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Texas County Paying Inmates $2 an Hour to Move COVID-19 Victims’ Bodies [VIDEO]

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*A Texas’ El Paso County is reportedly paying inmates $2 an hour to move the bodies of deceased victims of the COVID-19.

According to CBS, the county has nine inmates who are working to move the bodies. Chris Acosta, public affairs director at the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, described the prisoners  as “low-level offenders” and said they are “provided full PPE by the morgue/hospital.”

“The work is 100% voluntary,” Acosta added. “It’s great that these individuals are stepping up and volunteering to assist a community in dire need of help right now.”

El Paso County has about 34,000 active COVID-19 cases, which continue to surge. While prisons rely on inmates to perform jobs for little or no pay, having prisoners move COVID victims has raised concerns about ethics. 

Check out the video report above.

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Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the country’s Covid-19 death toll could reach between 276,000 and 298,000 by December 12, per MSN.

“The number of deaths that we’re going to see in three weeks’ time or four weeks’ time reflects the actions that we all take right now,” said Dr. Leana Wen, an emergency physician and the former Baltimore health commissioner. She urges Americans to reconsider their Thanksgiving holiday plans for safety reasons. 

“I understand that people are worried, they’re stressed, they haven’t seen their loved ones, they want to see their loved ones now more than ever,” she said. “But we really cannot do that in person, indoors, safely this Thanksgiving.”

“One of our concerns is people over the holiday season will get together and they may actually be bringing infection with them to that small gathering and not even know it,” said the CDC’s Dr. Henry Walke

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And Now Donald Trump Jr. Tests Positive for Coronavirus

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*We could be snarky about it, but we’ll resist the temptation to do so and just report straight up that Donald Trump Jr. has tested positive for the coronavirus and is quarantining at his cabin.

So far he’s not displaying any symptoms, his spokesman said. The news was first reported by Bloomberg.

“Don tested positive at the start of the week and has been quarantining out at his cabin since the result. He’s been completely asymptomatic so far and is following all medically recommended COVID-19 guidelines,” a spokesman for Donald Trump Jr. told Dailymail.com.

As far as why he’s quarantining in a cabin, he owns one in upstate NY where he likes to fly fish in the Delaware River.

You may remember that Don Jr’s girlfriend, Kimberly Guilgoyle caught the virus back in July around the 4th, but he escaped catching the disease.

However, he is the second of the president’s children to test positive for the virus, following Barron Trump’s diagnosis last month. Barron tested positive in October when both his parents had COVID.

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Here’s more via DailyMail:

Donald Trump Jr.’s infection comes as coronavirus cases are in the rise in the United States with more than 11.9 million people infected. More than 253,000 Americans have died from the disease.

It’s unclear where the president’s oldest son may have been infected. He was at the White House on election night where several of Trump’s staff later tested positive for COVID, including White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.

He’s the latest in a long line of people close to the president to get infected.

Also on Friday, Andrew Giuliani, the son of Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, announced he had COVID.

 

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Geraldo Suggests Naming the COVID Vaccines After Trump to Make Him Feel Better (Watch)

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Geraldo Rivera o Fox News out here suggesting the COVID vaccine be named after Trump (Nov 19, 2020)

*To soothe Donald Trump’s hurt feelings for losing his presidential re-election bid, his boy Geraldo Rivera proposed naming the COVID vaccine after him as a salve.

“I had an idea with the world so divided and everybody telling him he’s gotta give up and time to leave and time to transition … why not name the vaccine The Trump? Make it, like, ‘have you gotten your Trump yet?’ It would be a nice gesture to him. And years from now it would become kind of a generic name. Have you got your trump yet, I got my trump, I’m fine. I wished we could honor him in that way.”

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Thousands Line Up In Dallas For Free Food As Pandemic and its Economic Effect Grows

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*On Saturday (11-14-20) a scene played out in Dallas, Texas that is becoming more and more familiar to Americans: thousands lining up for free food.

The free food giveaway was sponsored by the North Texas Food Bank, and the organization called it its largest ever.

Organizers said the NTFB gave away over 7,000 turkeys and around 600,000 pounds of food in the city’s Fair Park to those families in need as the holidays approach and the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Saturday’s event was also the the NTFB’s fifth food giveaway in Fair Park since the pandemic began in March.

Aerial views of the event showed lines of vehicles throughout the morning as volunteers placed boxes of food inside trunks.

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Screenshot of cars lined up to receive food from the North Texas Food Bank.

“I see blessings coming to us cause we all struggling. And I appreciate North Texas helping us out,” resident Samantha Woods said while waiting in her vehicle.

“I haven’t been working since December, can’t find a job, they cut my unemployment, it’s a real big deal,” said Cynthia Culter.

Organizers said the food given away on Saturday was enough to feed about 25,000 people.

“It was a whole lot of people who pitched in on this, me partnering up with the North Texas Food Bank, the Tarrant County Food Bank, Pastor Brown bringing in those volunteers and the Baptist Ministers Union,” said Mitchell Ward, CEO of MW Logistics

 

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