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The Reopening

SK Ashby
Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Clay Bennett)

In other news, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told Congress this morning that while a few recent economic headlines have been good, some 25 million people may be permanently displaced from their jobs and it will take a long time to recover. He also called on Congress to pass more stimulus.

Meanwhile, Texas has set another record high for coronavirus hospitalizations which are now up by 66 percent since Memorial Day.

Finally, NBC News reports that there will be almost no safety requirements for Trump's upcoming Nuremberg rally which will people packed "shoulder to shoulder."

There is no plan to test any of the supporters who attend the mega-rally in Oklahoma, where cases have spiked in recent days and the sweltering heat may complicate temperature readings. The campaign did not say what would happen if someone registered a higher-than-usual fever or what the cutoff would be for entry.

There is no indication there will be any social distancing inside the venue and people will likely be packed shoulder to shoulder, which is a concept the president has endorsed, saying it “loses a lot of flavor” to have his devoted fans spread out.

Anyone who enters the BOK Center will have already signed a digital liability waiver, clearing the Trump campaign of any responsibility should they get sick at the mass gathering.