July 1st, 2020 3-5PM ET
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Wild brawl erupts in Arkansas restaurant over social distancing dispute A wild brawl broke out inside an Arkansas restaurant this past weekend over social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report.The caught-on-camera fracas erupted Saturday inside the Saltgrass Steak House in Little Rock after a woman wearing a face mask confronted patrons who stood too close to her, according to bystanders.Seth Crews, who recorded the violent incident on his cellphone, told KARK 4 News that he and his brother were having dinner at the eatery when they heard screaming coming from the bar area.“All the restaurant employees were trying to help, they were just in shock like the rest of us,” Crews said.A police report obtained by the news outlet says a restaurant employee saw a woman wearing a face mask telling two others that they were sitting too close. That worker also claimed that the same woman purposely coughed on other customers.Cellphone footage shows a woman seated at the bar area tell two men “you’re supposed to be six feet away from me,” before the melee exploded.According to witnesses and the police report, a man seen in the video wearing a USA shirt then deliberately got even closer, escalating the situation.
Stop going to bars, Dr. Fauci tells Americans Americans have to stop going congregating in bars, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) said Tuesday.But he said people can and should still have fun.”Bars: really not good, really not good. Congregation at a bar, inside, is bad news. We really have got to stop that,” Fauci said to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on “COVID-19: Update on Progress Toward Safely Getting Back to Work and Back to School.”Since states started gradually reopening, bars have proven to be a perfect breeding grounds for the virus, healthcare professionals say.At least 85 people contracted coronavirus after visiting an East Lansing, Michigan, bar earlier this month. In Louisiana, health officials say they’ve received at least 100 reports of positive cases from people who visited or worked at Tigerland bars in Baton Rouge.At least one Idaho county moved back a stage in reopening, announcing bars and nightclubs would not be allowed to remain open after many of the state’s new cases were associated with people who reported having a night out. And in California, the governor ordered bars closed in seven counties Sunday, days after saying an increase in cases was driven by young groups and gatherings.
Republicans, with exception of Trump, now push mask-wearing In Republican circles — with the notable exception of the man who leads the party — the debate about masks is over: It’s time to put one on.As a surge of infections hammers the South and West, GOP officials are pushing back against the notion that masks are about politics, as President Donald Trump suggests, and telling Americans they can help save lives.Sen. Lamar Alexander, a Tennessee Republican, on Tuesday bluntly called on Trump to start wearing a mask, at least some of the time, to set a good example.”Unfortunately, this simple, lifesaving practice has become part of a political debate that says: If you’re for Trump, you don’t wear a mask. If you’re against Trump, you do,” Alexander said.It’s a rare break for Republicans from Trump, who earlier this month told the Wall Street Journal that some people wear masks simply to show that they disapprove of him. And the Republican nudges for the public — and the president — to embrace mask-wearing are coming from all corners of Trump’s party and even from friendly conservative media.Both Vice President Mike Pence and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in recent days have urged Americans to wear one when they are unable to maintain social distance.
Not wearing a mask can cost you $50 in South Beach under new COVID crackdown Not wearing a mask in South Beach may cost you $50 beginning on Tuesday.Amid a rising number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Miami-Dade County, the mayor of Miami Beach announced Monday the city would begin issuing fines to those who ignore rules requiring the use of facial coverings indoors and outside if social distance cannot be observed.The city’s new crackdown does not go as far as its neighbors across the bay in the city of Miami, which requires the use of masks at all times in public except for when exercising, eating or working outdoors or by very young or medically vulnerable groups.You can still walk your dog along the street, for example, but you’ll need your mask on if you chat with a neighbor along the way.Violating Miami Beach’s rule may earn you a verbal warning, and subsequent violations will lead to a $50 fine. That’s less than the announced fines in Miami, which start at $50 but can increase to $500 for a third offense.The order remains in effect through Wednesday unless the City Commission votes to extend the manager’s emergency powers beyond July 1.Mayor Dan Gelber said noncompliance with current mask rules, coupled with a troubling increase in the spread of the coronavirus, made further restrictions necessary.
Young adults unconcerned by coronavirus “may be killing other people,” doctor warns Young people are out enjoying the warmer weather across the country, but according to health officials, they also might be spreading and contracting the . As people pack into parks, beaches, restaurants, bars and even concerts, cases are rising in at least 37 states, with surges among young people linked to everything from fitness classes to summer fraternity parties. “I’m not too scared of getting sick,” said Chris Clarici in San Francisco. “I just personally don’t care,” said a young person in Boston. “I haven’t got sick yet.”Experts have warned that attitude is dangerous. “They may be indirectly hurting people by infecting someone who then infects someone, who then infects someone who’s vulnerable,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said last week. In Arizona, nearly half of coronavirus cases are people 20 to 44 years old. Last week, President Donald Trump spoke at a rally in the state where the crowd of around 3,000 people was mostly young and maskless.In Hays County, Texas, about 30 miles outside of Austin, young adults make up more than half of all cases. In Florida, a coronavirus hotspot, the highest number of cases are among people between the ages of 25 and 34 years old.
Question of The Day:
Hi Robert! My 6 year old daughter was injured on Sunday when she jumped into our pool. Screaming upon impact, it seems as though she may have hit her pelvic bone hard on the edge of the concrete pool, as the next morning she had blood in her underwear. Since then, I have only seen a tiny bit of spotting. She has no pain and no other signs of injury other than the bleeding the day after & a little spotting since. We haven’t a pediatrician, (we all know why). My husband wants me to take her to the ER, and I said NO WAY! I’m applying essential oils on her pubic bone area, and she drinks humic and fulvic for intestinal repair. Is there anything else I can do? It is so incredibly hard to find a holistic pediatrician for times like these. so, I come to you first, I so value your opinion! Thank you, RSB!
