Gov. DeSantis’ Net Approval Rating Drops 14 Points Amid Covid Spike, Poll Finds

Topline Republican Govs. Ron DeSantis of Florida and Greg Abbott of Texas have seen their approval ratings dip amid an alarming rise of Covid-19 infections and hospitalizations in both states over the past two months, with an increasing number of voters, particularly independents, saying they disapprove of DeSantis and Abbott’s performance, according to a Morning…

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Covid Surges Nearly 700% In South Dakota After Sturgis Motorcycle Rally—An Even Higher Rate Than Last Year

Topline South Dakota is experiencing a jump in coronavirus infections and hospitalizations after this year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally many times greater than seen at the same point after last year’s superspreader event, an analysis of state data shows.  STURGIS, SOUTH DAKOTA – AUGUST 08: Motorcycle enthusiasts pose for a group photo during the 81st ……

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Trump’s summer at New Jersey golf course included meetings with loyalists and conspiracy theorists

Donald Trump had more on his agenda than golfing this summer.The former president held a series of private meetings at his golf course in New Jersey with loyalists, from people opposed to Covid mask and vaccine mandates to conspiracy theorists who continue to push the false claim that the 2020 election was rigged in favor…

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American Medical Association calls for ‘immediate end’ to use of ivermectin for COVID-19

The American Medical Association (AMA) is calling for the “immediate end” to the use of ivermectin to treat COVID-19, and for doctors to stop prescribing it for that purpose, amid a spike in the use of the drug. Ivermectin, often used as a deworming agent in animals and sometimes for humans, is not approved to treat COVID-19…

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Cheney elevated as vice chair of Jan. 6 committee

Republican Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyDemocrats defeat GOP effort to declare ‘lost confidence’ in Biden after Afghanistan withdrawal House panel backs making women register for draft Freedom Caucus chair asks McCarthy to boot Cheney, Kinzinger from GOP conference MORE of Wyoming will now have a higher profile on the special committee investigating the Jan.…

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Supreme Court declines to block Texas’ restrictive abortion law, dealing a blow to Roe v. Wade

A divided Supreme Court late Wednesday declined to block a restrictive Texas law banning abortions after a fetal cardiac activity can be detected, or as early as six weeks into pregnancy, and allowing anyone in the U.S. to sue abortion providers or others who help women get the procedure after that time frame.The vote was…

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Largest study of masks yet details their importance in fighting Covid-19

A study involving more than 340,000 people in Bangladesh offers some of the strongest real-world evidence yet that mask use can help communities slow the spread of Covid-19.The research, conducted across 600 villages in rural Bangladesh, is the largest randomized trial to demonstrate the effectiveness of surgical masks, in particular, to curb transmission of the…

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