Months Into Virus Crisis, U.S. Cities Still Lack Testing Capacity – The New York Times

At a testing site in New Orleans, a line formed at dawn. But city officials ran out of tests five minutes after the doors opened at 8 a.m., and many people had to be turned away.

In Phoenix, where temperatures have topped 100 degrees, residents have waited in sweltering cars for as long as eight hours to get tested.

And in San Antonio and other large cities with mounting caseloads of the virus, officials have reluctantly announced new limits to testing: The demand has grown too great, they say, so only people showing symptoms may now be tested — a return to restrictions that were in place in many parts of the country during earlier days of the virus.

Companies Owned by This Billionaire Governor Received up to $24 Million in Bailout Loans — ProPublica

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and his family received between $11 million and $24 million from a federal coronavirus economic relief program. His luxury resort received up to $10 million, but did not promise to retain jobs because of the loan.

Source: Companies Owned by This Billionaire Governor Received up to $24 Million in Bailout Loans — ProPublica

Man ‘pulls gun’ on Black Lives Matter protester after Trump supporters deface mural

Speaking to local media, one protester described how he saw the man drive past the demonstration yelling “all lives matter” and “flipping us off”; he followed the man’s car on his skateboard, at which point the man allegedly made a u-turn and and pointed a gun in the protester’s face.

Police, who were at the scene, pulled the man over to arrest him. He has not yet been identified; pictures from the scene show him wearing a cap bearing the American flag, but with the stripes apparently replaced by bullets.

The incident comes a day after the vandalisation of the mural, a large yellow rendering of the words Black Lives Matter painted on a main road with the city authorities’ permission.

On Saturday, a white man and woman both clad in red Trump campaign attire arrived with cans of black paint and a roller and began blacking out the words, all the while exchanging barbs with appalled onlookers.

 

Source: Man ‘pulls gun’ on Black Lives Matter protester after Trump supporters deface mural

State Study Says Covid Spread In Nursing Homes Was Driven By Employees, Not Readmitted Patients – Gothamist

Citing a recent antibody study by Mount Sinai, Zucker said that new evidence now suggests that the virus was present in New York City as early as February 1st. Given that finding, he said the spread of covid within nursing homes was caused by visitors and employees rather than hospitalized residents. “It is likely that thousands of employees who were infected in mid-March transmitted the virus unknowingly—through no fault of their own—while working, which then led to resident infection,” the study states.

Source: State Study Says Covid Spread In Nursing Homes Was Driven By Employees, Not Readmitted Patients – Gothamist

ICE Tells Foreign Students to Leave the Country If Their Schools Are Going Online-Only – Mother Jones – Trump does not want your money that you spend to live here – He’d have booted his grandfather out of the country too!

Unless they can find a way to transfer to a new school before the fall.

Source: ICE Tells Foreign Students to Leave the Country If Their Schools Are Going Online-Only – Mother Jones

239 Experts With One Big Claim: The Coronavirus Is Airborne – The New York Times

“There is no incontrovertible proof that SARS-CoV-2 travels or is transmitted significantly by aerosols, but there is absolutely no evidence that it’s not,” said Dr. Trish Greenhalgh, a primary care doctor at the University of Oxford in Britain. “So at the moment we have to make a decision in the face of uncertainty, and my goodness, it’s going to be a disastrous decision if we get it wrong,” she said. “So why not just mask up for a few weeks, just in case?”

Athlete stopped by Met police says it feels like ‘being black is a crime’ | UK news | The Guardian

sounds all too familiar — doesn’t it. Potential crime is driving while being POC.

“The Met has said that the stop, at about 1.25pm on Saturday, which was made by Territorial Support Group officers patrolling the area due to an increase in violence involving weapons, raised “no misconduct issues”.

It said the vehicle had blacked-out windows, was “driving suspiciously”, including being on the wrong side of the road, and sped off before voluntarily stopping. The statement said that after nothing was found on the occupants’ person or in the vehicle, no arrests were made and the pair were released.

Williams said the Met’s statement had left her confused as she said the car had not been on the wrong side of the road, which was wide enough only for a single car, and while the rear windows were tinted, they had come like that from Mercedes and were not illegal.”

Source: Athlete stopped by Met police says it feels like ‘being black is a crime’ | UK news | The Guardian

The Road Before Us #poetry #uganda

wonderful

penned in moon dust

Looked over my shoulder to yesterday

time passed in the blink of an eye

the people and memories faded

I never bid them goodbye

I look to the left on this day

all that there is to do

wrap arms around you dear

memory’s time, make a few

I look at the road laid before me

tomorrow’s a wide open land

promise me you will go with me

orange love covers our hands

The unedited photo of Northern Uganda shows a panorama that is rich with children, mamas, papas, grandmothers, grandfathers.

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