Funny how you like facts where health is concerned but god has no evidence. Why don’t you please prove god please? The planet’s going down. Where is your god? Please prove this existence to me. Please prove it. The onus is on you if you are so unapologetic about your belief. I am with you on masks and everything else, but please, onus is on believers to prove their belief has substance.
where may I obtain a medical exemption for mask wearing? Is there one on your site?
Rand Paul on testy exchanges with Fauci: He seemed to agree with me, ‘kids need to go to school’ After a testy exchange Tuesday with National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci during a Senate hearing on the coronavirus, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said he believes the top infectious disease expert agreed with him that America’s children need to return to school as soon as possible.In an interview on “Your World with Neil Cavuto” later Tuesday afternoon, Paul pointed out that “[by] the end [Fauci seemed] to be agreeing” with his position. The hearing took place at the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.”But, my point is this: the scientific evidence is overwhelming that kids rarely get the disease, kids rarely die from the disease, and actually – even more [extraordinarily] – they rarely transmit the disease,” Paul remarked.In a recent interview with NPR, Johns Hopkins Dr. Joshua Sharfstein explained that “there is converging evidence that the COVID-19 virus doesn’t transmit among children like the flu, that it’s a lower risk.””I think it’s a failure that we haven’t prioritized opening schools,” said Sharfstein.Data from Johns Hopkins reports that there have been over 2.6 million confirmed cases and almost 128,000 deaths in the country to date.However, despite a potential backslide amid reopening rollouts and a strong warning from Fauci, Paul told Cavuto he believes “we should be happy for children” and optimistic about the future.
Protest versus Africa’s 1st COVID-19 vaccine test shows fear A protest against Africa’s first COVID-19 vaccine trial was underway Wednesday as experts note a worrying level of resistance and misinformation around testing on the continent.Anti-vaccine sentiment in Africa is “the worst I’ve ever seen,” the CEO of the GAVI vaccine alliance, Seth Berkley, told an African Union vaccine conference last week.“In general, people in Africa know the diseases and want to protect each other,” he said. “In this case, the rumor mill has been dramatic.”The trial that began last week in Johannesburg is part of one already underway in Britain of the vaccine developed at the University of Oxford. Some 2,000 volunteers in South Africa are expected to take part.It’s important that vaccines be tested in Africa to see how they perform in the local context, professor of vaccinology Shabir Madhi, leader of the new COVID-19 vaccine trial in South Africa, told reporters and others in a webinar Sunday.But the small band of demonstrators who gathered Wednesday at the University of the Witwatersrand, where the trial is based, reflect long-running fears among some in Africa over testing drugs on people who don’t understand the risks.“The people chosen as volunteers for the vaccination, they look as if they’re from poor backgrounds, not qualified enough to understand” protest organizer Phapano Phasha told The Associated Press ahead of the event. “We believe they are manipulating the vulnerable.”
The Media is Lying About the “Second Wave”For months, the Washington Post and the rest of the mainstream media kept a morbid Covid-19 “death count” on their front pages and at the top of their news broadcasts.The coronavirus outbreak was all about the number of dead. The narrative was intended to boost governors like Cuomo in New York and Whitmer in Michigan, who turned their states authoritarian under the false notion that destroying people’s jobs, freedom, and lives would somehow keep a virus from doing what viruses always do: spread through a population until eventually losing strength and dying out.The “death count” was always the headline.But then all of a sudden early in June the mainstream media did a George Orwell and lectured us that it is all about “cases” and has always been all about “cases.”Death, and especially infection fatality rate, were irrelevant. Why?Because from the peak in April, deaths had decreased by 90 percent and were continuing to crash. That was not terrifying enough so the media pretended this good news did not exist.With massive increases in testing, the “case” numbers climbed. This is not rocket science: the more people you test the more “cases” you discover.Unfortunately our mainstream media is only interested in pushing the “party line.” So the good news that millions more have been exposed while the fatality rate continues to decline – meaning the virus is getting weaker – is buried under hysterical false reporting of “new cases.”Unfortunately many governors, including our own here in Texas, are incapable of resisting the endless lies of the mainstream media. They are putting Americans again through the nightmare of forced business closures, mandated face masks, and restrictions of Constitutional liberties based on false propaganda.
Biden says he can’t wait to compare his ‘cognitive capability’ to Trump’s Former Vice President Joe Biden is looking forward to showing off his brain. Biden fielded questions from reporters after a speech on Tuesday, one of whom told Biden that “some have speculated that you are subject to some degree of cognitive decline.” The reporter asked, “Have you been tested for some degree of cognitive decline?” The presumptive Democratic nominee for president responded that he’s “constantly tested.””Look, all you’ve got to do is watch me,” Biden asserted. “And I can hardly wait to compare my cognitive capability to the cognitive capability of the man I’m running against.”Presumably, Biden has the 2020 presidential debates in mind as the venue to make this comparison, and he said he’s committed to participating in three of them as scheduled. “I’m looking forward to it,” he said.President Trump’s campaign has accused Biden of, as one ad says, not having the “mental fortitude required to lead this country.” During the Democratic primary, when asked what he would do if Trump went after him for his age and “mental state” during a debate, Biden responded that he would challenge him to a push-up contest.”I’d say, ‘C’mon Donald, c’mon man,” Biden said. “How many push-ups do you want to do here, pal?’ I mean, jokingly. C’mon, run with me, man.” Brendan Morrow
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