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MONDAY - 10/05/20
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POLITICS 🏛️

Biden poll lead jumps to 10 points following Trump hospitalization

  • Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s national poll lead jumped to ten points this weekend after Donald Trump was admitted to Walter Reed Hospital following his diagnosis of COVID on Friday
  • Fifty-one percent of respondents support Biden, compared to the Forty-one that support the President 
  • According to the poll findings, sixty-five percent of respondents believe that had Trump taken coronavirus more seriously, he likely would not have been infected

WORLD 🌎

Pope Francis claims market capitalism has failed during pandemic

  • Pope Franics made the claim that market capitalism has been proven to be a failure amid the pandemic, calling for economic reform
  • The Pope laid out his visions of unity in a new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, released on Sunday
  • Francis cited the mass loss of jobs around the world as a need for politicians to listen to popular movements, unions, and marginalized groups

BUSINESS 💰

U.S. unemployment rate 7.9% for September

  • The U.S. unemployment rate dropped from 8.4% in August to 7.9% in September, indicating a move towards pre-pandemic numbers
  • Notably, the data shows that 865,000 women left the workforce in September, a number four times that of men, with latina women accounting for a third
  • The number of Americans that filed for unemployment fell, but remains high, the U.S. government reports

TECH 📱

Twitter warns of suspensions for accounts that wish for Trump’s death

  • Following Trump’s admittance to Walter Reed Hospital on Friday after testing positive for COVID, a slew of Twitter users filled the social media site with tweets hoping for Trump’s death
  • To combat this, Twitter has stated that any account that does such will receive a suspension that may lead to a ban
  • “Tweets that wish or hope for death, serious bodily harm or fatal disease against anyone are not allowed and will need to be removed,” the Twitter Communications team stated

US 🦅

Trump hospitalized after COVID complications

  • President Trump was hospitalized this weekend following a positive test for COVID on Friday and showing symptoms since
  • It has been confirmed that Trump received supplemental oxygen before being transported to Walter Reed Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland
  • Though reports concerning his health are conflicting, Trump has stated that he is doing well and hopes to be back soon

SPORTS 🏈

New England Patriots game postponed due to COVID

  • Following a positive test result by New England quarterback Cam Newton, the NFL has decided to postpone the game between the Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs to Monday out of precaution
  • The news comes just days after the Tennessee Titans had an outbreak of COVID throughout their team, leading to a postponement of their game as well
  • It is currently unclear how the NFL intends to move forward to ensure player safety and COVID

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