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Justice Department quietly quashes probe into Tamir Rice killing | TheHill

Justice Department quietly quashes probe into Tamir Rice killing The Department of Justice (DOJ) last year quietly ended its investigation into the 2014 police killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, The New York Times reported Thursday, citing sources familiar with the matter. The newspaper noted that no steps were taken to formally close the case, such as informing Rice’s family why no charges would be filed, but the probe was effectively abandoned in August 2019. The attorney representing Rice’s family, Subodh Chandra, said Rice’s mother, Samaira Rice, was devastated upon hearing the news.

Source: Justice Department quietly quashes probe into Tamir Rice killing | TheHill

‘Drink water and don’t be racist’: Ocasio-Cortez gives Republicans upset over Vanity Fair outfit ‘pointers’ on how to look better | TheHill

Ocasio-Cortez pushed back against the criticism not long after on Twitter Thursday, writing: “Republicans are Very Mad (again) about my appearance. This time they’re mad that I look good in borrowed clothes (again).”

“Listen, if Republicans want pointers on looking your best, I’m happy to share. Tip #1: Drink water and don’t be racist,” she continued.

Source: ‘Drink water and don’t be racist’: Ocasio-Cortez gives Republicans upset over Vanity Fair outfit ‘pointers’ on how to look better | TheHill

Italy’s daily coronavirus cases hit new record, infections in Lombardy soar | New Europe

Italy has registered a record 24,991 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Wednesday, up from 21,994 on Tuesday. The ministry also reported 205 deaths compared with 221 the day before, taking the total to 37,905. The government on Sunday ordered the early closure of bars and restaurants and shutting down gyms, cinemas and theatres, among other measures. On Monday, violent protests broke out across several Italian cities. The crowds chanted: “Freedom” as they confronted police, which responded with tear gas. The northern region of Lombardy, which was the epicentre of the country’s epidemic earlier this year, reported 7,558 new cases on Wednesday and 5,035 on Tuesday.

Source: Italy’s daily coronavirus cases hit new record, infections in Lombardy soar | New Europe

White House coronavirus taskforce warns of ‘unrelenting’ spread | US news | The Guardian

“We are on a very difficult trajectory. We’re going in the wrong direction,” said Dr Anthony Fauci, the lead public health official on the taskforce and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Fauci noted that coronavirus cases are rising in 47 states and patients are overwhelming hospitals across the US.

“If things do not change, if they continue on the course we’re on, there’s going to be a whole lot of pain in this country with regard to additional cases and hospitalizations, and deaths,” Fauci said in an interview with CNBC Wednesday night.

Source: White House coronavirus taskforce warns of ‘unrelenting’ spread | US news | The Guardian

Taiwan goes 200 days without domestic COVID-19 case | TheHill

Taiwan, an island of more than 23 million people, has gone 200 days without a locally transmitted COVID-19 infection. Taiwan achieved this impressive record through early border shutdowns, intensive contact tracing, enforced quarantines and loyal mask use by its residents, according to a Bloomberg report.

Source: Taiwan goes 200 days without domestic COVID-19 case | TheHill

Coronavirus: DeWine calls on counties to create COVID Defense Team as Ohio breaks daily record

Gov. Mike DeWine called on counties to create a COVID Defense Team as the Ohio reported 3,590 cases in the last day, breaking the state’s previous record of 2,858. The COVID Defense Team will assess each county’s situation, inventory assets and focus on what each community can do to fight the virus. Source: Coronavirus: DeWine calls on counties to create COVID Defense Team as Ohio breaks daily record

In The Eye Of The Corona

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It's like living in a submarine
Torpedoed in quarantine.

Bacillus becomes a biometric
A wake-up call going ballistic.

Defying mother nature's laws
Showcasing our human flaws.

Binge buying panicky stockpiling
All in all, my appetite is dying.

Eating right,  fighting fit
Our system needs a health permit.

Looks like an apocalyptic virus
Giving man the price of being lifeless.

A pandemic becoming a tragedy
Epiphany for man's fragility.



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