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Vice President-elect Harris touts Biden’s planned 100-day mask mandate, but says administration will not punish people who refuse to comply

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris says there will be “no punishment” for people who violate President-elect Joe Biden’s 100-day mask mandate, according to The Wrap.

According to the outlet, the Biden administration hopes to be able to distribute 100 million COVID-19 vaccine shots in the first 100 days of taking office in January.

What are the details?

Harris appeared on Wednesday’s broadcast of “Good Morning America” where she discussed Biden’s plan to hand down a mandate regarding mask-wearing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“There’s no punishment, nobody — they don’t have to, but he is saying, as a leader, ‘Please, everybody work with me here. For the first 100 days, let’s everybody just wear a mask and see the outcomes there.'”

The California senator also told “Good Morning America” co-host Robin Roberts that it just makes sense for people to listen to Biden’s advice.

“Because, of course, the scientists and the public health officials tell us there’ll be really great outcomes if everyone does wear a mask when they’re in public,” she added.

President-elect Biden has previously promised that he will take the COVID-19 vaccine for the public to see. Harris told Roberts that she plans to receive the vaccination as well.

“I think we all have to understand that right now, this is a moment for everyone to sacrifice,” she explained. “If we’re gonna get through this together as a country, then we all have to do it.”

You can watch video of Harris’ remarks here.

What else?

Harris said that in four years, she hopes to look back on the first term of Biden’s presidency and define her own personal success as making him a successful president.

“Joe and I were elected to do a job, which is to build back better and to fight for the best of who we are as a nation,” she said. “And he and I as partners, if we are able to do that together, I think our country will be the better for it.”

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‘Girl dad’ writes viral post on how he protects his daughters by taking them into public women’s bathrooms

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Chronicles of Daddy has documented why he will always take his young daughters into ladies’ bathrooms when faced with the decision to use public women’s or men’s rooms.

What are the details?

According to “Good Morning America,” Nitoto went viral for a recent Instagram post regarding his young daughters’ bathroom habits.

Nitoto — who lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife Hejira Thompson and the couple’s young girls, Zendaya and Zuri Lily — said that he’s found himself faced with a decision to expose his toddlers to the unsanitary conditions of a men’s room, or take them into a more comfortable and accessible women’s room when it comes time to use the bathroom.

“I never thought the bathroom would become as big as a [sic] issue as it is,” he wrote on Instagram. “Usually we would go to places and they have a FAMILY bathroom which are [sic] for people with children but what I found was most places don’t have them and dads are left to decide between taking their daughters to the men’s bathroom or the women’s.”

Nitoto said that when he began taking his daughters into the men’s room, he was disgusted.

“Men’s bathrooms are DISGUSTING,” he wrote. “They smell like pee and nothing is setup [sic] for a woman or a person with a child. The changing table was right next to the urinal which means my child literally would be next to where men pee which [sic] she’s being changed.”

He said that it took just one time to entirely change his mind on where his girls should go to the bathroom: the ladies’ room.

“I try to be as respectful to women as I can while doing so which consists of knocking on the door before entering and announcing myself,” he wrote. “Making sure if someone is inside that they know I am a Dad coming in with his daughter and making sure they are comfortable with that. Now once inside our stall I still am aware of the door and whenever I hear it open and someone new is coming in I announce myself again and make sure they know I’m inside with my child so that they aren’t surprised.”

He added, “Women’s bathrooms are so much cleaner and setup prefect [sic] just incase [sic] they have children. The changing station is usually insure [sic] a stall instead of just in the open and it’s always clean. As a girl dad I can’t help but want to protect my daughter’s [sic] from all things that aren’t for them and the men’s bathroom is 100% one of those things.”

In a statement, Nitoto told “Good Morning America” that he aimed to spark a conversation with his now-viral post and show “support to other fathers who have been or will be in the same situation.”

“Being a girl dad, I find myself having to navigate things that I don’t have a book I can read from to help me with solutions,” he added. “It’s almost like the parenting story isn’t shared in-depth from a father’s side. That’s why I started my Daddy Chronicles. I wanted to tell the dad’s side of stories — some that have been heard from the mom’s side and some that haven’t even been talked about before.”

At the time of this reporting, the Instagram post has received more than 10,100 likes.

