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Fauci says vaccine ‘likely,’ but not in time for school: 5 takeaways from the Senate coronavirus hearing

CLOSE Dr. Anthony Fauci told senators “it is without a doubt that there will be infections” in the fall and warned of more deaths without adequate response. USA TODAYWASHINGTON – Dr. Anthony Fauci warned a Senate panel Tuesday that easing stay-at-home restrictions must be done carefully and treatments and vaccines are likely eventually, but not…

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Dr. Anthony Fauci told senators “it is without a doubt that there will be infections” in the fall and warned of more deaths without adequate response.

USA TODAYWASHINGTON – Dr. Anthony Fauci warned a Senate panel Tuesday that easing stay-at-home restrictions must be done carefully and treatments and vaccines are likely eventually, but not before school starts in the fall.The director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases was one of four top health officials who described guidelines for reopening the economy for the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.Social distancing restrictions meant some senators, Fauci and other witnesses participated by video conference from their homes and officers. Several senators attended the Washington hearing in person, but GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander led the meeting from his home in Tennessee.Here are six key points from the hearing:Fauci: Ignoring guidelines may lead to ‘suffering and death’Fauci said not following federal guidelines such as testing people for infection, tracing their contacts and isolating them to prevent the disease from spreading could lead to “some suffering and death” that could be avoided.Guidelines to states include waiting until cases have declined for at least two weeks before easing restrictions. Communities also have to be capable of adequately responding when the virus inevitably returns, he said.HEROES Act: Democrats’ $3 trillion coronavirus stimulus proposal includes more $1,200 checks, money for state and local governmentsBut Fauci warned that if states reopen without precautions, it presents a “real risk that you will trigger an outbreak,” which could hurt the economy again.“You can almost turn the clock back, rather than going forward,” he said. “That is my main concern.”Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Ct., listens to testimony before the Senate Committee for Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions hearing, Tuesday, May 12, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is to testify before the committee. (Photo: POOL PHOTO BY Toni L. Sandys)Fauci on coronavirus: ‘We don’t have it completely under control’Despite declines in infections and hospitalizations in some areas, Fauci warned about spikes and said the virus is nowhere near being contained.“We don’t have it completely under control,” he told Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., criticized the contrast between health experts warning about the dangers of opening states too early mere hours after  Trump said the country prevailed against the virus.“This is infuriating to many of us because it comes hours after the president declared that we have prevailed over coronavirus, which I’m just going to tell you is going to make it harder on state leaders to keep social distancing restrictions in place,” he said.Trump promoted the country’s testing Monday in a Rose Garden news conference, saying the 9 million tests so far made America a worldwide leader.“We have met the moment, and we have prevailed,” said Trump, who later said he meant the country prevailed on testing. Trump going to PA: Donald Trump to visit Allentown, Pennsylvania factory as he pushes message on reopeningMurphy also slammed the lack of detailed federal guidance as states begin to reopen. Robert Redfield, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said state officials could contact his agency with their questions. He said nationwide recommendations are under review and would be released soon.Murphy said soon wasn’t good enough.“You work for a president who is frankly undermining our efforts to comply with the guidance that you have given us,” Murphy said. “Then the guidance you have provided is criminally vague.”Senators listen as Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks remotely during a virtual Senate Committee for Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions hearing, Tuesday, May 12, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. Seated from left are Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., center, and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. (Win McNamee/Pool via AP) ORG XMIT: WX222 (Photo: Win McNamee, AP)Fauci: Finding a vaccine ‘definitely not a long shot’Fauci expressed optimism Tuesday that a vaccine will be found for the coronavirus within a year or two. His confidence stemmed from the fact that most people can fight off the virus themselves, offering scientists an opportunity to devise a way to get the body to combat it better.“It’s definitely not a long shot,” Fauci said. “It is much more likely than not that we will get a vaccine.”Fauci also dismissed the prospect that the virus might disappear without a vaccine, a claim trumpeted by President Donald Trump.“That is just not going to happen because it’s such a highly transmissible virus,” Fauci said. “Even if we get better control over the summer months, it is likely that there will be virus somewhere on this planet that will eventually get back to us.”Coronavirus: Pandemic protocols vary from the White House to the Supreme Court as Trump pushes states to reopenFauci said better testing will be available by fall to identify and trace who is sick and there will be time to stock up on emergency supplies.“I hope that if we do have the threat of a second wave, we will be able to deal with it very effectively, to prevent it from becoming an outbreak not only worse than now, but much, much less,” Fauci said.Vaccine, treatment unlikely by start of school yearWhile Fauci is optimistic about scientists developing a vaccine, he doesn’t expect one in time for the start of school in August.“In this case, the idea of having treatments available or a vaccine to facilitate the reentry of students into the fall term would be something that would be a bit of bridge too far,” Fauci said. “Even at top speed that we’re going, we don’t see a vaccine playing in the ability of individuals to get back to school, this term. What they really want is to know if they are safe.”Health officials said the key for students to feel safe in returning to school will be more widespread testing, to isolate students who get infected, and good health practices such as social distancing.Adm. Brett Giroir, assistant secretary of Health and Human Services for health, said the current rate of 10 million tests per month could be expanded by 40 million or 50 million by September to provide more surveillance.
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China will become carbon neutral by 2060, Xi Jinping says

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CNN’s Jomana Karadsheh reports.”,”descriptionText”:”The Turkish coast guard takes CNN on a migrant rescue operation in the northern Aegean, where there have been allegations of illegal push-backs and forced expulsions of migrants by the Greek authorities. CNN’s Jomana Karadsheh reports.”},{“title”:”Want to buy a dinosaur? 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WorldU.S. President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Tuesday that he said would ban the military, government contractors and federal grantees from some diversity training.Order forbids teaching ‘divisive concepts’ around race or sexThomson Reuters · Posted: Sep 22, 2020 10:04 PM ET | Last Updated: September 23U.S. President Donald Trump departs for campaign travel…

