Short news items re COVID-19 which may be new to you

From Harper’s Weekly Review:

In Milwaukee, where 4 in 10 residents are black and the death toll from COVID-19 jumped 44 percent the weekend before the vote, the planned 180 polling places were consolidated into just five.

The Secret Service cited an “emergency order” and signed a $45,000 contract to rent a fleet of golf carts in Sterling, Virginia, home to one of President Trump’s golf clubs, where, despite a statewide lockdown, golfing is still allowed as long as golfers stay six feet apart.

Saudi Arabia bought an 8 percent stake in the American cruise company Carnival.

[T]he director of emergency management for Sonoma County posted pictures on Facebook of his family’s trip to the beach after he had helped close it to the public: “Road tripping up the coast. Beautiful drive and nice views. Family beach time together,” he wrote. “Grateful for fresh air and the ocean.”

Swedish hospitals stopped treating coronavirus patients with chloroquine after it was discovered that the drug causes blindness.

[T]he government of Malaysia instructed women not to be sarcastic with their husbands during the lockdown.

Hundreds of people signed an online petition to name Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the sexiest man alive.

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte told the police and military to strictly enforce a lockdown and “shoot them dead” if citizens defied it.



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