The flu season is particularly bad this year, and will result in between 14,000 and 56,000 American deaths when all is said and done, but hey, you don’t need a flu shot if you have Jesus. … : “Inoculate yourself with the word of God.” Gloria Copeland also attempted to discredit the idea that there’s even a flu season, despite widespread campaigns from health officials to combat illness during …
Seattle mayor approves ’emergency dismantling’ of downtown waterfront Pier 58
SEATTLE — Mayor Jenny Durkan has approved the “emergency dismantling” of Seattle’s 50-year-old downtown Pier 58, she announced Friday.The pier between the Seattle Aquarium and the Great Wheel holds up Waterfront Park — a boardwalk space with benches, scenic views and telescopes.Seattle Structural, a private engineering firm, recommends Pier 58 be removed within 90 days, a Durkan news release said. The city already was planning to renovate the pier as part of an overhaul of the entire waterfront after the removal of the Alaskan Way Viaduct — just not so soon.Seattle closed the park and hired th... (more…)
Kamala Harris is boosting Biden in a state Trump desperately needs to win: report
On Saturday, Politico reported that Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) being added to Joe Biden's ticket has "electrified" a group of voters who normally are ignored by both parties: West Indian voters. And this could make a big difference in Florida — a state that could decide the outcome of the election.
"Calls from Caribbean radio show hosts flooded the Biden campaign from South Florida. And a jolt of excitement shot through the crowd of early vote poll workers at the Lauderdhill Mall, in the midst of Broward County’s growing Jamaican community," reported Marc Caputo. "'There was just this sense of energy,' state Rep. Anika Omphroy, a daughter of two Jamaican immigrants, said in describing the moment the announcement was received. 'It was all Black women out there working under the tents,' she said. 'It was 98 degrees in August in South Florida, so it was too hot to cheer. But you could feel it, this sense.'"
Returning Brits begin quarantine as second virus wave threatens Europe
British holidaymakers returning home from parts of Europe began having to quarantine on Saturday (Aug 15) under new restrictions, as a second wave of virus infections threatened more disruption and economic chaos on the continent.
The UK opted to remove France, the Netherlands, Malta and several other countries from its list of places exempt from self-isolation rules, sparking a rush for plane, train and ferry tickets by Britons desperate to get back before the 4am (0300 GMT) change.
All travelers arriving from the three countries - as well as Monaco, and Caribbean island states Turks & Caicos and Aruba - after the deadline must quarantine for 14 days.