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Sen. Ted Cruz self-quarantines after contact with CPAC attendee who has coronavirus
Houston Chronicle ^ | 3/8/20 | Samantha Ketterer

Posted on 03/08/2020 5:00:23 PM PDT by Meatspace

Sen. Ted Cruz has self-quarantined after shaking hands with a person who tested positive for COVID-19, he said in a news release.

Cruz, R-Texas, said Sunday that he shook hands and briefly spoke with an attendee at the Conservative Political Action Conference last month in Maryland. That person later tested positive for the new coronavirus.

The senator is quarantining himself at his home in Texas this week out of an abundance of caution, he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: communityspread; coronavirus; covid19; cruz; quarantine; tedcruz; wuhansarscov2

1 posted on 03/08/2020 5:00:23 PM PDT by Meatspace
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To: Meatspace

[IT’S JUST THE FLU!]
“Italy Lombardy region is on the brink. Retired doctors summoned, nursing students field promoted to graduation. Just under 10% of Lombardy’s #COVID19 cases need ICU. 10% of doctors/nurses have already caught #coronavirus and in quarantine. Jesus.”

https://twitter.com/DrEricDing/status/1236507650424258562


2 posted on 03/08/2020 5:06:39 PM PDT by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Meatspace

Ted Cruz Says He Plans To Work From Home After “Brief Interaction” With Coronavirus Patient
[IT’S JUST THE FLU!]

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/ted-cruz-says-he-plans-work-home-after-brief-interaction-coronavirus-patient


3 posted on 03/08/2020 5:08:04 PM PDT by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Meatspace

Well, I guess the Virus is good for something!


4 posted on 03/08/2020 5:08:17 PM PDT by CharleysPride (Peace, Freedom and Prosperity. Thank you, President Trump.)
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To: Travis McGee

5 posted on 03/08/2020 5:09:02 PM PDT by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: CharleysPride

If Cruz gets infected, it will be the Canadian Flu.


6 posted on 03/08/2020 5:10:09 PM PDT by Meatspace
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To: Travis McGee

“It’s just the flu.”

The head of the Lombardy’s intensive care crisis unit says the health system is on the brink of collapse, intensive care being set up in hallways. By March 26 they predict ~18,000 #Covid19 cases in Lombardy, of which ~3,000 will need intensive care.

https://twitter.com/DrEricDing/status/1236507650424258562


7 posted on 03/08/2020 5:14:04 PM PDT by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

Is this because as Italians, they are poor at organizing and managing (cue the Heaven/Hell joke), or something else? Aren’t we as Americans better at triaging/organizing/managing?


8 posted on 03/08/2020 5:21:53 PM PDT by nwrep
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To: Meatspace

Cruz should have done the Elizabeth Warren handshake. Raise you hand to shoulder level, palm forward, and say “how”.


9 posted on 03/08/2020 5:26:48 PM PDT by Cold Heart (.)
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To: Travis McGee

I hope he stays well. I love his new pod cast .I also hope his aunt stays well and wasn’t exposed


10 posted on 03/08/2020 5:31:47 PM PDT by cnsmom
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Keeping things in perspective

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/preliminary-in-season-estimates.htm

CDC estimates* that, from October 1, 2019, through February 29, 2020, there have been:

34,000,000 – 49,000,000
flu illnesses

16,000,000 – 23,000,000
flu medical visits

350,000 – 620,000
flu hospitalizations

20,000 – 52,000
flu deaths

*Because influenza surveillance does not capture all cases of flu that occur in the U.S., CDC provides these estimated ranges to better reflect the larger burden of influenza. These estimates are calculated based on CDC’s weekly influenza surveillance data and are preliminary.


11 posted on 03/08/2020 5:55:44 PM PDT by deport
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To: cnsmom

I hope he takes leave of not get paid. They barely work now.


12 posted on 03/08/2020 6:23:46 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Trump/Hunter, jr for President/Vice President 2016)
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To: Meatspace

Although FR’s allegiances seem to blow with the wind - “Bush? BAD!” - I am a Cruz supporter. He is a hard-core constitutionalist and I am pleased there’s at least ONE.


13 posted on 03/08/2020 6:36:49 PM PDT by golux
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To: golux

Cruz hard core constitutionalist. We need more of them. Hope he stays healthy.


14 posted on 03/08/2020 7:28:19 PM PDT by hondact200 (Lincoln Freed the Slaves. Obama Enslaves the Free. Trump 2020 - Keep America Great)
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To: golux; All

Caveat. Despite Cruz stabbing Trump in the back during and after the election, he appears to have shifted from a Never Trumper to being a loyalist to Orange Man.


15 posted on 03/08/2020 7:36:30 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: Cobra64

I’m a fan of Cruz.


16 posted on 03/08/2020 7:47:30 PM PDT by dandiegirl (BOBBY)
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To: dandiegirl

As long as he doesn’t run against Trump again, I am ok with Ted.

Thinking of 2ndDivisionVet.


17 posted on 03/08/2020 9:15:00 PM PDT by cba123 ( Toi la nguoi My. Toi bay gio o Viet Nam.)
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