Day: May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020

As all 50 states start reopening, questions on coronavirus tracking data fuel concerns

Brian Kemp, also a Republican, was forced to apologize for its bungling of COVID-19 data collection and reporting after the Atlanta Journal-Constitution found mixed-up dates and other mistakes. Ron DeSantis is defending his administration’s reporting of coronavirus data, after a state Department of Health manager said she was fired for refusing to manipulate COVID-19 tracking data as officials moved to reopen the state.Rebekah Jones, who […]

May 21, 2020

Column One: Years ago, he saved her. Then one day he helped his wife kill herself

Several months later, the bill was blocked by Spain’s conservative parties and then held up by the ruling party’s inability to form a majority government. He handed her a glass of water with a straw, to see if she could swallow.“What do you think?” he asked.“Yes, I can do it,” she gurgled. “We would go to the coffee shops because marijuana helped ease María José’s […]

May 21, 2020

China proposes law giving Beijing more power to crack down on opposition in Hong Kong

of backing the demonstrations.(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times) It is a view Beijing has promoted with great success at home — where there is little support for Hong Kong’s protests — but failed to push abroad. Beijing officials are pushing for reform to replace liberal studies, which taught critical thinking and which they blame for encouraging students to protest, with “patriotic education.”Many Hong Kongers […]

May 21, 2020

Mexico City’s coronavirus death toll may be 3 times higher than official count, report says

“We’ve never seen anything like this before.”Special correspondent Cecilia Sánchez in Mexico City contributed to this report. Advertisement “This study demonstrates that there is a significant undercount that is not being made public,” said Samuel Adam, one of the researchers on the project.The group drew no conclusions as to why authorities had apparently missed so many deaths. Advertisement Mexico City represents the epicenter of the […]