Republican Senator Ted Cruz and far-left socialist representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shockingly found common ground on Twitter on Saturday morning.
The moment came after Ocasio-Cortez tweeted out advice regarding the coronavirus: “To everyone in NYC but ESPECIALLY healthy people & people under 40 (bc from what I’m observing that’s who needs to hear this again,” said Ocasio-Cortez. “PLEASE stop crowding bars, restaurants, and public spaces right now. Eat your meals at home. If you are healthy, you could be spreading COVID.”
Cruz responded to the socialist’s tweet shortly after by saying, “Good advice — not just for NYC, but everywhere. If you can stay home, stay home. And wash your hands.”
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams took notice of the common ground and commented on the two’s agreement, stating that it is important for both sides to come together during a health crisis.
“Two people who don’t agree on much, coming together to promote health and safety,” said Adams. “I love our country and know we can do this. Now is the time to spend as much of our energy as possible helping people understand how to protect themselves and each other.”
Despite their differences, Republicans and Democrats for the most part, are coming together to fight the coronavirus.
On Friday, Pelosi announced that the House and the Trump Administration had reached an agreement to combat the virus.
“We are proud to have reached an agreement with the Administration to resolve outstanding challenges, and now will soon pass the Families First Coronavirus Response Act,” Pelosi announced.
Here are the details, according to CNBC:
*Free coronavirus testing for all who need it, including those without insurance
- *Up to two weeks of paid sick leave and up to three months of paid family and medical leave
- *Stronger unemployment insurance for furloughed workers
- *Buttressing SNAP and other food programs for school children and seniors
- *More money for Medicaid, the joint federal and state insurance program for low-income Americans.
In times like these, it is important for the country to come together and do what’s best for everyone. In an op-ed in Newsweek, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich encouraged Americans to be careful about the coronavirus as he explained the ongoing situation in Italy.
The hardest-hit region around Milan has had to improvise as its health system has been deeply stressed by the sheer number of patients. In Milan and Brescia, field hospitals have been set up in the fairgrounds as the local hospitals have been drowned in patients.
Because the demand for respirators and intensive care has been beyond any previous planning, doctors have been forced into the kind of triage thinking developed for intense battlefield casualty situations. There are reports that emergency room doctors are allotting respirators to those with higher life expectancy due to the limited equipment in the hardest hit areas of the province. If you are older or have other illnesses, you may simply not be eligible for treatment.
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