CA is issuing a statewide, mandatory STAY AT HOME order.— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) March 20, 2020
Those that work in critical sectors should go to work. Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and more will stay open.
We need to meet this moment and flatten the curve together.
Go to https://t.co/xtXFwVeWc2 to learn more.
California Governor Gavin Newsom has issued a Stay At Home order, asking residents to stay home except for trips to grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, and other essential needs.
Meanwhile, republican senators Richard Burr, Jim Inhofe, Ron Johnson, and Kelly Loeffler started selling stocks back in January after private Senate briefings from the White House about COVID-19, while reassuring the public everything would be fine. Burr and Loeffler made an estimated seven figures each. The STOCK Act, passed in 2012 under President Obama, prohibits lawmakers from doing this. Shockingly Burr voted against it.
NEW: After assuring the public about the government's coronavirus preparedness, Senate Intel chair Richard Burr, in one day, sold off up to $1.6 million is stock.— Robert Faturechi (@RobertFaturechi) March 19, 2020
A week later, the market began its fall.
His committee was receiving daily briefings.https://t.co/LlMDnKnYoQ
You can come up with racist red meat but not masks & ventilators, while 40 million Americans go on lockdown.. Use the damn powers of the act. https://t.co/jSfzA4AcIw— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) March 20, 2020
A doctor friend of mine in CT drove 3 hours to grab ten (just ten!) N95 masks. That’s how bad the situation is.— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) March 20, 2020
This feels severe and will be a chaotic hardship to millions. But, when you study what has happened in other countries - the devastation, the loss of life - I’m grateful for it. This will save many lives. Many loved ones. https://t.co/8qIpFHakip— Ava DuVernay (@ava) March 20, 2020
Servicing your public servants! Sen. Kelly Loeffler Dumped Millions in Stock After Coronavirus Briefing https://t.co/8W9uY2Pdb5— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) March 20, 2020
all these greedy, evil assholes https://t.co/f4X8r44kj1— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) March 20, 2020
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