“The data does say that children themselves are absolutely statistically not vulnerable to this virus,” Cortes said, inaccurately, during a July 14 episode of The Steve Cortes Show. “So, what should be done then? Well, with people who do live with somebody, for children who do live with somebody who is susceptible to the virus, say, somebody’s being raised by their grandmother. Those situations, hopefully accommodations can be made. Hopefully grandma can stay somewhere else.” … [Read more...] about Trump’s New Adviser Steve Cortes Thinks He Hasn’t Been ‘Fascist’ Enough
Germany criticizes trump
The suggestion immediately drew criticism from Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill, as well as from allies of the president in the media. Steven Calibrisi, head of the right-leaning Federalist Society, wrote in The New York Times that Trump should be removed from office via impeachment unless he relents on any plans to delay the election. … [Read more...] about Meadows: Election will be held on November third
On immigration, Black women aligned with other Democrats on whether immigrants living illegally in the U.S. should be given the opportunity to apply for legal status — about 9 in 10 Democratic voters across racial and gender groups support the idea. But Black women were somewhat more likely to be critical of immigrants' impact on the country. Nineteen percent of Black women Democrats said immigrants do more to hurt than help the country, compared to 13% of other Democrats. … [Read more...] about AP VoteCast: How Black women shape Democratic politics
Though other states are experiencing a similar phenomenon, there has been notable scrutiny placed on Florida, due to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ (R) handling of the coronavirus response and his decision to move to quickly reopen the state. DeSantis allowed some Florida beaches to reopen in the middle of April, even as the number of coronavirus cases and related deaths continued to rise across the state. The governor has since criticized members of the press for rushing to warn that Florida would experience a spike in COVID-19 cases, and calling his actions cavalier. Conservative and Trump supportive commentators have pointed to the absence of a notable uptick as evidence that fears of a hasty reopening were overblown. … [Read more...] about Florida’s Seen a ‘Statistically Significant’ Uptick in Pneumonia Deaths. The CDC Says It’s Likely COVID.
Huge studies this summer aim to prove which of several experimental COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Moderna Inc. and Pfizer Inc. began tests last week that eventually will include 30,000 volunteers each; in the next few months, equally large calls for volunteers will go out to test shots made by AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and Novavax. And some vaccines made in China are in smaller late-stage studies in other countries. … [Read more...] about Debate Begins for Who’s First in Line for COVID-19 Vaccine