- Editor’s note: What a grim milestone: “America’s daily virus death toll passes 1,000 again.”
- Below are story headlines of note.
LOCAL, COUNTY AND STATE NEWS
+ High school football, other sports pushed to spring in Washington state – There will be no Friday Night Lights this fall.
+ New York, New Jersey and Connecticut added 10 more states to their travel restrictions list Tuesday [now including Washington], now requiring people from 31 states to self-quarantine for 14 days if they visit the area.
Israel-US team find drug that can stop Covid-19 in its tracks – Researchers show coronavirus causes lungs to accumulate fat, so cholesterol-lowering drug may help downgrade virus threat to that of common cold.
TRUMP’S CORONAVIRUS NEWS
Twitter bans 7,000 QAnon accounts, limits 150,000 others as part of broad crackdown and The company will classify QAnon as coordinated harmful activity in part because of a rise in harassment targeting high-profile critics of the president.
Trump to Send Federal Agents to Protests in Chicago and Seattle Amid Crackdown – in an unconstitutional show of force! Ed. note: the military involved should remember and uphold their Oath to the Constitution that they are not to be used against American citizens.
From The [President Jimmy and Rosalynn] Carter Center: “A new report endorsed by The Carter Center highlights how some governments are interrupting elections, clamping down on political opponents, discriminating against minority and vulnerable groups, censoring media, and increasing disinformation and digital surveillance.” [Editor’s note: And at first glance, I thought this was about the United States!]
“Trump’s Request of an Ambassador: Get the British Open for Me” – “Woody Johnson, the N.F.L. owner, Trump donor and ambassador to Britain, was warned not to get involved in trying to move the tournament to a Trump resort in Scotland, but he raised the idea anyway — and he failed.” [Editor’s note: Yet another impeachable offense, yawn!]
Trump [July 21] at his first coronavirus-related press conference in almost 3 months: “It will probably, unfortunately, get worse before it gets better. Something I don’t like saying about things, but that’s the way it is.”