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WorldU.S. President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Tuesday that he said would ban the military, government contractors and federal grantees from some diversity training.Order forbids teaching ‘divisive concepts’ around race or sexThomson Reuters · Posted: Sep 22, 2020 10:04 PM ET | Last Updated: September 23U.S. President Donald Trump departs for campaign travel to Pennsylvania from the South Lawn at the White House on Tuesday. Trump issued an executive order banning military and government contractors from some diversity training. (Carlos Barria/Reuters)U.S. President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Tuesday that he said would ban the military, government contractors and federal grantees from some diversity training. The lengthy order says it forbids “divisive concepts,” including teaching that the United States is “fundamentally racist or sexist” or that any individual bears “responsibility for actions committed in the past by other members of the same race or sex.” It says military members will not face any penalty for refusing to support or believe these concepts.”Americans should be taught to take PRIDE in our Great Country, and if you don’t, there’s nothing in it for you!” Trump said on Twitter as the order was issued. The order comes amid a re-examination of racism in the United States in recent months, after police killings of Black Americans including George Floyd, who died on May 25 in Minneapolis. Many U.S. companies have issued statements of solidarity with the Black community, promised to increase diversity among employees, and collectively pledged nearly $2 billion US to advance racial justice and equity. On Sept. 4, the White House Office of Management and Budget issued a memo that preceded Tuesday’s order, saying that federal agencies could no longer use taxpayer dollars to fund “un-American propaganda sessions” that provided instruction about critical race theory, white privilege or that “taught that the United States is an inherently racist or evil” country. …with our Country, the United States Military, Government Contractors, and Grantees. Americans should be taught to take PRIDE in our Great Country, and if you don’t, there’s nothing in it for you!—@realDonaldTrump
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Unifor’s ‘unique’ Ford deal includes 5 new electric vehicles in Oakville, engine for Windsor plants | CBC News

The union that represents Canadian autoworkers has announced a tentative deal with Ford Motor Co. that checks many of the boxes members were hoping for — including fresh products for waning factories in Ontario.  Unifor president Jerry Dias could hardly contain his excitement as he announced a tentative three-year deal, which included $1.98-billion of investments that will go “predominantly” to…

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The union that represents Canadian autoworkers has announced a tentative deal with Ford Motor Co. that checks many of the boxes members were hoping for — including fresh products for waning factories in Ontario.  Unifor president Jerry Dias could hardly contain his excitement as he announced a tentative three-year deal, which included $1.98-billion of investments that will go “predominantly” to Ford’s assembly plant in Oakville and Windsor’s two Ford engine assembly plants.”This is a major commitment from Ford Motor Company — huge,” Dias told reporters during a news conference on Tuesday.  “You don’t make that type of commitment and make a minor splash and move on. This is going to be key facilities for Ford … a decades-long commitment.” Dias said the agreement, which is subject to a Sunday night ratification vote by members, includes five models of electric vehicles for the Ford Oakville plant. A statement from Ford said that the company would not discuss specifics of the agreement until it has been ratified.  That will take a $1.8-billion investment to retool the factory, which “will leave the plant down for some time,” Dias said. ‘We hit a home run’ That work is expected to begin in 2024 with the first of five electric vehicles rolling off the line in 2025 and the fifth, off the line by 2028. The union also secured the assembly of batteries that will go into these vehicles.  “As we know when I selected Ford to be the target, that we had no product for the Ford assembly plant as the Edge would come to the end of its production schedule,” Dias said.  “So we were determined that we solidified a product for our Oakville plant.… We hit a home run.” Production of the Ford Edge and Lincoln Nautilus SUVs ends at the plant in 2023. Employees inside the Windsor Assembly Plant wearing protective face masks, as a means of preventing the spread of COVID-19 after they returned to work in May. Dias said he’s concerned over the loss of the third shift at the factory. (Submitted by FCA Canada) Currently, the Oakville factory employs about 3,400 workers with about 1,200 workers who have been there less than six years, Dias said.  “I stand here with confidence saying that once the plant is retooled, I believe, and I say this with conviction, that our members should be able to retire with their pension from Ford Motor Company,” he said.  “Young people can sit back and say, ‘With this announcement, I can buy a house. I can plan a future, can plan a family.'” Dias was adamant that Ford’s commitments were long-term, ensuring decades of Canadian labour in Ontario.  “Today’s announcement is unique and different because it’s about young people,” he said.  Windsor’s factory will see a 6.8 L engine, which Dias said will “stabilize employment and create new opportunities.” He said the company has identified the engine facilities as “key” factories needed in the long-term. If Unifor’s tentative agreement is ratified on Sunday, Dias will continue negotiations with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and General Motors. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press) “Am I pleased with the outcome? The answer is absolutely yes. The details of the contract … certainly meets the objectives of our members,” Dias said.  After settling a deal with Ford, the union will go on to negotiate with Fiat Chrysler and then General Motors.  Top of mind for Dias is the elimination of the third shift at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Windsor Assembly Plant, which was cut this past spring.  Today’s news comes after Unifor extended a Sept. 21, 11:59 p.m. strike deadline Monday. The union chose Ford as a potential strike target on Sept. 8. Unifor went on a month-long strike in 2017 at a GM plant that makes the Chevrolet Equinox small SUV. The union wanted to be named the lead producer of the SUV, which also is made in Mexico. While Unifor didn’t get that, the union said it won provisions giving added benefits to workers who are near retirement if the plant closes, production moves or a shift is ended. The union also fought with GM last year over plans to stop auto production at a factory in Oshawa, Ont.
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