Liveblog - In case you missed it: Headlines 09/16/21

With so many crazy things happening, sometimes things fall through the cracks.  Here are some headlines that you may find interesting and worth discussing. Please feel free to post ‘headlines’ you would like to share that we may have missed.

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And on a related note: California First to Drop High COVID Transmission Status, Has Lowest Case Rate in U.S.

  • California on Wednesday was the only state identified by the U.S. Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) as falling below the “high” level of community transmission of COVID-19.

President Biden/Biden Administration:

Biden comes to Milley’s defense after revelation top general, fearing Trump, conferred with China to avert war

DOJ asks judge to block Texas from enacting abortion law

Congress:

Key senators eye the exits ahead of 2022 midterms: ‘It’s a six-year commitment’

COVID-19 Updates/COVIDIOTS:

The pandemic marks another grim milestone: 1 in 500 Americans have died of covid-19

Should’ve Got the Vaccine:

Idaho moves to ration medical care statewide amid surge in covid hospitalizations

Overwhelmed With COVID Patients, Oregon Hospitals Postpone Surgeries And Cancer Care

A nurse demanded a hospital treat her husband’s covid-19 with ivermectin. A judge said, ‘No.’

From China, through Telegram: Fake Covid vaccination card market booms

Some sellers are now asking for hundreds of dollars for a card. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it has intercepted thousands of packages of the fake cards.

Los Angeles County to require vaccination proof at bars, large events

“This is a reasonable path forward that can position us to be better able to break the cycle of surges,” the health director said.

‘Misinformation killed her’: Bride-to-be who hesitated to get vaccinated dies of Covid

Exclusive: Samantha Wendell was worried the vaccine would affect her fertility. Instead of attending her wedding, her family is now planning her funeral.

Pope Francis Confused Why People Refuse To Take COVID-19 Vaccines

“It’s a bit strange, because humanity has a history of friendship with vaccines,” the Pontiff said.

Police Across America Rebel Against Vaccine Mandates

 Should’ve Listened to Dr. Fauci Instead of Some ‘Fullish’ MAGAt:

Please listen to the experts, not some ‘Fullish’ MAGAt:

Economy:

Here’s why your food prices keep going up

Expect to see higher prices in the last quarter of this year in a number of grocery categories. After that, some relief is likely, experts say.

  • Food producers have struggled with shortages, bottlenecks, and transportation, weather and labor woes, all of which have caused food prices to rise. The end is not in sight: Inflation at the wholesale level climbed 8.3 percent last month from August 2020, the Labor Department reported Friday, the biggest annual gain since the department started calculating the number in 2010. Those prices are passed on to consumers: Meat, poultry, fish and eggs are up 5.9 percent over last year, and up 15.7 percent from prices in July 2019, before the pandemic.

To Retake Congress, The GOP Plans To Attack Democrats On The Economy

State News:

After Newsom’s victory, California Democrats seek changes to recall process

Changing California’s recall system, which was established in 1911, would require an amendment to the state Constitution.

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis’ Wedding Marks 1st Same-Sex Marriage Of Sitting Governor

Florida landlord requiring proof of vaccinations from tenants

Number of states with high obesity rate nearly doubles since 2018: CDC

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