After a flight from New York from Nashville, a group of Fox News employees was told to quarantine after one passenger subsequently tested positive for COVID-19.
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The New York Times reported the people exposed included Jay Wallace, the president of Fox News Media, Bret Baier, the chief political anchor, Martha MacCallum, the anchor of Fox’s The Story and Dana Perino and Juan Williams, two hosts of The Five. A Fox representative did not confirm any details, citing the need to keep private health information confidential, according to the Times.
Everyone on the flight was told to get tested for the coronavirus as well as quarantine. The NYT reported it is not clear if more than one person was infected with the virus. According to the report, the anchors who were impacted by the threat of coronavirus are expected to hist their shows remotely. The report found that Fox was one of the first to resume in-studio programming and production despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the report, Fox News staff have taken precautionary steps such as wearing masks and social distancing despite not always reporting the severity of the virus. The Times reported that Fox staff members on the ground in Nashville were regularly tested by both the network and the Commission on Presidential Debates.
As theGrio reported, a woman died on a plane due to COVID-19. In July, the passenger, in her 30’s, experienced shortness of breath while waiting to travel from Arizona to Texas. She was given oxygen but died on the plane. It is unclear whether the woman, who had underlying conditions, was aware of her coronavirus status before she boarded the plane.
Positive cases of coronavirus are growing in the United States as more states report deaths are rising again. According to theGrio, confirmed infections per day are rising in 47 states, and deaths are up in 34.
Presidential advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci recommended a nationwide mask mandate to prevent a winter surge.
“Mask mandates might be tricky to enforce, but it might be time to call for them,” he said, according to theGrio.
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“There’s going to be a difficulty enforcing it, but if everyone agrees that this is something that’s important and they mandate it and everyone pulls together and says, you know, we’re going to mandate it, but let’s just do it, I think that would be a great idea to have everybody do it uniformly.”
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