Midday News To Use: 10.05.2020

It never Left
Only three states in the US are currently showing a downward trend in new Coronavirus infections, and the country just recorded its highest daily new case number — 54,506 — in nearly two months. Meanwhile at this writing the President is still at Walter Reed Medical center, but did tweet that he will be leaving and returning to the White House at 6:30 this evening.

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Covid in the NFL
As the COVID-19 outbreak in the Tennessee Titans organization was just starting to take shape Wednesday, Dr. Allen Sills, the NFL’s chief medical officer, offered a reminder that none of this — not the positive tests or the shuffled schedule — was a surprise. Rather, that the novel coronavirus has injected itself fully into the NFL season, was something they’ve tried to plan for. As a result the Titan vs Steelers games originally schedule for this past Sunday will now be played October 25, although the postponed Chiefs vs Patriots games was only postponed for one day. They play tonight at 7 eastern on CBS The Green Bay Packers vs Atlanta start tonight has been pushed back to 8:50 eastern.
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Jobs?
So far the economy has shed nearly 20 Million jobs since the pandemic has hit. And more furloughs and work stoppages are turning permanent as the coronavirus persists. Nearly 10 million Americans have either been called back or have been hired in the last few months. 4.5 million Americans are expected stay jobless for six months or more. The rest have either given up or taken early retirement with Social Security.
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What can the Media do?
Responding to increased interest among media professionals about new approaches to the field, Bahá’í communities in several countries have been exploring with journalists and others how the media can contribute to societal harmony and stimulate thoughtful conversations on issues facing humanity.
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Now that is some Good News
Brittney Woodrum, a University of Denver graduate student, was going to travel the world and continue her work for various NGO’s this year. Then Covid hit. So, with her now open schedule, the Kentucky native partnered with ShelterBox — an organization that provides emergency shelter and tools for displaced families around the world. Seventy-eight days and nearly 600 miles of hiking later, Woodrum raised $85,0000 from friends, family and strangers around the world for Covid 19 relief, by hiking all 58 of Colorado’s 14,000 feet peaks. All while carrying the symbolic — and useful — 14-pound Shelter box. Now that is some good news.
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