At Least 18 Members Of One Family Have The Coronavirus After A Surprise Birthday Party

fI would have more empathy or this kind of thing if it were back in March and I hadn’t just spent the last 4 months abiding by social distancing guidelines and NOT seeing my own family because with a pandemic raging through the world, NOT coming into close contact with your family is actually the most caring thing you can do.

Ron Barbosa’s family has always been close. Members of the Dallas-area family see each other practically every day, and when the coronavirus pandemic struck, many of them thought it would be OK to continue spending time together.

But after family members went golfing and threw a surprise birthday dinner party for one of Barbosa’s family members last month, at least 18 members of the extended family have become sick with COVID-19.

Three have become so ill that they have been hospitalized: Barbosa’s 88-year-old dad, his 86-year-old mom, and his sister, who is going through chemotherapy for breast cancer.

“Everybody says, ‘Oh, it’s my family. I’m going to go see my brother. I’m going to see my cousin,’ and they think that’s a safe word,” Barbosa told BuzzFeed News.

While they aren’t certain if the virus started spreading among the family at the May 30 party, Barbosa, 53, who did not attend the gathering, said that based on the time they started to see symptoms, it seems like the initial transmission among family members happened that weekend.

Trump administration asks Supreme Court to strike down Obamacare amid pandemic, recession

My god, the timing of this……

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to wipe out Obamacare, arguing that the individual mandate is unconstitutional and that the rest of the law must be struck down with it.

The late-night brief, filed Thursday in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, carries major implications for the presidential election. If the justices agree, it would cost an estimated 20 million Americans their insurance coverage and nullify protections for pre-existing conditions.

The Trump administration’s brief comes as the U.S. has recorded more than 120,000 deaths from COVID-19, with nearly 2.5 million confirmed cases. On Wednesday, the nation hit a new record for the highest daily total of new infections reported with more than 45,500.

For the roughly 25 million people out of work and collecting jobless benefits, the ACA’s marketplaces and Medicaid expansion provide avenues to gain subsidized health insurance with consumer protections.

Trump’s Priorities for his Second Term

In case you were wondering how much thought he has put into his job at all:

Here’s the transcript if you can’t stomach anything he says that isn’t being interpreted by Sarah Cooper.