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Trump Holds Event On Law And Order At White House

WASHINGTON, DC — Supporters lined up outside the White House South Lawn on Saturday, hoping to catch a glimpse of President Donald Trump’s first public event since he tested positive for COVID-19 just over a week ago.

Thousands are expected to attend what the Trump administration is billing as “a peaceful protest for law & order.” In an address scheduled to start around 2 p.m. ET, Trump will speak from the White House balcony, The Associated Press reported.

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All attendees were required to bring masks or masks would be provided for them, and also would be given temperature checks and asked to fill out a brief questionnaire.

Attendees were “strongly encouraged” to follow CDC guidelines, which include mask-wearing and social distancing, AP reported.

Saturday’s event comes two weeks after a Rose Garden event that has since been labeled a “superspreader” event. More than two dozen people linked to the White House have contracted COVID-19 since attending the Sept. 26 event announcing Judge Amy Coney Barrett as Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court.

District of Columbia virus restrictions prohibit outdoor gatherings larger than 50 people, although the rule has not been strictly enforced, according to AP. Masks are mandatory outdoors for most people, but the regulations don’t apply on federal land

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Trump expected to hold ‘law and order’ event Saturday despite COVID-19 diagnosis

President Trump is expected to hold an in-person, “law and order”-themed event at the White House on Saturday, his first public engagement since testing positive for COVID-19 less than two weeks ago, according to a White House official.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the event’s planning, said Friday that the gathering will happen on the South Lawn, with Trump set to deliver remarks to “peaceful protesters for law and order.”

Trump’s speech coincides with a preplanned event hosted on the South Lawn by controversial right-wing activist Candace Owens, likely explaining the official’s “protesters” reference.

Trump’s resumption of public events comes just nine days after he was diagnosed with COVID-19, raising concerns that he could still be contagious.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says COVID-19 patients should quarantine for at least 10 days after symptoms first appear to avoid spreading the virus that’s killed more than 213,000 Americans.

Severely ill patients and people with preexisting conditions should quarantine even longer — “up to 20 days,” the CDC says.

Trump, who’s 74 and clinically obese, got so sick from the virus that he had to be hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center last weekend and put on supplemental oxygen because he registered trouble breathing.

Nonetheless, White House Dr. Sean Conley, Trump’s personal physician, said Thursday that the president was clear to resume “public engagements” as of Saturday.

Trump, who’s trailing Joe Biden in nearly all polls with less than four weeks to go until Election Day, has been itching to get back on the campaign trail while quarantining at the White House.

Dr. Leana Wen, a public health professor at George Washington University, said Trump could be putting himself and others at serious risk by hosting the Saturday event, especially since dozens of White House staffers have tested positive for COVID-19 since last week.

“He likely needs 20 days isolation,” Wen tweeted. “(And) the White House is an epicenter of a major outbreak that hasn’t been fully investigated.”


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American Cancer Society Announces Drive-Thru Fundraiser At Jones Beach, Long Island’s Largest Breast Cancer Awareness Event Adjusts To Pandemic

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Thursday marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The usual fundraising events, like breast cancer walks, are going to be much different this year. In fact, as CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez reports, one of Long Island’s biggest fundraisers has become a drive-thru event.

Breast cancer awareness is critical every year and every month, of course. But, many women have been putting off their mammograms, or even cancer treatments, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Cancer doesn’t wait. So, this year, awareness and action are even more important.

The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides of Long Island cancer walks, said to be the largest in the country, have been held annually in October at Jones Beach.

But, these kinds of mass gatherings, especially for cancer patients and survivors, are simply off limits during the pandemic.

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Long Island elected officials, spokeswomen for the American Cancer Society and survivors gathered to make sure breast cancer awareness stays top of mind this month.

“I just want to thank the American Cancer Society for all the things that they’re doing, for having my back and my front in so many ways throughout my fight over the past 16 months,” said Adina Perullo, a breast cancer survivor.

The most interesting announcement: this year’s Making Strides fundraiser will be a drive-thru event.

The fully in-car, rolling pep rally at Jones Beach will be fully compliant with COVID-19 safety guidelines. But, you must make reservations online, ahead of time, for a timeslot on October 18 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

LINK: CLICK HERE for more information about this year’s Making Strides event at Jones Beach.

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