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作者: 蚂蚁    时间: 2020-6-29 09:36

1.    Coronavirus cases in many states continue to grow. Florida set another daily record of infections. State health officials say more than 9500 new Covid cases have been confirmed, surpassing the previous day's total by more than 600. Miami-Dade County says it will once again close beaches from July 3rd to July 7th to prevent large gathering and the spread of the new virus during the 4th of July celebrations.

Meanwhile, as Texas continues to see record numbers of new virus cases and hospitalizations, Republican Govr. Greg Abbott now says he regrets having allowed bars in his state to reopen last month. Texas Public Radio's XX has more.

On Friday Abbott reversed his earlier order allowing bars to reopen. Now he says bars may only offer curbside pickup of food and drink.

"If I could go back and redo anything, I probably would have been to slow down the opening of bars."

Abbott made his comments on KBIA TV in El Paso.


2.    In La Diego______, from ZXX_____ beer garden owner, Sandra Rocha welcomes the closures. Two of her friends contracted the virus and are in the intensive care unit.

"We had already decided that we are going to only do curbside, and we are not going to have any more then."

La Diego___ Medical Center, one of the city's major hospitals has been at capacity with cv cases.

I'm Malia Mandis in La diego.


3.    And researchers say the virus that causes Covid-19 is changing, but none of a way, it will affect efforts to develop a vaccine. NPR's XX has more.

Since January scientists have studied more than 47,000 whole genome sequences of the coronavirus. Anna Hadcraf from the University of Basel in Switzerland says some of its genetic code is changing but very slowly.

"There's nothing alarming about the rate that the cv is mutating or the speed which is mutating."

Hadcraft says the small number of mutations that have occurred are not altering key structures on the surface of the virus. Those structures are critical to the vaccines now under development. She says the genetic changes also have made the virus more deadly or more transmissible.
US scientists hope to have a safe and effective vaccine ready for production by the end of the year.


4.    In Colorado, thousands of demonstrators gathered outside a suburban Denver police building today, calling for justice in the death of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old black man put into a chokehold by police last year. He suffered cardiac arrest on the way to a hospital and later was declared brain dead and removed from life support.
Marian Newman is a lawyer from McClain's family.

“This shit happen as a matter of force every time the police hold somebody. There should be an independent investigation into it."

McClain's death last August prompted to a handful small protest over the last ten month but his case get a renewed attention amid the global outcry sparked by George Floyd's death.


5.    NPR has learned the T adm is losing legal fight to add, and now blocked, citizenship question to the 2020 census, caused tax payers a total of more than $9.1m. That includes 51,000 dollar penalty that the federal judge in New York ordered the adm pay for failing to turn over hundreds of emails and other files.


6.    As locusts have invaded a city near India's capital, NPR's XX reports, India regularly faces locust infestations, but this year's has been the worst in decades.

Authorities in Gurugram, a satellite city right next to New Delhi, are telling residents to keep their windows shut and even to bang utensils to ward off locusts. Videos posted on social media show swarms of them darkening the skies. Harmless to humans locusts descended on northern India back in May, champing through farm land in the state of Rajasthan and Gujarat. Fire engines and helicopters have been used to spray pesticides and protect crops there. The locusts have now reached the edge of India's capital. Pilots at New Delhi's airport have been asked to take extra precautions during takeoff and landing.


7.    In the UK, a 25-y-old man accused of stabbing 3 ppl to death in a park in Reading last weekend, that's in 40 miles west of London, has been charged with 3 counts of murder and also attempted murder. 3 others were injured. The suspect lives in that town. Police called the incident an act of terrorism but so far no motive has been released.




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