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Twitter Suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene for Posting Coronavirus Misinformation – The New York Times

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In a statement, Ms. Greene said Silicon Valley companies were working with the White House to attack free speech. “These Big Tech companies are doing the bidding of the Biden regime to restrict our voices and prevent the spread of any message that isn’t state-approved,” she said. Twitter took action after President Biden called on social media companies to do more to combat the spread of vaccine misinformation on their platforms. On Friday, Mr. Biden said that sites like Facebook were “killing people” by allowing misinformation to flourish unchallenged, adding, “Look, the only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated, […]

U.S. gymnast catches COVID days before opening ceremony as coronavirus chips away at Olympic teams – CBS News

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Tokyo — With just four days to go until the opening ceremony, the COVID-19 pandemic is casting an ever longer shadow over the Tokyo Summer Olympics. Officials have reported at least 12 new coronavirus cases connected with the Games since Sunday, including a U.S. gymnast and the first cases among athletes inside the Olympic village. Several of the latest COVID-related losses will be felt sorely by Team USA.  On Monday, the Japanese city hosting the U.S. gymnastics team for pre-Games training said a female gymnast from the team had tested positive. The name of the athlete, who is in her teens, […]

Keep wearing masks to slow spread of Covid, scientists warn Britons | Coronavirus | The Guardian

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Scientists have strongly endorsed the continued wearing of masks in enclosed public spaces over summer. As Covid-19 cases continue to spiral, face coverings offer people the most robust way of limiting the spread of the disease in cafes, theatres and restaurants, they said last week. Rates of new Covid-19 cases topped 50,000 a day last week, leading scientists and health experts to warn that the country could be forced into a lockdown later this year as rising numbers of infections look likely to continue until autumn. In these circumstances, they said, wearing of masks should be continued despite the government’s […]

Quarantine to remain for vaccinated UK travellers returning from France | Coronavirus | The Guardian

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Travellers returning to England from France will still be forced to quarantine next week even if they are double-vaccinated, after ministers made a last-minute change to rules due to come into force from Monday. From 19 July, all Britons who have had two Covid jabs heading back from amber list countries were told they would not need to complete up to 10 days’ isolation at home. That will remain the case for all those countries apart from France. The Guardian revealed earlier this week there was concern over the country given the rise in cases of the Beta variant – […]

Three Texas House Democrats in Washington test positive for coronavirus | The Texas Tribune

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Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. Three Democratic members of the Texas House of Representatives have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the Texas House Democratic Caucus. The three lawmakers are among House Democrats who fled to Washington, D.C., earlier this week to stave off GOP priority voting bills during the special legislative session. The three members who tested positive all have been fully vaccinated, which helps protect against severe illness. On Friday night, one member tested positive for the coronavirus and immediately alerted colleagues, […]

Coronavirus strains’ spread boosted by superspreader events

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Superspreader events that first seeded the coronavirus in the United States are keeping the pandemic smoldering, with experts pointing to human behavior and social circles as the main drivers. The problem persists even as the country nears the milestone of having half of its population fully vaccinated. At a church camp in South Texas in late June, an outbreak was linked to more than 125 cases of Covid-19. Eighty-five infections in central Illinois were traced back to a summer camp in mid-June. Similar examples have emerged internationally: A disco party held on June 26 in the Netherlands was later tied […]

Gov. Mike DeWine signs bill banning colleges, schools from requiring coronavirus vaccines – cleveland.com

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Gov. Mike DeWine signed a bill Wednesday afternoon that prohibits K-12 schools and colleges from requiring the coronavirus vaccine. House Bill 244 started as a bill to help military children transition to school when they move to and from Ohio. Then, in the flurry of the final days of June before lawmakers went on summer recess, the bill was amended to prohibit schools, universities and other public entitles from requiring vaccines that haven’t been fully approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Currently, the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson coronavirus shots are authorized under emergency […]

‘Devastating’: WHO scientist condemns Euro 2020 final over Covid risk | Coronavirus | The Guardian

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A WHO scientist has said watching unmasked crowds singing and shouting at the Euro 2020 football final in London on Sunday was “devastating”, and expressed concerns that it would spur Covid-19 transmission, including of the Delta variant. Covid infections in England have been surging, driven by the highly transmissible Delta variant and the lifting of restrictions, even as vaccination rates remain high. On 19 July, almost all remaining restrictions are set to be lifted, including mask-wearing and social distancing mandates. In the closing stages of the match against Italy, the World Health Organization’s Covid-19 technical lead, Maria Van Kerkhove, tweeted: […]

“No One Has Died from the Coronavirus”. Diseases and Deaths “Caused by Something Else”? – Global ResearchGlobal Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

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First published on July 3, 2020 A high-profile European pathologist is reporting that he and his colleagues across Europe have not found any evidence of any deaths from the novel coronavirus on that continent. Dr. Stoian Alexov called the World Health Organization (WHO) a “criminal medical organization” for creating worldwide fear and chaos without providing objectively verifiable proof of a pandemic. Another stunning revelation from Bulgarian Pathology Association (BPA) president Dr. Alexov is that he believes it’s currently “impossible” to create a vaccine against the virus. He also revealed that European pathologists haven’t identified any antibodies that are specific for […]

Public alarm grows at Boris Johnson’s plan for Covid ‘freedom day’ | Coronavirus | The Guardian

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Boris Johnson faces a growing revolt over plans to end most Covid restrictions on 19 July – including the mandatory wearing of face masks on public transport and in hospitals – as half of the public now say they want “freedom day” to be delayed. Last night, as doctors and other NHS workers demanded that mask-wearing continue in hospitals, regional political leaders broke ranks, saying they would override the national government on the issue and strongly advise people to continue wearing masks on public transport. Andy Burnham, mayor of Greater Manchester, told the Observer that with Covid cases rising rapidly […]