Experts who run the US COVID Atlas say many current COVID-19 hotspots across the country are in areas along state borders. They say that's because different governments have taken different approaches to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. This includes regions in Arkansas and Tennessee, as well as Louisiana and Mississippi, which are effectively separated by the Mississippi River.
The U.S. national tally of COVID-19 cases stands at more than 2.4 million with nearly 125, 000 deaths. According to Gizmodo, a spike in cases happened when a number of states decided to reopen. Now states like Florida and Texas are reclosing bars or banning the consumption of alcohol at its bars. Kaiser Health News reported that bars in Idaho, Louisiana, Wisconsin and Florida are linked to coronavirus outbreaks.
CNN reports Hurricane Chris is facing a murder charge in Shreveport, Louisiana. Around 1 a.m. Friday, a man was fatally shot at a Texaco convenience store. The man was identified by the local coroner's office as Danzeria O. Farris Jr., 32, of Shreveport. Police said the man died of his wounds at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Hospital. The 31-year-old rapper's real name is Christopher J. Dooley. He rose to fame in 2007, and was identified as a suspect in the shooting.
California’s governor on Monday clamped new restrictions on businesses, reports HuffPost. The rules also include the state’s two largest school districts, Los Angeles and San Diego. He stated children would not return to class as coronavirus cases and hospitalizations soared. Governor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, ordered another round of shutdowns. “It’s incumbent upon all of us to recognize soberly that COVID-19 is not going away anytime soon, until there is a vaccine and/or an effective therapy.
If you like to summer in Death Valley, California, you're tougher and braver than most. And according to Gizmodo, things are downright ridiculous right now. On Sunday, Furnace Creek's weather station registered a high of 128 degrees Fahrenheit, or 52.8 degrees Celsius. That’s a degree shy of the all-time hottest reliable temperature ever recorded on Earth. Which, incidentally, was recorded in Death Valley in 2013. The record heat isn't just in Death Valley. Closer to the U.S.
With the anniversary of the deadly 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, approaching, Twitter is facing increased pressure from a nationwide coalition of civil rights organizations..