Day: May 23, 2020

May 23, 2020

Trump demands churches open, despite coronavirus fears, as Memorial Day weekend begins

We can live with the inconvenience now so we don’t have to live with regrets later.”In Wyoming, visitors can once again visit Old Faithful and other attractions in Yellowstone National Park’s lower section following the decision to reopen some entrances this week. On Friday, new research published in the journal Lancet backed up doubts about its effectiveness.A study of more than 90,000 COVID-19 patients around […]

May 23, 2020

Trump must now grapple with how to confront Beijing’s crackdown on Hong Kong

Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution. Advertisement “The one country, two systems [model] was an appeal to the Taiwanese that they could rejoin the mainland and maintain their civil liberties. And with nationalistic feelings rising rapidly in both countries, relations between the world’s largest economic and military powers seemed to have taken a dangerous new turn.“We are really in a very, very dangerous period, […]

May 23, 2020

Georgia reopened first. The data say whatever you want them to

Print ATLANTA —  Nearly a month after Georgia became the first state to allow businesses to reopen after the coronavirus shutdown, Gov. Even after that, widespread hesitation to immediately venture out could prevent a major rise in infections. “Look at Georgia.” Advertisement He also praised Florida, where the government has faced accusations that it too is manipulating data to bolster the case for reopening. Advertisement He […]

May 23, 2020

Coronavirus lockdown sparks a surprising backlash against otters in Singapore, the ‘Otter City’

Otters don’t react unless they feel threatened. Advertisement “The otters killed all the fishes in the pond,” Jazreel Low wrote in a Facebook post punctuated by a sad face emoji and what looks like a surveillance camera image of four otters skipping through her temporarily shuttered business. before heading to work.“Sadly, I don’t think there’s any upside for them,” he added. Most species of the […]

May 23, 2020

As U.S. coronavirus-related death toll nears 100,000, Trump hits the links

“Increased cases indicates that there are more people out there who could potentially spread the virus.” Advertisement In Missouri, Idaho and elsewhere, the number of confirmed cases continues to drop. In 16 state parks with beaches, group activities remain prohibited but swimming is allowed so long as people remain six feet from each other. nears 100,000 — more than double the number of reported deaths […]