Women for Biden-Harris: Daily Digest, October 8

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26 Days Until Election Day


2nd Trump-Biden debate to be virtual due to Trump’s COVID-19

The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates debates made the announcement Thursday morning, a week before the two were scheduled to face on in Miami, “in order to protect the health and safety of all involved with the second presidential debate.” Trump says he will not participate if the debate is virtual.

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LINK: https://apnews.com/article/election-2020-virus-outbreak-joe-biden-donald-trump-archive-47938faf487760963c96fffb41d7458c 

The first post-VP debate poll says Kamala Harris won

The results of the first post-vice presidential debate poll is good news for Sen. Kamala Harris — and her running mate, Joe Biden. Let’s get this done. 26 Days.

LINK: https://www.vox.com/2020/10/8/21507244/harris-wins-debate-pence-poll 

Fact-Checking the Vice-Presidential Debate

Kamala Harris accurately referred to President Trump’s history of challenging U.S. intelligence agencies’ findings that Russia interfered in the 2016 election in an effort to help him. 

LINK: https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/10/07/us/fact-check-harris-pence-debate

‘Magnitude of this failure is astonishing’: Medical journal writes unprecedented editorial against Trump for COVID

In an editorial signed by nearly three dozen editors, the journal said the Trump administration has “taken a crisis and turned it into a tragedy” regarding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, writing the “magnitude of this failure is astonishing.”

LINK: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/10/07/new-england-journal-medicine-writes-historic-trump-covid-19-editorial/5917734002/

“Mr. Vice President, I’m speaking”: Kamala Harris rebukes Pence’s interruptions during debate

Vice President Mike Pence interrupted Sen. Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, twice as many times during Wednesday’s debate. Five times vs. 10.

LINK: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/kamala-harris-mr-vice-president-pence-interruptions/ 

USPS Worker in NJ Arrested for Allegedly Dumping Mail, Including Election Ballots

According to court documents, roughly 1,875 pieces of mail – including 99 general election ballots were recovered from dumpsters in North Arlington and West Orange, New Jersey on Oct. 2 and Oct. 5. The intended destination for the ballots and campaign flyers are heavily Democratic areas.

LINK: https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/usps-worker-in-nj-arrested-for-allegedly-dumping-mail-including-election-ballots/2656666/ 

Regeneron antibodies in demand after Trump treatment, doctors seek more data

Patients are asking to join clinical trials of antibody-based COVID-19 drugs after Trump was treated last week with an experimental therapy from Regeneron and which he promised to make it free to Americans while touting its benefits. Benefits that are untested and which medical experts said more data is needed to assess the treatment’s efficacy before wider use should be allowed.

LINK: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-regeneron-pharms/regeneron-antibodies-in-demand-after-trump-treatment-doctors-seek-more-data-idUSKBN26S3MF 

OPINION: My father died from Covid-19. Trump just spit on his grave

“It was like he was saying, ‘Look at me. It’s not that bad.’ He disrespected my family’s story. And, he was spitting on my father’s grave.” Dr. Chris Pernell is a public health physician and health equity advocate. She works at a hospital in Newark, New Jersey. 

LINK: https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/07/opinions/father-covid-19-death-trump-disrespect-pernell/index.html


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