From me and Joan E Greve:
- The White Home press secretary suggested, ” the science needs to not stand in the way” of resuming schools. In Texas, guv Greg Abbott permitted districts to continue online mentor bypassing an earlier policy that could have cost districts that withstood resuming financing.
- Georgia’s Republican guv Brain Kemp is submitting a claim versus Atlanta’s Democratic mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms over her coronavirus action. The suit looks for to obstruct Bottoms from imposing a citywide mask mandate needing individuals to use face masks in public and challenges the mayor’s decision to return to “phase one” of the city’s reopening plan as cases surged.
- Canada and the US have actually when against extended constraints on cross-border travel. The constraints, which were very first enacted in March, allow just “vital” travel by land and sea across the world’s largest undefended border.
- A brand-new CDC report said Trump‘s European travel restriction was enacted far too late to secure New york city locals. “Although travel constraints are an important mitigation method, by the time the European constraints were executed, importation and community transmission of Sars-CoV-2 had currently taken place in NYC,” the report says. Although the rate of new infections has actually slowed considerably in New York, the city has actually lost more than 23,000 locals to the virus.
- The supreme court declined to obstruct a Florida law criticized as a “poll tax.” Florida can continue to obstruct individuals with felony convictions from voting until they’ve paid back all fines and charges they owe, the United States supreme court ruled today. Florida Republicans passed the law after the state’s citizens authorized a 2018 effort to restore ballot rights to those previously founded guilty of felonies.
- The Republican Politician National Committee is supposedly planning for a downsized nominating convention next month, as coronavirus cases rise in 41 states. According to reports, RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a letter to delegates that presence would be strictly limited at next month’s convention in Jacksonville, Florida.
- Russian state-sponsored hackers have been targeting organizations working to develop a coronavirus vaccine, British security officials stated. The hacking efforts have actually been particularly targeting groups associated with vaccine operate in the UK, the US and Canada.
The Democrats are advising elected leaders and celebration delegates to skip the nationwide convention in August as coronavirus cases rise, the New york city Times reports.
From the Times:
” We have been working carefully with state and regional public health officials, too epidemiologists, and have actually come to the hard decision that members of Congress must not prepare to take a trip to Milwaukee,” Chasseny Lewis, a senior adviser to the convention committee, wrote in an e-mail to congressional aides. “No delegates will take a trip to Milwaukee and Caucus and Council conferences will take place virtually.”
The regulation guarantees that little bit will occur at the physical convention website beyond keynote speeches from previous Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., his vice-presidential nominee and a handful of other top celebration leaders. The rest of the occasion– state delegation meetings, parties and schmoozing, voting on the celebration platform and Mr. Biden’s nomination– will occur virtually or not at all.
Over the previous several months, Democrats have actually scaled back their strategies, moving the convention across downtown Milwaukee from the Fiserv Forum, the city’s expert basketball arena, to the Wisconsin Center, a modest convention center that normally hosts events like the city’s vehicle program
Puerto Rico has rolled back its reopening, buying bars, gyms, theaters and other businesses to close, and limiting using beaches to those who are working out.
” We have actually reached a level where we need to take more limiting steps,” stated guv Wanda Vázquez. The constraints will be in location for 2 weeks, up until at least 31 July, she said.
The sale of alcohol will also be restricted after 7pm, and dining establishments will be required to keep at 50?pacity.
The significant tourist location also requires visitors to present a negative Covid-19 test result, taken no more than 72 hours before their arrival. Those who don’t comply will face an obligatory quarantine.
Vázquez was amongst the very first leaders in the United States to enact shelter-in-place orders when the pandemic first struck. The island of 3.2 m has counted more than 10,500 cases and 172 deaths.
Georgia governor sues Atlanta mayor, in an attempt to block the city’s coronavirus constraints
Georgia’s Republican governor Brian Kemp has submitted a suit blocking Atlanta Democratic mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’s coronavirus action.
The lawsuit seeks to obstruct her from imposing a citywide required requiring individuals to wear face masks in public and challenges Bottom’s decision to go back to “phase one” of the city’s reopening plan as cases surged, arguing that Kemp can “suspend municipal orders that are contradictory” to state policy.
Kemp had released a statewide order limiting regional governments from enacting more drastic coronavirus constraints than the state.
Kemp has often butted heads with Bottoms, who is on Joe Biden’s shortlist of possible running mates. She has actually slammed Kemp’s choice to send out national guard troops to her city to safeguard state buildings amidst demonstrations against police cruelty, and recently revealed her intention to have Atalanta reverse its reopening plan in spite of demonstrations from Kemp.
Canada has actually extended limitations limiting non-essential travel to and from the United States. The limitations will remain in place till 21 August, “to keep individuals in both our nations safe”, said prime minister Justin Trudeau.
The US and Canada very first started restricting travel throughout their border in March.
A loophole does allow Canadians to fly into the US – though they have to quarantine for 2 weeks upon returning to Canada.
Dallas, Texas, authorities won’t resume schools up until at least 8 September.
The Dallas Independent school district is the most recent major school district to reassess reopening plans as the number of coronavirus cases swell. Dallas county had reported almost 36,000 coronavirus cases up until now.
Yesterday, Governor Greg Abbott said Texas schools would be permitted to extend online-only classes after the Texas Education Company (TEA) initially stated schools might lose financing if they remained online-only for more than 3 weeks.
Abbott stated the state would reduce up its stringent resuming requirements as the variety of cases and hospitalizations continued to grow.
