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CDC officials dismissed state and local health authorities’ concerns about COVID-19 and suggested they seek advice from other states, documents show

The Centres for Disease Control advised state and local health authorities to make decisions on their own or look to other states and academic studies on how to handle the coronavirus pandemic, USA Today reported. Documents obtained by USA Today show CDC representatives and officials downplaying information about the virus […]
CDC officials dismissed state and local health authorities’ concerns about COVID-19 and suggested they seek advice from other states, documents show
Markets

The Trump administration says new unemployment benefits will be available ‘in the next week or 2.’ But governors say they will take much longer to implement.

On Monday, the Trump administration said most states would be in a position to implement a $US400 jobless-aid supplement in two weeks. But experts and governors are casting doubt on that ambitious timeline, saying states are strapped for cash. “It’s absolutely 100% impossible states will have this up in a […]
The Trump administration says new unemployment benefits will be available ‘in the next week or 2.’ But governors say they will take much longer to implement.
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A conservative group with a history of climate change denial has hired a German YouTuber to challenge Greta Thunberg’s ‘climate crisis’

The Heartland Institute, a conservative think tank with ties to the Trump administration, has a history of promoting climate denialism. Most recently, the organisation has enlisted the help of a 19-year-old German YouTuber named Naomi Seibt and framed her as a challenger to climate activist Greta Thunberg. Although Seibt detested […]
A conservative group with a history of climate change denial has hired a German YouTuber to challenge Greta Thunberg’s ‘climate crisis’
Tech

Facebook is the latest company to dramatically sever ties with Huawei

Facebook has barred Huawei from preinstalling Facebook apps on new Huawei phones, Reuters reports. Huawei was placed on a trade blacklist by the US Department of Commerce last month, meaning companies have to seek government permission to do business with the Chinese firm. Facebook told Reuters its ban wouldn’t affect […]
Facebook is the latest company to dramatically sever ties with Huawei