The Daily Populous

Friday March 20th, 2020 morning edition

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“Appreciate today’s briefing from the President’s top health officials on the novel coronavirus outbreak,” she tweeted about the briefing at the time.

That first transaction was a sale of stock in the company Resideo Technologies worth between $50,001 and $100,000.

It was the first of 29 stock transactions that Loeffler and her husband made through mid-February, all but two of which were sales.

In the weeks after her spate of stock trades, Loeffler sought to downplay the public health and financial threats posed by the coronavirus.

Loeffler is the second known senator to sell off large stock holdings between that Jan. 24 briefing and the dramatic drop in stock market indices over the last week.

Loeffler assumed office on Jan. 6 after having been appointed to the seat vacated by retiring Sen. Johnny Isakson.

“I find it utterly irresponsible the Senate would choose to put Loeffler on that committee, given her conflicts of interest.”. »

GameStop rules itself 'essential retail' and therefore immune to lockdown closures

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“We have received reports of local authorities visiting stores in an attempt to enforce closure despite our classification,” reads a portion of that memo.

“Store Managers are approved to provide the document linked below to law enforcement as needed.”.

Any lockdown enforcers are told to contact GameStop corporate for more information on GameStop’s self-decreed essential status. »

Young adults can face severe cases of COVID-19, too

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A new analysis of COVID-19 cases in the United States reveals that while older people are at high risk of becoming seriously ill, the disease can hit younger adults hard, too.

The CDC analysis, released March 18, covers 2,449 reported cases from February 12 to March 16.

But younger adults also experienced severe cases of the disease, a new analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds. »