Trump contradicts CDC director on vaccine, masks

first_imgAfter Trump’s comments, CDC officials claimed Redfield thought he was answering a question about when vaccination of all Americans will be completed. Trump said Wednesday that a vaccine will be available as early as October and in mass distribution soon afterward – much sooner than was projected in congressional testimony earlier in the day by Dr. Robert Redfield. Trump says Redfield “made a mistake” when he told lawmakers that any vaccine available in November or December would be in “very limited supply,” and reserved for first responders and people most vulnerable to COVID-19. Redfield estimated the shot wouldn’t be broadly available until the spring or summer of 2021. Small bottles labeled with a “Vaccine COVID-19” sticker and a medical syringe are seen in this illustration taken taken April 10, 2020. REUTERScenter_img WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is contradicting the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the potential availability of a coronavirus vaccine to the general public and on mask wearing. Trump also disagreed with Redfield about the effectiveness of protective masks, which Redfield had said could be even more helpful in combating the coronavirus than a vaccine.(AP)last_img read more

Tyson Fury blasts Deontay Wilder for ‘letting himself down’ as Gypsy King hits back at ‘not a champion’ jibe

first_img Football player touch female referee s breast! REAL vs FAKE GOLD People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures!center_img TYSON FURY has blasted Deontay Wilder for “letting himself down” after the American said that the Gypsy King “wasn’t the champion”.Wilder gave an explosive interview to the PBC Podcast where he claimed that “things went on” in the lead up to their rematch back in February.Tyson Fury dominated Deontay Wilder – but the American seems to have some excusesCredit: Getty Images – GettyTyson Fury was not impressed with Deontay Wilder claim that he was ‘not a champion’However he refused to elaborate on this except saying that he was “a zombie in there”, and instead kept on repeating that it “wasn’t the real Deontay Wilder”.And despite being battered from pillar to post by Fury in Las Vegas, Wilder took a swipe at his conqueror.He said: “I don’t see Fury as a champion. He ain’t the champion yet, we still got one more fight left.“And I’m looking forward to giving the world the best of Deontay Wilder.”BT Sport Boxing relayed those bizarre comments on their Instagram page, where Fury himself commented. FURY NOT IMPRESSEDThe 30-year-old WBC heavyweight champion wrote: “Keep letting yourself down @bronzebomber it’s sad.“It was you I smashed that’s the truth. Just admit it and move on, it’s just a fight you win some you lose some that’s boxing pal.”SunSport reported how the Alabama boxer has sensationally hinted that he could RETIRE if he loses his trilogy fight against Fury.And he has explosively revealed that he was been “weeding out snakes” from his circle that he believes contributed to his shattering loss to the Gypsy King.He said: “This is the last final straw as I see it. I’m taking everything in that happened, everything that happened towards me.“I’m cutting my grass, I’m getting rid of a lot of snakes in the grass.“This time has allowed me to look back, dig in the weed and see what was really going on.”The 34-year-old also confirmed he had surgery on his bicep and that he suffered the injury during his crushing loss.Mike Tyson tells Deontay Wilder to ‘grow up’ and stop moaning after ‘making £80m’ to get smashed by Tyson Fury What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! Source: Boxing – Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heelslast_img read more

Kroger supermarket chain says profits up but slowed by unrest

first_imgAnalysts surveyed by Thomson Financial predicted earnings of 48 cents per share on sales of $20.4 billion. Analysts typically exclude one-time items in their forecasts. Sales at Kroger stores open at least a year, considered a key indicator of a retailer’s success, were up 6 percent in the quarter. Not counting fuel sales, same-store sales rose 5.2 percent. The company said profit margins in the quarter also were hurt by about a 2 percent rise in product costs and that consumers can expect some higher prices. Prices for milk, cheese, corn, wheat and oranges and some other fruit have been rising nationally for reasons including bad weather, higher costs for livestock feed and for transportation. Some pizza chains have raised the prices of cheese pizzas because of the dairy increase and consumers face price increases in a variety of other areas. Some industry analysts have said price increases could benefit grocers by boosting revenue. The reduced margins, labor uncertainty and a recent run-up in shares made for an off-day for Kroger stock with shares sliding 6.7 percent, or $2, to $27.66. Kroger stock recently reached a 52-week high of $31.94, after trading as low as $20.10 nearly one year ago. Kroger, which competes for grocery sales against nonunion Wal-Mart Stores Inc. supercenters, also is negotiating new contracts with union workers in Seattle and Toledo, Ohio, as well as in Southern California. Workers there have voted to authorize a strike by their union if stalled negotiations with Kroger’s Ralphs and two other chains fail. A work stoppage in Southern California four years ago disrupted business for several months at Ralphs stores. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CINCINNATI – Kroger Co., the nation’s largest traditional supermarket chain, said Tuesday that first-quarter profit jumped 10 percent but was slowed by labor unrest and rising costs for dairy and some produce items. Its shares sank nearly 7 percent. For the three months ended May 26, Kroger made $336.6 million, or 47 cents per share, compared with $306.4 million, or 42 cents per share, a year earlier. Sales rose 7 percent, to $20.73 billion from $19.42 billion. Kroger, with a tense labor situation in Southern California, said its first-quarter earnings included charges of about 2 cents per share stemming from a two-day walkout by some 700 workers at a distribution center near Louisville, Ky., that two companies operate for Kroger. First-quarter 2006 results included a one-time legal expense of 3 cents per share. last_img read more