The Wisconsin Supreme Court voted 4-3 in favor of overturning Gov. Tony Ever’s stay-at-home order. Chief Justice Patience Roggensack called the order a “controlling, subjective judgement.” Evers then accused the high court and Republican-controled legislature for causing “chaos.” According to Business Insider, as the order was lifted, people began crowding places like bars. In some places where people went to drink, patrons did not wear masks and ignored social-distancing rules.
JAY-Z and officials at his Roc Nation entertainment company have called on a top Wisconsin prosecutor to fire and charge a police officer accused of fatally shooting three people of colour in just five years.
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A bear which has a jar stuck on its head is rescued in Marsh-Miller Lake in Chippewa County, Wisonsin. Tricia Hurt, who captured the incident on camera, said that the animal had made it back to shore safely after the jar was removed.
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Joe Biden has not selected a vice president for his 2020 campaign. He pledged to chose a woman for his ticket. Elizabeth Warren is campaigning hard to be Biden's running mate. But, a new poll of Democratic voters could be bad news for the senator. According to Fox News 19% found her to be a “not acceptable” choice, the highest negative rating of any of the 11 candidates listed. Her negative views rose among white voters.
There has been speculation that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is suffering from cognitive decline. During a press conference, his first in months, Biden was asked by a reporter if he had been tested for “cognitive decline.” According to the Hill, Biden became enraged said “I’ve been tested. I’ve been tested constantly.” Biden went on to say he could “hardly wait to compare my cognitive capability to the cognitive capability of the man I’m running against.
Frightening neurological complications can happen in children who develop a mysterious condition linked to the novel coronavirus COVID-19. A new study says survivors can suffer headaches and muscle weakness, along with visible signs of damage to the brain. According to Gizmodo, the condition is commonly known as multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, or MIS-C. MIS-C is a rare but potentially life-threatening occurrence that arises during or soon after being infected by COVID-19.
At a time when US police officers are under extraordinarily close scrutiny, a crowd of Oregon state troopers failed en masse. Gizmodo reports the trio came into a coffee shop not wearing masks, despite Oregon Gov. Kate Brown having mandated them that very day. When the store’s assistant manager told the troopers masks were required if they wanted to order something, they refused on the ground of civil liberties. Governor Brown has no authority to take our civil liberties.
The novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a wrench into scientific research worldwide. However, the Schmidt Ocean Institute has managed to hang on, and has presented some interesting findings. According to Gizmodo, warm waters have led to record coral bleaching this year and could hasten the reef’s die-off. But while surface corals are suffering, nearly a mile beneath the surface, deep-sea corals near the Great Barrier Reef are thriving.
The City of Seattle recently imposed 'premium pay' regulations for gig workers delivering groceries during the ongoing pandemic. Now, the city is being sued by Instacart, as well as the Washington Food Industry Association, a local grocery advocacy group. According to Gizmodo, many companies have been unwilling to provide hazard pay for essential employees during this health crisis. Furthermore, many that did have rescinded or obfuscated those increases.
A study from the US government reports common materials such as cotton can effectively filter particles as small as the coronavirus. According to Gizmodo, the effect is particularly magnified when the cotton cloth is layered, and when the cloth is of a thicker texture, like flannel. The findings offer more evidence that homemade masks can slow the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and also protect the wearer.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court put the state's presidential primary back on track on Monday, blocking Democratic Governor Tony Evers' efforts to postpone in-person voting to June due to the coronavirus...