Of the new cases, a number have been linked to a 59-year-old man who works at two restaurants in the city, including one that is popular with taxi drivers. As of Wednesday, at least four drivers had become infected by the restaurant worker, though it's not known how he caught the virus. One case involved a resident of a retirement home, prompting authorities to send residents and staff identified as close contacts to quarantine facilities. … [Read more...] about Authorities in Hong Kong warn of potential ‘exponential growth’ in coronavirus cases just weeks after loosening restrictions
Steel workers go on strike for 4 weeks
And he said that since the start of the pandemic, the White House has invoked the Defense Production Act more than 20 times. Critics, however, have noted the Trump administration has routinely invoked the act hundreds of thousands of times for issues outside the pandemic and questioned the administration on its hesitancy to use it to address PPE problems. … [Read more...] about America is running short on masks, gowns and gloves. Again.
"Despite losing its physical caliphate, ISIS remains a dangerous threat, not just to the region but to the West as well. ISIS has shifted its strategy from acquiring and holding territory to that of a more traditional insurgency. We have seen this shift played out in ISIS's propaganda for the past few years as its territorial hold shrank," Ibsen continued. "Instead of calling for foreign fighters to come to Iraq and Syria to live in the caliphate, ISIS now calls on followers to carry out attacks in their home countries. ISIS wants to show the weakness of the modern state system and how these governments -- and the Iraqi government specifically -- cannot protect their people. ISIS is now melding the strategies of other Islamist groups, chiefly Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood." … [Read more...] about Pompeo increases bounty on new, shadowy ISIS leader to $10M as rumors of his death in Syria swirl
“The situation is horrible, very scary. The worst thing is the cluster munitions being used to bomb civilians. Thousands of people are fleeing from northern Hama, its heartbreaking. They are taking whatever they can carry,” he said. “Some men have joined opposition forces to defend their villages and resist the ground invasion, but with warplanes in the sky, there is really nothing that they can do.” … [Read more...] about Syrian hospitals bombed by Assad, Russian troops after coordinates were shared with the UN
“Reopening depends on us and how successfully we are able to control the spread of COVID-19,” Breed said in a statement announcing the guidelines. “The next several weeks are critical. We all need to follow the requirements to stay at least six feet apart, cover our faces when we go out and practice good hygiene so that teachers and students can return to class.” … [Read more...] about New SF guidelines to reopen schools: Masks all day for students and teachers