Covid: Masks to remain compulsory on London transport – BBC News

Sadiq Khan said he was not prepared to put Tube, tram and other transport users at risk by relaxing the rules on face coverings.

Face masks have been mandatory on public transport for the past year to reduce the spread of the virus.

But those rules will be replaced with government guidance advising passengers to wear masks only on busy services.

Source: Covid: Masks to remain compulsory on London transport – BBC News

Jamaica set to seek compensation from Britain over slave trade – The Washington Post

Jamaica is preparing to request compensation from Britain over its role in the transatlantic slave trade in the 17th and 18th centuries — when at least 600,000 Africans were shipped to the Caribbean as enslaved people — Jamaican officials told Reuters. Jamaica long served as a key node in a slave trade network that spanned continents, driven by Spain and then Britain. The country, a former British colony independent since 1962, is set to seek reparations in a petition submitted to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. Olivia Grange, Jamaica’s minister of sports, youth and culture, told Reuters her government would seek “reparatory justice in all forms” to “repair the damages that our ancestors experienced.”

Source: Jamaica set to seek compensation from Britain over slave trade – The Washington Post

QAnon-Supporting Senate Candidate Attacked by QAnon (Me: ROTFLMAO)

An evangelical pastor hoping to unseat Oklahoma Senator James Lankford by embracing QAnon has, ironically, been accused of devil worship and child sex trafficking by QAnon after he posted a photograph of his daughter wearing red shoes—an unequivocal sign that one is a Satan-worshipping pedophile to the fringe conspiracy group. Who would have thought that a group that finds Satanists and child traffickers behind every pizza oven would turn on one of their own over some inconsequential detail!

Source: QAnon-Supporting Senate Candidate Attacked by QAnon

Tennessee Department of Health Stops All Vaccine Outreach to Teenagers, Ignoring Actual Public Health Guidance

According to an internal report and agency emails, the Tennessee Department of Health is halting all vaccine outreach to teenagers—not just related to the covid-19 vaccine, but to vaccines for all diseases. Additionally, the health department will no longer hold covid-19 vaccine events on school property and plans to stop sending postcards or other notices reminding teenagers to get their second dose of the covid-19 vaccine.

Source: Tennessee Department of Health Stops All Vaccine Outreach to Teenagers, Ignoring Actual Public Health Guidance

Russia’s pandemic website stops reporting number of active coronavirus cases — Meduza

The Russian government’s online hub for the pandemic, stopkorona.rf, has stopped publishing statistics on the number of active coronavirus cases across the country.

Previously, the overall number of people currently sick with the coronavirus was included in the website’s “real-time data” section; there were also detailed statistics broken down by region. According to a web archive, this information hasn’t been published on the website since July 8. At the time, Russia had 423,422 active cases.

Based on the total number of infections minus the sum of recoveries and fatalities, the number of active coronaviru

Source: Russia’s pandemic website stops reporting number of active coronavirus cases — Meduza