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Trump now has ‘no symptoms’ of COVID-19: WH doctor

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Dr. Sean Conley, the physician to President Donald Trump, has reported on Tuesday that the Coronavirus-stricken President has “no symptoms.” This follows President Trump returning to the White House from Walter Reed Medical Center on Monday after his four-day stay at the military hospital.

“This morning the President’s team of physicians met with him in the Residence. He had a restful first night at home, and today he reports no symptoms,” Dr. Conley’s statement reads. “Vital signs and physical exam remain stable, with an ambulatory oxygen saturation level of 95-97%. Overall he continues to do extremely well, I will provide updates as we know more.”

The president and the First Lady both tested positive for the novel Coronavirus late on Thursday, alongside many political figures and staffers. While the exact event where President Trump contracted the virus remains unclear, one of the leading hypotheses posits that it occurred at the event where he announced his Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Since many of those who were also infected attended the event, many place this as the “superspreader” event.

When he tweeted on Monday afternoon that he would be returning to the White House, President Trump also urged Americans to not “be afraid of Covid.”

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It is still unknown when President Trump will return to the campaign trail. With the presidential election less than 30 days away, and with the standard length of quarantine for the virus lasting 14 days, this is a major obstacle for the incumbent president, who has throughout the pandemic continued to hold large-scale in-person rallies and events.

The president has stated, however, that he intends on still participating in the second presidential debate, saying that he’s “looking forward” it.

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The debate is scheduled for Thursday, October 15 in Miami and will air from 9 to 10:30 pm (Eastern Standard Time). The first and only vice-presidential debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) will happen Wednesday, October 7 in Salt Lake City, Utah and will air from 9 to 10:30 pm (Eastern Standard Time).

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Michigan asks residents to house migrants, enroll children in school and help adults find employment

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Michigan is asking its residents to help with the mess its leadership created and house migrants in their own homes. The state Department of Labor and Economic Development said volunteers who participate must commit for at least 90 days as part of the refugee support program.

In addition to opening up their homes, sponsors are expected to support newly arrived refugees by greeting them at the airport, securing and preparing initial housing, enrolling children in school and helping adults find employment.

“Programs like the Welcome Corps advance the Office of Global Michigan’s mission to make Michigan the home for opportunity for our immigrant, refugee and ethnic communities,” said Poppy Hernandez, Global Michigan Director and Michigan’s Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer. “Expanded refugee resettlement pathways empower more Michiganders to support our state’s growing refugee population and build a more welcoming and inclusive Michigan for all.”

The migrants will come from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela, all points of origin where many have been hoping to apply for asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Fox News reports “cities like New York and Chicago have also dealt with issues related to migrants committing crimes, as well as pushback from residents who have voiced anger and concern over the influx. Migrant shelters in those cities have largely been full, forcing officials to come up with ways to safely house the migrants.”

Last year, Massachusetts officials asked residents to open their doors as migrant shelters were full at the time. “Most importantly, if you have an extra room or suite in your home, please consider hosting a family. Housing and shelter is our most pressing need and become a sponsor family,” said Massachusetts Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll.

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