☀ September 18: Flu and coronavirus, new tropical storm forecasted in Gulf and which household cleaner approved to kill virus

[Your Morning]

Good morning! It’s Friday, September 18, 2020. Here’s a look at your news across the nation:

1️⃣💉 Bracing for the upcoming flu season during a pandemic

Texas health officials are preparing for COVID-19 vaccination distribution as several vaccine candidates move into the final phases of trials.

2️⃣🚸 Some teachers opting to retire or resign as districts decide about in-person classes amid coronavirus

Judy Chan, a teacher at Yung Wing School P.S. 124 prepares her classroom for the 2020/2021 school year on September 08, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

3️⃣💵 Democratic and Republican leaders express willingness to work together on stimulus relief bill


4️⃣🌀 Storm forecasted to become Wilfred forms off Texas coast, Hurricane Teddy strengthens to Category 4 storm


📱 [Trending] this morning

EPA approves Pine-Sol to kill coronavirus on surfaces

🍋🧽 Pine-Sol has approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “for kill claims against SARS-Cov-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, on hard non-porous surfaces,” according to a company news release.

The common household cleaner, a product of Clorox Company, was tested by a third-party laboratory and proved to be effective against the virus with a “10-minute contact time on hard non-porous surfaces.”

Pine Sol multi-surface lemon fresh cleaner on the shelves at Target Department store amid the coronavirus COVID-19 global pandemic, Monday, March 23, 2020, in Los Angeles. (Kirby Lee via AP)

📅 What we’re watching

🔴 Early voting begins today in Minnesota, Virginia, South Dakota and Wyoming.

🔴 Both presidential candidates will be in Minnesota today. President Donald Trump is going to be speaking in Bemidji at 7 p.m. (ET). Democratic nominee Joe Biden will be in Duluth this afternoon.

💻📲 We’ll bring you 🔴 LIVE news updates throughout the day on the NewsNation Now app and NewsNationNow.com.


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