3 Things To Know Today


1 Trump Is Back At The White House

President Trump is now back at the White House – but he doesn’t have a clean bill of health – he will continue treatment for coronavirus. After returning home, Trump walked unaided up the stairs and to a balcony. He then removed his mask, gave two thumbs up and saluted as Marine One lifted off. While the Internet has been armchair quarterbacking about Trump’s release, his doctors say they agreed he was improving enough to go home. They also confirmed today he's on several medications and say he's not out of the woods yet. As for how he’s really doing? Hard to tell – though videos circulating online shortly after Trump’s return home appear to show Trump having a difficult time breathing. In fact, the hashtag #gaspingforair began trending last night on Twitter with the video of Trump standing on a balcony and appearing to be working to breathe. He also posted his own video saying he's on the mend.

2 Plexiglass To Separate Candidates In VP Debate

The Commission on Presidential Debates has approved changes to the stage ahead of tomorrow's vice presidential Debate at the University of Utah. Among other things, the candidates will be 12-feet, as opposed to the previous seven-feet apart. The commission will also install plexiglass partitions to separate Vice President Mike Pence, Democratic nominee Kamala Harris and moderator Susan Page. The changes come following President Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis. So far, Pence has tested negative for COVID-19 several times since the president was hospitalized. Initially, Harris’ camp supported the barriers, while Pence’s team opposed it. Then, both sides came together with Pence spokeswoman Katie Miller noting, “If Sen. Harris wants to use a fortress around herself, have at it.”

3 Study Finds COVID-19 Symptoms Can Linger Long After Treatment

A new study finds coronavirus symptoms can cause problems long after patients are treated for COVID-19. Researchers at Northwestern Medicine say nearly 80% of the more than 500 people they looked at who were hospitalized in Chicago early in the pandemic developed problems involving the nervous system. They included headaches, dizziness and short-term memory loss. The findings come as President Trump has returned to the White House after being treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The President's doctors have not indicated that he experienced any significant neurological issues, but then, the data suggests that the vast majority of people infected are not hospitalized and have little or no symptoms. Meanwhile, the CDC says the coronavirus can sometimes spread through the air. Updated guidance from the agency says people who are more than six-feet apart could still be infected as droplets and particles can stay in the air for a few minutes up to many hours.