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Activist, writer, researcher, addicted to sharing information and facts.

COVID-19 relief talks look dead until September  | TheHill

Talks on a new coronavirus relief package are going nowhere, increasing the likelihood that there won’t be a deal until at least September and the economy will be cut off from additional stimulus for weeks. 
— Read on thehill.com/homenews/senate/511766-covid-19-relief-talks-look-dead-until-september

People will be homeless and more will die to satisfy Trump pout?

Retired inventor of N95 mask may be hero of coronavirus outbreak – The Jerusalem Post

US-Taiwanese university professor who helped inventing the N95 mask, was called in to find a quick and effective way to sterilize his invention, used by doctors and nurses fighting the coronavirus.
— Read on m.jpost.com/health-science/retired-inventor-of-n95-mask-may-be-hero-of-coronavirus-outbreak-638439

U.S. rollback of campus sexual assault rules takes effect Friday after judge’s ruling – National | Globalnews.ca

The rules expand the rights of the accused, narrow the definition of sexual harassment and reduce the scope of cases that schools are required to investigate, among other changes.

Source: U.S. rollback of campus sexual assault rules takes effect Friday after judge’s ruling – National | Globalnews.ca

Cawthorn’s visit to Hitler’s vacation home alarms his NC district’s Jews – The Jerusalem Post

The Jewish mayor of Asheville, North Carolina, said it is “very concerning” that the Republican congressional candidate in her district visited Adolf Hitler’s vacation home and referred to him as “the Fuhrer.”

The candidate, Madison Cawthorn, is running to represent western North Carolina in Congress. In a 2017 Instagram post from the Eagle’s Nest, Hitler’s vacation home that was one of the last battlegrounds of World War II, Cawthorn referred to Hitler as “the Fuhrer” and said the spot was on his “bucket list,” in addition to calling Hitler a “supreme evil.”

Source: Cawthorn’s visit to Hitler’s vacation home alarms his NC district’s Jews – The Jerusalem Post

China says frozen chicken wings from Brazil test positive for coronavirus

Consumers in the Chinese city of Shenzhen have been urged to exercise caution when buying imported frozen food after a surface sample of chicken wings from Brazil tested positive for coronavirus, according to a statement from the local government.

The positive sample appears to have been taken from the surface of the meat, while previously reported positive cases from other Chinese cities have been from the surface of packaging on imported frozen seafood.

The chicken came from an Aurora Alimentos plant in the southern state of Santa Catarina, according to a registration number given in the statement.

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BEIJING (BLOOMBERG) – Consumers in the Chinese city of Shenzhen have been urged to exercise caution when buying imported frozen food after a surface sample of chicken wings from Brazil tested positive for coronavirus, according to a statement from the local government.

The positive sample appears to have been taken from the surface of the meat, while previously reported positive cases from other Chinese cities have been from the surface of packaging on imported frozen seafood.

The chicken came from an Aurora Alimentos plant in the southern state of Santa Catarina, according to a registration number given in the statement.

Virus tests of people who have possibly come into contact with the product, and tests of related products, all came back negative, the statement said.

Consumers should be cautious when buying imported frozen foods and aquatic products, the government added.

Three packaging samples of imported frozen seafood tested positive for Covid-19 in Yantai, a northern city of China’s Shandong province, the city government said on its official Weibo account on Tuesday (Aug 11) .

State television on Wednesday reported that the outside of an Ecuador frozen shrimp package tested positive for the virus in a restaurant in Wuhu, a city in China’s Anhui province.

Let’s block ads! (Why?)

Idaho Lawmaker: “Listening To Experts Is An Elitist Approach” To Coronavirus Restrictions | Boise State Public Radio – (he really said that – dumber than a rotten potato!)

“Listening to experts to set policy is an elitist approach and I’m very fearful of an elitist approach,” he said. “I’m also fearful that it leads to totalitarianism, especially when you say, ‘Well. We’re doing it for the public good.’”

Source: Idaho Lawmaker: “Listening To Experts Is An Elitist Approach” To Coronavirus Restrictions | Boise State Public Radio

DeSantis blames ‘data dump’ for spike in coronavirus cases and orders a ‘fix’ to reporting numbers – Orlando Sentinel (the only dump involved is the Governor’s dump on facts and pumping up lies)

The state logged 8,109 cases to push the overall total to date to 550,901, or more than one in 40 people in the state of 21.5 million.

That is 18 days of case numbers of less than 10,000, but the 8,109 marks the highest daily tally in August so far. The Wednesday update also noted a positivity infection rate that had crept back up from recent lows to 11.89% among new infections.

Deaths also continue to pile up, a result of massive spread in June and early July. The latest report added another 212 fatalities among Florida residents to the state death toll rose to 8,765.

Source: DeSantis blames ‘data dump’ for spike in coronavirus cases and orders a ‘fix’ to reporting numbers – Orlando Sentinel

New Mexico Republicans to pay ‘special tribute’ to right-wing militia – Business Insider – (neo-nazi, racists)

  • New Mexico Republican party officials said they will attend an August 22 rally to register voters and pay “special tribute” to the New Mexico Civil Guard, a right-wing militia.
  • The founder of the New Mexico Civil Guard has a swastika tattoo and has served as the local “commander” of the New Confederate States of America.
  • Another leader of the group has called the Holocaust a hoax and, citing the conspiracy website Infowars, has argued that there is no such thing as a truly peaceful Black Lives Matter protest.
  • The rally will also feature the founder of Cowboys for Trump, who recently said Black athletes who protest racism should “go back to Africa.”

Source: New Mexico Republicans to pay ‘special tribute’ to right-wing militia – Business Insider