1 President Trump Announces Peace Agreement Between Israel and UAE
President Trump has announced a peace agreement between Israel and United Arab Emirates. In his announcement via Twitter, Trump called the agreement "between our two great friends" a "huge breakthrough." Later, when speaking in the Oval Office, Trump told reporters that the two countries will exchange embassies and ambassadors and "begin cooperation across the board." Trump went on to say that he expects other countries to follow the UAE's lead on this going forward. Trump added that "we are already discussing this with other nations," and noted that other agreements will probably come. The announcement makes the UAE the first Gulf Arab state to establish full diplomatic ties with Israel. The UAE becomes only the third Arab country to recognize Israel's existence, the other two are Egypt and Jordan who share a border with Israel.
2 Biden: Masks For Every American, For Three Months
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has a plan for dealing with the coronavirus – and it’s masks. As in, a nationwide mask mandate – for ALL Americans. After getting a briefing from some healthcare professionals in Wilmington, Delaware, Biden said all Americans should be wearing facemasks outside their homes for the next three months, saying it will save up to 40-thousand lives. As Biden sees it, it's not an issue of personal rights, saying instead, that it’s “about personal responsibility” and “patriotic duty.” Biden's new running mate Kamala Harris later added – "That's what real leadership looks like." President Trump is rejecting Biden’s call national mandate message – accusing Biden of politicizing the outbreak and of shunning science. Speaking during a White House briefing, Trump offered, “It’s a shameful situation for anybody to try and score political points while we’re working to save lives and defeat the pandemic.”
3 Fauci Warns Against "Herd Immunity" Hope, Busts Covid Myths
The nation's top infectious disease expert is shutting down the idea that achieving "herd immunity" is the way past the coronavirus pandemic – because of the numbers needed to achieve it. In an Instagram interview with actor Matthew McConaughey, Dr. Anthony Fauci said if the virus was allowed to spread to most of the population, the "death toll would be enormous" and called that “totally unacceptable.” Over the course of the chat, McConaghey – who don’t forget, is also a Professor at the University of Texas – not only to talked about the way forward, but had Fauci answer a number of rumors about the illness. Such as: Does sunlight kill the virus? Fauci said “It does.” Does ibuprofen/Advil make the illness worse? Fauci first responded by laughing, then adding, “No – it does not.” Is it true that Covid lives on surfaces for as long as 72 hours? Fauci said that it does – but explained that there’s not enough of the virus living to get anyone sick. He also reiterated that, as a respiratory illness, the primary mode of transmission is “person to person droplets.”