The Trump administration in the past spoke against politically biased censorship online but now has a different opinion. They are calling on tech and social media to crack down on how users post about ongoing racial-justice protests. The Washington Post reported that acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf sent letters to several companies. According to Gizmodo, he demanded they take action against protestors committing violence and breaking the law.
Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Sunday warned that some U.S. states, including Texas, Florida and Arizona, could start to see an 'exponential' rise in COVID-19 cases this coming week. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
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.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will discuss plans to safely reopen a US economy ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic. Reuters reports Biden will speak on the issue when he visits the election battleground of Pennsylvania on Wednesday for the third time this month. The former vice president in the Obama administration will meet business owners in a Philadelphia suburb.
Crime in Camden, New Jersey - a city of 74,000 on the Delaware River east of Philadelphia - has dropped since it dissolved its police force and rebuilt it in 2013 with a focus on community engagement. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
Former Vice President Biden on Thursday participated in a roundtable discussion in Philadelphia that included small business owners, to discuss his plans on re-opening the economy safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, emphasizing a lack of guidance from the government.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany defended President Trump after he floated a baseless conspiracy theory in one of his tweets.
The president commented on an incident involving Martin Gugino, a 75-year-old man who was shoved to the ground by police in Buffalo, New York.
Trump described the elderly man as an “Antifa provocateur”, and claimed he was scanning “police communications in order to block out the equipment.”
McEnany insisted that the president was only pointing out “questions that need to be asked,” adding that Trump did not regret what he said. Report by Avagninag. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Asked about President Donald Trump's tweet claiming the elderly man pushed to the ground last week in Buffalo, New York, by police may be a member of ANTIFA, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Wednesday said most American police officers are among the best and the brightest.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday promoted an unfounded claim that a 75-year-old man critically injured by police in Buffalo may have been trying to sabotage police equipment on behalf of an extremist group. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.