows fecal matter, urine and water to cover the floors and drain out into the housing unit’s common space…the portable water system at Parchman is contaminated with human feces, presumably from the sewer system,” the suit reads. “Prisoner-on-prisoner violence is rampant, and, at times, is facilitated by corrupt guards seeking to curry favor with inmates.”

 

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Chance The Rapper & Lizzo Go Way Back

For anyone who’s feeling a little down on themselves today, have no fear — Chance the Rapper is here to save the day. With a little #TBT footage, the rapper resurfaced an old clip of an interview he did before Acid Rap came out. But what makes this clip stand-out even more is that Lizzo is the one conducting the interview before she was famous.

The interview took place in Minneapolis in late 2012, months before Chance dropped Acid Rap and nearly a year before Lizzo’s debut album Lizzobangers was released. Of course, Lizzo’s mainstream success has grown significantly since those days. Chance even noted that the two have the same amount of Grammy awards and are set to play the same festival in Houston in the next few weeks.

 

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