The decision on bars is among the latest instances of DeSantis pushing forward with a restriction light approach during the pandemic, especially when compared to other governors. The vocal Trump ally has refused to mandate masks in the state and proudly touted Florida’s May reopening effort. By late June however that push was falling apart as Florida became a national hotspot for the virus amid mounting cases. … [Read more...] about Did Ron DeSantis Just Order Another Round of Corona for Florida?
But Trump has rolled back numerous regulations designed to protect the environment, from power plant emissions to auto fuel standards to clean water. He withdrew the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord, a global agreement to address the emission of heat-trapping greenhouse gases. … [Read more...] about Trump expands ban on new offshore drilling sites in Atlantic
FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2019, file photo, electronic cigarette pods are displayed for sale at a shop, in Biddeford, Maine. Vaping giant Juul Labs has donated thousands of dollars to court state attorneys general. But the lobbying strategy may be backfiring. less … [Read more...] about Florida governor vetoes bill because of liquid nicotine ban
Also eye-opening are disproportionate AAPI deaths from COVID-19 in the Peach State. According to AAPI Data, Georgia had a 36 percent increase in AAPI fatalities in 2020, compared with the previous five years. Gov. Brian KempBrian KempTrump administration moves to exempt teachers from quarantine requirements The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump goes birther again; no deal on COVID-19 package Overnight Health Care: Senate leaves until September without coronavirus relief deal | US records deadliest day of summer | Georgia governor drops lawsuit over Atlanta's mask mandate MORE’s approval rating fell to 46 percent last month, the lowest of his tenure. In a state where the governor narrowly won by 55,000 votes in 2018, its 222,000 AAPI community members (4.5 percent of eligible voters) could be the tipping point this cycle. … [Read more...] about The politically neglected minority: Asian Americans and COVID-19
An upsurge in coronavirus cases that began in August in the western state of Rakhine has since spread to other parts of the country. Health authorities had already ordered partial lockdowns in 29 of Yangon’s 44 townships, and roadblocks were set up Friday closing some smaller streets in the city. … [Read more...] about The Latest: French PM reduces self-isolation time to 7 days