U.S. Representative McCarthy to name five Republicans to Jan. 6 committee -aide

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks to the media during a briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 11, 2021. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File PhotoWASHINGTON, July 19 (Reuters) – U.S. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy will name five members of his party, including staunch Trump ally Jim Jordan, to serve on a special congressional panel…

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There Are Few Good COVID Antivirals, but That Could Be Changing

COVID caseloads have plummeted in many areas with high vaccination rates. But as the number of people being infected daily worldwide still exceeds 400,000 and the highly contagious Delta variant of the virus spreads rapidly, treatment options are limited. Two of the current best available treatments, monoclonal antibodies and the drug remdesivir, are given by…

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Trump Surgeon General Says CDC Was ‘Wrong’ To Lift Mask Mandate And Should Reverse Course

Topline As the spread of the delta variant prompts new concerns and restrictions nationwide, former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said this weekend he believes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was “premature” and “wrong” in easing the national mask mandate, and should move to immediately reverse its decision. U.S. Surgeon General…

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Former FDA Head Says Delta Will Infect ‘Majority’ Of Unvaccinated Americans—And May Be ‘Most Serious Virus’ In Their Lifetime

Topline With hospitalizations already surging nationwide, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a former chief of the Food and Drug Administration, offered a dire warning for unvaccinated Americans on Sunday, saying “a majority” of those who haven’t had Covid-19 before will likely become infected by the delta variant, which could end up being one of the most serious…

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Texas Senate votes to nix teaching requirement calling white supremacy ‘morally wrong’

The Texas state Senate has passed legislation that would repeal requirements to teach the history of white supremacy and the ways “in which it is morally wrong,” among other lessons pertaining to prominent people of color and women.The Republican-led upper chamber passed the measure, known as Senate Bill 3, in a 18-4 vote on Friday.The legislation…

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Democrats introduced a bill to rename more than 1,000 forests, lakes, and mountain peaks named with racist slurs or offensive language

Over 1,000 places in the US, like streams and mountain peaks, have been flagged for offensive names. Democrats in Congress introduced a bill aimed at reviewing and revising the offensive names. Places that have been flagged include slurs for Black people, Native Americans, and Mexicans living in the US. LoadingSomething is loading. Congressional Democrats introduced…

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