You can read Nitoto’s full post below:

As a dad being out with daughters I never thought the bathroom would become as big as a issue as it is. Usually we would go places and they have FAMILY bathroom which are meant for people with children but what I found was most places don’t have them and Dads are left to decide between taking their daughters to the men’s bathroom or the women’s. Now when first hit with this choice I did what most men would do which is, I went to the Men’s bathroom. Now I’ve been to a men’s bathroom millions of times but walking in with your daughter makes you look at it completely different. Men’s bathrooms are DISGUSTING. They smell like pee and nothing is setup for a woman or a person with a child. The changing table was right next to the urinal which means my child literally would be next to where men pee which she’s being charged. Not to mention that their are men going in and out while you’re in their. After doing that 1 time I decided I’d never take my daughter’s to the men’s bathroom again. I use the women’s bathroom when I’m out with them. They are too young to go on their own so I have to go in with them. I try to be as respectful to women as I can while doing so which consists of knocking on the door before entering and announcing myself. Making sure if someone is inside that they know I am a Dad coming in with his daughter and making sure they are comfortable with that. Now once inside our stall I still am aware of the door and whenever I hear it open and someone new is coming in I announce myself again and make sure they know I’m inside with my child so that they aren’t surprised. Women’s bathrooms are so much cleaner and setup prefect just incase they have children. The changing station is usually insure a stall instead of just in the open and it’s always clean. As a girl dad I can’t help but want to protect my daughter’s from all things that aren’t for them and the men’s bathroom is 100% one of those things. Am I the only one? Ladies how does this make you feel?

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NFL agent says his ‘virtually inseparable’ parents, married 51 years, died 6 minutes apart from the coronavirus

NFL agent Buddy Baker told ABC’s “Good Morning America” that his parents — Stuart Baker, 74, and Adrian Baker, 72 — were married 51 years and were “virtually inseparable.”

“They were never in different places, and they were rarely in different rooms,” Baker told the show.

That all changed, he told “GMA,” three weeks ago when they visited their doctor, who said they may have a slight case of pneumonia but should be fine. But Baker’s mom and dad began feeling worse and finally went to a hospital March 19, he told the program.

“My dad was admitted, and my mom was sent home,” Baker told “GMA,” adding that his father had asthma while his mother had no underlying heath issues.

‘Worried about my mom being by herself’

Baker noted to the program he was concerned about his mother being alone while his dad was hospitalized, as they weren’t used to being apart.

“So we were really worried about my mom being by herself … we would go see her, and she was very weak and really wasn’t walking great,” he added to GMA.

Soon Baker’s father tested positive for COVID-19, was transferred to intensive care — and few hours later he got a call from the hospital saying that his dad “wasn’t going to make it,” the program noted.

Concerned that his mom would have an anxiety attack upon hearing the news, particularly in her weakened and worsening state of health, Baker told “GMA” the family brought her to the hospital as a “precautionary measure.”

The news gets worse

Baker added to the program that about 45 minutes after his mother was admitted, the hospital told him her condition was deteriorating.

“In the timeframe of about five to six hours, I was informed on the phone by two separate doctors, that each one of [my] parents were [most likely] not going to make it,” he told “GMA,” while noting that he was still hopeful about his mother.

“[My] mom on Wednesday woke up for a few minutes and kind of waved at us through the glass,” Baker recalled to the program. “We didn’t go in the room, and it just got worse every day.”

The next day a doctor said neither would survive and their organs were shutting down, he told “GMA.”

Together again

Upon receiving the news, Baker told the program that hospice paperwork was completed so his parents, now sedated, would be taken off ventilators and finally be together again in the same hospital room.

“They actually sent up a picture of them holding hands,” Baker said on the program.

On Sunday, they were taken off the ventilators and died six minutes apart, Baker noted to “GMA.”

‘We live in a world of, ‘It can’t happen to me”

“We live in a world of, ‘It can’t happen to me, it can’t happen to us, it can’t happen to my family.’ Well, it happened to us,” Baker said in a Twitter post. “I’d like to take this time to make people start thinking about making a change.”

Baker said he “started thinking, ‘This has got to stop. We’ve got to work to stop spreading this virus,'” and that people need to end thoughts of “I’m too young, I’m too healthy” and accept the fact that “it could happen to somebody in your family.”

