"I know how they treat whistleblowers," she said. "[They want] To keep people silent if they want to reveal the truth, not only about COVID-19, but also for the other things happening in China. For example, during the SARS [pandemic of 2003], senior doctor Professor Jiang Yanyong had revealed evidence [of a cover-up] in Beijing ... and also in Shanghai [another physician's] team reviewed the sequence of the SARS-COVID-2 [coronavirus] for the first time in the world and published it in February this year and then their lab was shut down by the government. … [Read more...] about Hong Kong virologist claiming coronavirus cover-up tells ‘Bill Hemmer Reports’: ‘We don’t have much time’
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He’s locked in a primary runoff against businessperson Renee Swan, who has the endorsement of the seat’s current occupant, retiring Rep. Bill FloresWilliam (Bill) Hose Flores4 Texas GOP congressional primary runoffs to watch Lawmakers ask Trump administration to help Gulf oil and gas producers Texas kicks off critical battle for House control MORE (R-Texas). In fact, Sessions’s decision to run in the 17th District drew the ire of Flores, who said that Sessions had become detached from his constituents and was merely seeking office for political gain. … [Read more...] about 5 key races to watch on Tuesday
So it’s up to Republican senators to assume the leadership in steering the country through the latest and largest political crisis of the young Trump administration. Comey may be out, but the questions about how Russia tried to cripple the United States by meddling in its democratic election process remain. Responding to that “act of war,” as former GOP Vice President Dick Cheney called it, should attract bipartisan support. … [Read more...] about Which Republicans will be brave enough to call for outside Russia probe?
3:25 p.m. Contra Costa County bans indoor services: Contra Costa County is banning indoor church services as more than 8% of coronavirus tests in the county come back positive, officials said Saturday. Effective 11:59 p.m. Sunday, the change comes after the county’s seven-day average number of new cases rose from 38 on June 8 to 146 on July 8, while the hospitalizations rose from 17 to 54. The positive tests indicate rapid spread and “that the community must take immediate steps to prevent our healthcare system from becoming overwhelmed,” county health officials said in a new order. Outdoor church services are allowed, with social distancing and face mask protocols, and at outdoor restaurants everyone must wear masks except during the act of eating or drinking. Read the story here. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: July 10-11
If he could wave a magic wand, he says he'd have every 2020 candidate working on a plan to change the way farmers are incentivized. If big polluters will have to pay for every ton of carbon burned into the atmosphere, he thinks farmers should get paid for every ton they put in the ground. … [Read more...] about Scientists say farmers could grow their way out of the climate crisis