Republican anti-masker has COVID for a second time

Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced Sunday that he has COVID-19 for a second time. The announcement from on Facebook in which he thanked well-wishers for their outpouring of love and kindness. “I keep my family’s private business very quiet, because of the evil in the world, yet we are uplifted by the love of God’sContinue reading “Republican anti-masker has COVID for a second time”

Let’s talk about Huckabee Sanders and giving up on freedom – Beau of the Fifth Column

UK PM Johnson reverses plan to skip quarantine after COVID exposure

PM U-turns after backlash, will now self-isolate Plan to dodge full quarantine lasted less than three hours ‘Freedom Day’ plans to go ahead despite surging cases Johnson pleads with public to take cautious approach British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and finance minister Rishi Sunak will both self-isolate in line with national guidance, abandoning heavily criticisedContinue reading “UK PM Johnson reverses plan to skip quarantine after COVID exposure”

‘Not backed by science’: L.A. County sheriff will not enforce mask mandate

Sheriff Alex Villanueva said he “will not expend our limited resources” to ensure residents are following the order. He instead asked for voluntary compliance. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said he will not enforce the reinstated indoor mask mandate because it contradicts guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In a statement Friday, Villanueva said the departmentContinue reading “‘Not backed by science’: L.A. County sheriff will not enforce mask mandate”

NHS hospitals forced to cancel operations again by unfolding third wave

Health service under pressure from influx of Covid patients across England as more staff self-isolate Hospitals are again having to cancel operations, including cancer surgery, because they are treating growing numbers of patients with Covid and losing staff who are having to isolate. Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS trust has had to call off some planned non-urgent operationsContinue reading “NHS hospitals forced to cancel operations again by unfolding third wave”

How political polarization broke America’s vaccine campaign

The US’s partisan divides have left much of the country vulnerable to Covid-19 — leading to unnecessary deaths. The Covid-19 epidemic in the United States risks becoming a tale of “two Americas,” as Anthony Fauci warned in June: a nation where regions with higher vaccination rates are able to beat back the coronavirus, while those with lowerContinue reading “How political polarization broke America’s vaccine campaign”

Iowa man sentenced to 10 years in prison after assault over face mask

A man in Iowa on Wednesday was sentenced to 10 years in prison for assaulting a man over a face mask dispute in November. Shane Wayne Michael, 42, was convicted by a jury last month of willful injury causing serious injury, the Des Moines Register reports. The fight between Michael and another man, identified as Mark Dinning,Continue reading “Iowa man sentenced to 10 years in prison after assault over face mask”

Brazil plans to allow vaccinated people to not wear face masks -Bolsonaro

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that the health minister was preparing a measure to no longer require face masks for people who have been vaccinated for the coronavirus or previously infected. Bolsonaro, who has opposed lockdowns and social distancing despite his country having the second-deadliest coronavirus outbreak, said in a speech that quarantinesContinue reading “Brazil plans to allow vaccinated people to not wear face masks -Bolsonaro”

Video resurfaces of Marjorie Taylor Greene saying she wouldn’t take down a statue of Hitler

Footage from 2020 city council meeting shows then-candidate opposing removal of Confederate monuments and hypothetical statues of Hitler and Satan to ‘teach others’ A resurfaced video from 2020 shows Marjorie Taylor Greene opposing the removal of Confederate monuments by suggesting that those statues – or hypothetical statutes of Adolf Hitler or Satan – should remain in placeContinue reading “Video resurfaces of Marjorie Taylor Greene saying she wouldn’t take down a statue of Hitler”

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