Photos of an unidentified man wearing a homemade Ku Klux Klan hood as he shopped at a grocery store in suburban San Diego caused an uproar on social media over the weekend.
California’s embattled governor, Gavin Newsom, lifted restrictions on some businesses in the state in a bid to balance public safety with the need to reopen devastated businesses and resume tax collections to pay for government services.
Like the rest of the public, anxious senators who have been called back into session and must interact face-to-face in close quarters, are trying to adjust to a new normal amidst fear of a deadly virus that can strike the wealthy and powerful as fatally as the poor.
Trump’s Interior Secretary Gave Exemption From Federal Law To Hold Fox News Town Hall Inside Lincoln Memorial
Claiming the nation faced an “extraordinary crisis,” Donald Trump’s appointee to the position of Interior Secretary, gave Trump a special exemption from federal law to hold a Fox News town hall inside the Lincoln Memorial. The law prohibits politicization of national landmarks and monuments.
Republican lawmaker Nino Vitale says he won’t wear a mask, and he insists that others should not wear a mask either, because the face is the “image and likeness of God.”
Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a Republican, said that people must be prepared for many more deaths to occur as the price or re-opening the US economy, and he compared the pandemic to the horror of World War II.
A draft report by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) predicts that easing social distancing guidelines in an effort to jump start the devastated US economy will have staggering consequences. The report warns that by June 1, the death rate in America from COVID-19 will double to more than 3,000, and over 200,000 new infections will be reported every day. The Trump White House dismissed the report, saying that the Coronavirus Task Force headed by Vice-President Mike Pence hadn’t had a chance to look at the report.
A security guard at a local store who refused to allow a young woman to enter without a face mask was shot to death by her family. The woman reportedly spat in the guard’s face, later returned with a member of her family who was armed with a gun and shot the guard to death.
The US will be forced to borrow $3 trillion as spending soars for Coronavirus stimulus and other economic responses. The staggering amount is five times greater than the previous quarterly record during the 2008 Great Recession.
One employee has died and a cluster of co-workers have been infected by the COVID-19 coronavirus at a Walmart in Quincy, Massachusetts, forcing the store to be closed. Last week at another Walmart, 81 employees tested positive for the coronavirus, and the city of Worcester ordered the store closed.