My coworker Kenya Evelyn brings us more context on the coronavirus rise:
Covid-19 infections are rising in 41 US states, with some southern hotspots taking crisis steps on Thursday, including employing military medics and parking mobile morgue trucks outside hospitals, echoing scenes in New york city City when it ended up being the center of the world break out in the spring.
The spread of the infection has resulted in nearly 56,000 hospitalizations for Covid-19 in the United States currently. A month ago hospitalizations were increasing in 11 states; now they are rising in 33 states.
A number of states have been breaking records on lots of days in the recently as numbers rise Florida set a record of practically 14,000 new cases on Wednesday as it ended up being the focus of attention of the southern rise in Covid-19
In other developments, Georgia governor Brian Kemp suspended regional mask requireds on Wednesday, and early on Thursday, the Republican Politician National Committee announced plans to downsize its nationwide convention next month in Jacksonville, Florida, which it had actually moved from North Carolina before the rise of cases in Florida, wishing for fewer limitations on crowds.
The RNC chairwoman, Ronna McDaniel, verified the update in a letter to convention delegates, noting they will adhere to regional and Centers for Disease Control and Avoidance (CDC) health standards while adapting the events.
” We still mean to host a fantastic convention celebration in Jacksonville,” she wrote. “We can collect and place on a top-notch event that commemorates the incredible achievements of President Trump’s administration and his re-nomination for a second term– while likewise doing so in a safe and accountable manner.”
The Centers for Illness Contol and Prevention (CDC) has actually extended its’ no-sail order for cruises, blocking cruise ships docked at United States ports from operating till a minimum of 1 October.
Coronavirus cases have actually surged in Florida and California– where countless cruises would normally regular. The CDC initially put these constraints in place in March. In the extension, which the public health authority announced today, it kept in mind that in between 1 March and 10 July, almost 3,000 infections and 34 deaths were connected in cruise ships.
Eighty percent of ships within US jurisdiction were affected by Covid-19 during that time frame, the CDC stated.
Market group Cruise Lines International Association had currently revealed in June that members would voluntarily suspend cruises till mid-September.
Hi there, it’s Maanvi Singh – reporting from the West Coast.
Following White Home press secretary Kayleigh McEnany‘s tip that “The science should not stand in the method” of schools resuming, the Democratic National Committee(DNC) provided a scathing statement criticizing the administration’s response to the coronavirus crisis.
” Now the Trump administration desires to additional risk the lives of instructors, children, staff, and their households just to relieve the president’s ego,” stated Lily Adams, a DNC spokesperson.
Today so far
That’s it from me today. My west coast colleague, Maanvi Singh, will take control of the blog for the next few hours.
Here’s where the day stands up until now:
- The White Home suggested science needs to not determine whether schools reopen this fall. ” The science ought to not stand in the way of this,” White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said of Trump‘s push to reopen schools.
- A new CDC report stated Trump‘s European travel ban was enacted far too late to protect New York citizens. “Although travel restrictions are an important mitigation method, by the time the European restrictions were executed, importation and neighborhood transmission of Sars-CoV-2 had actually already taken place in NYC,” the report states. Although the rate of new infections has slowed significantly in New york city, the city has actually lost more than 23,000 citizens to the virus.
- The Republican Politician National Committee is reportedly preparing for a downsized nominating convention next month, as coronavirus cases increase in 41 states. According to reports, RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel stated in a letter to delegates that participation would be strictly limited at next month’s convention in Jacksonville, Florida.
- Russian state-sponsored hackers have been targeting organizations working to develop a coronavirus vaccine, British security authorities said. The hacking efforts have actually been specifically targeting groups involved in vaccine operate in the UK, the United States and Canada.
Florida can continue to block individuals with felony convictions from voting until they’ve repaid all fines and charges they owe, the US supreme court ruled today. Florida Republicans passed the law after the state’s citizens approved a 2018 initiative to restore voting rights to those formerly convicted of felonies.
Maanvi will have more turning up, so stay tuned.
Trump’s remarks on guideline rollbacks have actually taken an unsurprising turn toward the political, as the president lets loose an attack against Joe Biden.
Trump cautioned his Democratic challenger’s policies would kill jobs, make energy unaffordable and destroy suburban areas.
” Suburbia will be no longer as we know it,” Trump stated, warning Democrats would “watch it go to hell.” “Not while I am here,” Trump added. “The suburban area damage will end with us.”
The president particularly said he would discuss the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Real estate guideline next week to help suburban areas. The AFFH rule requires federal firms to further the purposes of the Fair Real Estate Act.
Trump’s guarantees to rural Americans come as residential areas across the country, previously a Republican fortress, progressively shift toward Democrats.
Throughout his remarks on rolling back policies, Trump once again grumbled about the water pressure in energy-efficient showers.
” Showerheads, you take a shower, the water doesn’t come out,” the president stated at his White Home event. “You want to wash your hands, the water does not come out. What do you do? You just stand there longer? Or you shower longer?”
Trump then added, “Because my hair, I don’t understand about you, however it has to be best.” That comment brought in some chuckles and applause from the friendly crowd collected on the South Yard.
Trump has now appeared at the podium for his White House event on rolling back federal government regulations.
The president touted his own record on policy rollbacks, boasting that his administration has actually made unprecedented progress in “freeing our residents to reach their greatest potential.”
Trump boasted that his White House has cut “nearly 25,000 pages of job-destroying guidelines,” specifically applauding his administration’s current rollback of environmental policies for infrastructure tasks.
However, enviornmental activists have alerted the facilities regulation rollback could put typical Americans at risk of being damaged by rapidly approved projects.