US Covid cases climb as midwestern states report steep increases

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  • Infections also ticking up in north-east
  • More than 57,000 tested positive for coronavirus on Friday

Covid-19 cases are again climbing in the United States, with the highest daily rates of new infections since August, when major states such as Florida became hotspots, new data from Johns Hopkins University’s Covid-19 tracker shows.

Now, several midwestern states are posting steep increases in Covid-19 cases, with at least one setting up a field hospital to cope with the flood of patients. Cases are also ticking up in the north-east, where tight restrictions had the virus under control for most of the summer.

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Lawyers claim knife attack at law firm was inspired by Priti Patel’s rhetoric | Politics | The Guardian

Days before, on 3 September, Patel dismayed the legal profession by claiming “activist lawyers” were frustrating the removal of migrants. Advertisement It was Patel’s remarks which the law firm – not being named for security reasons – believe inspired the incident. “Responsibility and accountability for this attack, in the eyes of this firm, lies squarely at the feet of Priti Patel,” say documents containing witness statements and details of the attack.

Source: Lawyers claim knife attack at law firm was inspired by Priti Patel’s rhetoric | Politics | The Guardian

Lindsey Graham says Black people can ‘go anywhere’ in South Carolina if conservative | South Carolina | The Guardian (Really? How can you be “conservative” walking down the street or jogging in your own neighborhood?)

“If you’re a young, African American or an immigrant, you can go anywhere in this state, you just need to be conservative, not liberal”.

Source: Lindsey Graham says Black people can ‘go anywhere’ in South Carolina if conservative | South Carolina | The Guardian

On Wednesday, Mike Pence Downplayed Hurricanes. Last Night, Delta Proved Him Wrong. – Mother Jones

Hurricane Delta’s arrival, and the season it is part of, prove just how wrong Mike Pence’s was at last week’s vice presidential debate. When asked by moderator Susan Page about his views on climate science, Pence offered that we don’t know the causes. He also minimized the extreme weather taking place across the the United States this year, claiming that “there are no more hurricanes today than there were 100 years ago.”

This year’s record-breaking season would seem to put that Pence assertion in doubt, and scientists at NOAA have produced research that contradicts it, based on the limited data available from a century ago.

Source: On Wednesday, Mike Pence Downplayed Hurricanes. Last Night, Delta Proved Him Wrong. – Mother Jones