(Bloomberg) — The sprint to find medical breakthroughs to contain Covid-19 stumbled this week, as a pair of pharmaceutical giants working to develop treatments and vaccines suffered setbacks in the clinic.
On Tuesday, Eli Lilly & Co. said that enrollment in a government-sponsored clinical trial of its antibody therapy had been paused out of safety concerns. That came less than 24 hours after Johnson & Johnson said research on its experimental vaccine was paused after a study volunteer fell ill. Continue reading “Race for Virus Cure Hits Reality as Complications Mount”
Political, anti-Semitic flyers placed on cars and in mailboxes Thursday throughout Harrison Township in Gloucester County, NJ were under investigation by police.
The flyers were from a group calling themselves the Mullica Hill Millitia and a post on the Facebook group, Mullica Hill Living, had a picture of one. The flyer in the picture had swastika drawn on it along with “Vote Trump,” We got your back!,” and a phone number. Continue reading “Police investigating anti-Semitic political flyers distributed in N.J. town”
Breitbart – by John Nolte
After an exhaustive investigation, authorities in Madison, WI, say there’s not enough evidence to prove four white men lit a biracial woman on fire.
According to investigators, she wasn’t even in the city when she says the attack happened. Continue reading “Alleged Hate Crime in Madison, WI, Exposed as Yet Another Hate Hoax”
President Trump is moving to revamp federal agencies’ racial sensitivity trainings, casting some of them “divisive” and “un-American,” according to a memo by the White House Office of Management and Budget.
In the two-page memo, OMB Director Russell Vought says that Trump has asked him to prevent federal agencies from spending millions in taxpayer dollars on these training sessions. Vought says OMB will instruct federal agencies to come up with a list of all contracts related to training sessions involving “white privilege“ or “critical race theory,” and do everything possible within the law to cancel those contracts, the memo states. Continue reading “White House directs federal agencies to cancel race-related training sessions it calls ‘Un-American propaganda’”
Following the shooting death of two people in Kenosha, Wisconsin allegedly murdered by a militia member who was openly carrying a military-style semi-automatic rifle, the human rights organization Amnesty International has called for a national repeal of all “open carry” laws that allow gun owners to openly carry firearms, such as rifles or pistols, in public.
On Tuesday, two men, 36-year-old Joseph Rosenbaum and 26-year-old Anthony Huber, were allegedly killed by 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse who now faces a first-degree murder charge. Video captured the alleged shooting and footage of the gunman walking calmly past police afterward. Continue reading “Amnesty International Calls for End To ‘Open Carry’ After Kenosha Shooting”
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia is the only city that the federal health authorities are asking to help plan distribution for a COVID-19 vaccine when one becomes available.
Health Commissioner Tom Farley remains optimistic that at least one vaccine will be available by early next year. Continue reading “Farley optimistic a COVID-19 vaccine will be ready by spring; Philly will help plan its distribution”
Music fans stuck at home due to the coronavirus outbreak will soon be able to get the full concert experience, all while at a safe distance, as Citizens Bank Park plays host to a drive-in concert series.
The series will include more than 13 live performances from musicians and comics and will take place at the parking lot of the Phillies’ stadium starting Sunday and running through Sept. 7. Continue reading “Citizens Bank Park to Play Host to Drive-In Concert Series”
A Florida sheriff barred deputies from wearing facial coverings in most work settings, authorities said Wednesday, even as the state continues to struggle with record-breaking coronavirus numbers.
Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods insisted there’s no conclusive evidence that wearing masks curbs the spread of the virus — despite explicit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines saying just that. Continue reading “Florida sheriff orders deputies not to wear masks, bans civilians in masks from office”
Breitbart – by Tom Ciccotta
Brooklyn College Professor of Math Education Laurie Rubel argued this week on Twitter that the mathematical equation 2+2=4 “reeks of white supremacist patriarchy.” Rubel’s tweet was retweeted and promoted by several academics at universities and colleges around the nation. Continue reading “Brooklyn College Education Prof. Claims Math Is ‘White Supremacist Patriarchy’”
So far, most of the conversation about COVID-19 vaccines has focused on the question of whether researchers can develop an effective vaccine in record time.
But maybe we should start asking another question as well: Will enough Americans actually get the vaccine for it to be effective? Continue reading “Yahoo News/YouGov poll: Number of Americans who plan to get vaccinated falls to 42 percent — a new low”
A nationwide coin shortage caused by the coronavirus pandemic has revived a debate: Is now the time to eliminate the penny?
