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Update COVID-19 25 October 2020

25 October 2020 — Six (6) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 1282 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to five thousand, and sixty-six (5066). To date, four thousand, eight hundred, and thirty (4830) patients have recovered, including twenty-four (24) in the past 24 hours. The number of active…
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    But he is at the heart of so much coverage. The huge media controversy over whether Liz Cheney will be booted from her House leadership post is of course a Trump story, since they are battling over his unproven claims of election fraud in 2020. And the former president, who yesterday backed Rep. Elise Stefanek as her successor, keeps stoking the flames, saying “Liz Cheney is a warmongering fool who has no business in Republican Party Leadership.” The Wyoming congresswoman invariably punches back, and that keeps generating new headlines. Trump is again being attacked on CNN and MSNBC around the clock.

    Cheney’s vote to impeach Trump followed the Capitol riot, which of course prompted the ban by Mark Zuckerberg’s company on grounds that the president was inciting violence.

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