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Pat Sajak, the longstanding host of “Wheel of Fortune” openly questioned how those who work in the media –working remotely– are telling people in financial hardships to stay home, adding, “it’s okay to question the premise,” according to Fox News.
“When a disc jockey or a talk show host or a journalist who is being paid to work from his or her home tells people who can’t work, pay bills or pay their rent or mortgage to ‘Stay home and be careful because we’re all in this together,’ it’s okay to question the premise,” he wrote on Twitter.
When a disc jockey or a talk show host or a journalist who is being paid to work from his or her home tells people who can’t work, pay bills or pay their rent or mortgage to “Stay home and be careful because we’re all in this together,” it’s okay to question the premise.
— Pat Sajak (@patsajak) May 16, 2020
His tweet was a result of the many protests popping up nationwide in an effort to urge the state governments to reopen the economy.
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said, “We’re actually releasing a report tomorrow that shows that, of the people who were working in February who were making less than $40,000 per year, almost 40 percent have lost their jobs in the last month or so. Extraordinary statistic,” he said. “So that’s who’s really bearing the brunt of this.”
“I would say though we’re not going to get back to where we were quickly. We won’t get back to where we were by the end of the year.”
“That’s unlikely to happen,” the U.S. central bank chief said. “For the economy to fully recover, people will have to be fully confident. And that may have to await the arrival of a vaccine.”
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Those demonstrators, frustrated by certain stay-at-home orders, have swept many state capitals, including Ohio, North Carolina and Michigan. Other protests have broken out in New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, and Washington D.C.
Popular game shows like, “Jeopardy!” and “Wheel of Fortune” are currently taping without studio audiences in response to the ongoing virus outbreak. Both shows are filmed at a studio in Culver City, California.
As of Sunday night, the U.S. has more than 1,486,757 confirmed coronavirus cases, and at least 89,562 deaths from the virus, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.