During lockdowns, consumers have stayed home and avoided emptying their piggy banks of coins in exchange for paper money. Shoppers have also opted to rely on credit and debit cards instead of touching cash. Continue reading “New Push to Get Rid of Pennies in Pandemic Coin Shortage”
Jewish leaders expressed outrage Friday and Saturday over an anti-Semitic meme posted on the Facebook page of Rodney Muhammad, president of the Philadelphia NAACP. They called for Muhammad’s removal as head of the local civil rights group.
“This vile behavior from a civic leader is incredibly dangerous for Jewish communities across the world,” said Laura Frank, interim director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. In a statement, Frank demanded that the national NAACP remove Muhammad from his post immediately. Continue reading “Jewish groups call for ouster of local NAACP head over anti-Semitic Facebook post”
Breitbart – by Deborah Danan
U.S. Jewry is in a “dangerous place in history,” former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said in an interview, and he recommended that the heavy security measures in place for European synagogues be adopted by Jewish houses of worship in the U.S.
He warned that dark times lie ahead for U.S. Jewry — in New York in particular — especially in light of a loss of respect for police officers and massive budget cuts to the police force. Continue reading “Former NYPD Commissioner Warns U.S. Jews in ‘Dangerous Place in History’”
Breitbart – by Joel B. Pollak
The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), the nation’s oldest pro-Israel organization, has set up a special antisemitism hotline for Jewish staffers at the New York Times and other outlets who are victims of antisemitism from their colleagues.
The ZOA was reacting to the resignation of Times opinion editor Bari Weiss on Tuesday, who left the Times over what she alleged was an increasingly intolerant environment, including antisemitism directed toward her: “My own forays into Wrongthink have made me the subject of constant bullying by colleagues who disagree with my views. They have called me a Nazi and a racist; I have learned to brush off comments about how I’m “writing about the Jews again,” she wrote. Continue reading “ZOA Sets Up Antisemitism Hotline for New York Times Staffers”
Breitbart – by John Binder
President Trump says he will be signing “a very major immigration bill” within the next month that provides a “road to citizenship” to the roughly 800,000 illegal aliens who are enrolled in former President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
During an interview with Telemundo on Friday, Trump said he is working on a comprehensive immigration plan that will allow hundreds of thousands of DACA illegal aliens to remain permanently in the U.S. and eventually obtain American citizenship. Continue reading “Trump Promises ‘Road to Citizenship’ for DACA Illegal Aliens”
Bill Pullman, star of the 1996 film “Independence Day,” put out a public service announcement urging people to wear their “freedom masks” this 4th of July.
“Hello, America. I may not be your president right now but I’ve got to tell you, the 4th of July is still my favorite holiday and it always will be,” Pullman said in a video posted to YouTube Saturday. Continue reading “‘Independence Day’ Star Bill Pullman Urges People to Wear ‘Freedom Masks’”
This July 4th holiday, Philadelphia honored front-line workers working to fight the coronavirus pandemic with two of its highest honors: The Magis Award given every July 4 and their own mural.
Magis is the Latin word for “the greater universal good” and refers to doing more for others. This summer, there’s no question that nurses, grocery store clerks, sanitation workers, doctors, delivery workers and first responders have done that, said Mayor Jim Kenney on Saturday. Continue reading “Philly Gives Front-Line Coronavirus Workers Magis Award and a New Mural”
WASHINGTON — President Trump spent the Fourth of July weekend sowing national divide, ignoring his failings on the coronavirus and vowing to fight what he branded the “new far-left fascism.”
In a speech at the White House on Saturday evening and an address in front of Mount Rushmore on Friday night, Mr. Trump promoted a version of the “American carnage” vision for the country that he laid out during his inaugural address — updated to include an ominous depiction of the recent protests over racial justice. Continue reading “At Mt. Rushmore and the White House, Trump Updates ‘American Carnage’ Message for 2020”
Breitbart – by Nate Church
Recent Harvard University graduate Claira Janover is complaining of threats against her after she posted a video threatening anyone who told her “all lives matter.”
Janover graduated in May with a degree in government and psychology but came into the national spotlight when she posted a TikTok video attacking people with “the nerve, the sheer entitled caucasity, to say ‘all lives matter.’” Continue reading “Harvard Graduate Threatens to ‘Stab’ Anyone Who Says ‘All Lives Matter’”