“There’s nothing that can be done, unfortunately, to bring our parents back,” he added to the program. “But we can hopefully save other people’s lives … by doing things to stop the spread of this virus.”

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Man goes viral for using bucket truck to visit elderly mother on the third floor of her nursing home

One Pennsylvania man was dead set on visiting his elderly mother, who lives in a nursing home during the COVID-19 outbreak — so he decided to put his company’s bucket truck to use and visit her in a rather unconventional way.

What are the details?

Charley Adams, 45, told ABC’s “Good Morning America” that his mother, 80-year-old Julia Adams, lives on the third floor of a nursing home in New Middletown, Ohio.

She’d been asking him to take her to dinner in recent weeks, but didn’t seem to understand that the area — including her assisted living facility — was in lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic.

“[She] kept calling me and saying she wanted to go out to dinner,” said Charley, who owns Adams Tree Preservation. “I kept explaining to her, ‘Mom, that’s not possible. … You can’t do that right now.’ She was getting a little bit frustrated and disappointed.”

Charley said that he was desperate to see his mother — who refused to take no for an answer — and cheer her up, so he drove his bucket truck to her facility and visited her from outside the window of her room.

Charley said that he phoned his mother and said, “‘I’m right outside your window.”

Julia, who came to the window, was tickled when she saw him outside the facility.

“She [said], ‘Oh, my awesome kid, what are you doing?'” Charley recalled. “[My mother] loves trucks. When I was a little boy, she used to take me to look at trucks, tractors, and other equipment.”

What else?

According to “GMA,” Charley shared the story to his Facebook page, where it quickly went viral and caught the attention of strangers as well as the Adams’ family and friends.

“[Friends and family] are calling her,” he added. “It’s been really great because of all the phone calls really cheer her up.”

Charley added that he’s hoping the story will spread some joy and positivity, even if briefly.

“If this little story can make somebody, even if it’s just for two seconds, smile,” he said. “It means we’re doing something right.”

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ABC hosts gush over Dwyane Wade’s 12-year-old trans child: ‘She seems wise beyond her 12 years!’

“Good Morning America” co-anchors George Stephanopoulos and Robin Roberts gushed over former NBA player Dwayne Wade’s 12-year-old transgender daughter.

Wade, 38, and his wife, 47-year-old actress Gabrielle Union, made the decision to allow their pre-teen biological son to transition into a female.

What are the details?

During a clip of the interview featuring Wade and his family, Stephanopoulos lauded the former basketball star’s parenting skills.

“NBA legend Dwayne Wade here live talking about his daughter Zaya’s courage coming out as transgender, and his new documentary,” Stephanopoulos said.

According to Newsbusters, the athlete told Roberts that the child was “leader” of the family who “educated” the rest of their family on what it meant to be a transgender child.

“You said that she helped you and the family have a better understanding and helped you with this,” Roberts said to Wade in the clip. “How was she able to do that?”

Wade responded, “Well, she’s our leader. … It was a process for us to sit down with our daughter and find out who she is and what she likes and not put something on her, because, as parents, we put our hopes and we put our fears on our kids.”

Wade revealed that his daughter knew she was transgender from the tender young age of 3.

Roberts later added, “Wade says he and his wife actress Gabrielle Union didn’t have all the answers when Zaya first approached them and became educating themselves to support their daughter. … She seems wise beyond her 12 years!”

What else?

Wade also said he knew that his daughter was different “early on,” and said that he had to educate himself and remain open-minded in order to be a successful parent of a transgender child.

“I knew early on that I had to check myself,” he admitted. “That’s what I knew. I knew early on that I had to ask myself questions. … I’ve been a person in a locker room that has been a part of the conversation that has said the wrong phrases and the wrong words myself.

“As I got older and I watched my daughter grow, I had to go and look at myself in the mirror and say, ‘Who are you? What are you going to do if your child comes home and says, ‘Dad, I’m not a boy — I’m a trans girl.’ What are you going to do?”

Wade is also father to 18-year-old son Zaire, 6-year-old son Xavier, and 1-year-old daughter Kaavia. Wade’s ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches is Zaya’s mother.

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