Astros’ Justin Verlander and Wife Kate Upton Donate MLB Paychecks to Coronavirus Relief

Astros' Justin Verlander donating every paycheque to coronavirus ...

On Saturday, Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander told fans that he would be donating his ongoing Major League Baseball paychecks to coronavirus relief.
Verlander and his supermodel wife announced their donation in an Instagram message where the player said he would donate every MLB check until the season returns or the coronavirus threat is over, NBC reported.
The couple said that each week they would donate their checks to a different charity that deals with coronavirus relief, “so that we can support their efforts and highlight the great work they’re doing during the COVID-19 crisis.”
“Everyone around the world is affected by this virus, and we hope to contribute to the families and jobs affected, the healthcare workers and first responders on the front lines and the many others in need of basic necessities, medical supplies, and support at home,” the pitcher added.

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“We know everyone is impacted by this crisis, but for those who are able, we encourage you to stay home to help flatten the curve and look to those around you who need a helping hand,” Verlander added.
Major League Baseball is still reportedly considering starting their season without fans in the stands. But the season has already bee put off from its March 26 Opening Day.

Reporters Without Masks Grill Trump About Not Wearing a Mask
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Reporters at the White House press briefing on Sunday repeatedly asked President Donald Trump why he chose not to wear a medical mask.
One reporter, who was not wearing a mask, noted the former Vice President Joe Biden said he would start wearing a mask outdoors, and he asked President Trump if he and the White House task force would start wearing masks.
“Are we getting to the point where we might see the members of the coronavirus task force also wear face coverings?” the reporter asked. Related Article: James Carville: If Biden ‘Just Stands There and Does Nothing, He’s Going to Win’ Presidency

Trump said the advisory was voluntary and that he would have no problem with anyone wearing a mask.
Another reporter asked why the first lady recommended that Americans wear masks when they were in public.

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“She feels that way,” Trump said.
“I would wear one,” he said. “Would you like me to wear one right now? That would be a little awkward, I guess. But again, I would wear one if I thought it was important.”
A couple of technicians and photographers were spotted wearing masks during the briefing but not the reporters in the briefing room chairs.
The president said he “wouldn’t be surprised” if members of his family in New York would be recommended to wear masks.

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Another reporter asked Dr. Anthony Fauci why he was not wearing a mask.
Trump grinned as Fauci responded that the main reason to wear a mask was to protect sick individuals from spreading the virus.
“I had a test today, and it was negative,” Fauci said shortly.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommended Saturday that all Americans to wear masks in public to help further mitigate the virus from spreading.
“The CDC is advising the use of nonmedical cloth face covering as an additional voluntary public health measure,” Trump said on Saturday, announcing the new guidelines. “So it’s voluntary. You don’t have to do it.”

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