Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced modifications to the state’s reopening plan. During a briefing in Olympia on Thursday, he enacted a new 10 person limit for all social gatherings held in counties on phase three, which is down from the original 50.
The president of Brazil asserted he stands behind President Trump and hopes he wins reelection in November. Jair Bolsonaro made those remarks Thursday while speaking to reporters from Brazil’s presidential palace.
As the pandemic continues in the U.S., a recent assessment reported around 100,000 people have been released from state and federal prisons. The number of those released between March and June marked an overall decrease of 8%.
On Thursday, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany commented on allegations that Russia is trying steal coronavirus vaccine data. She confirmed the Trump administration is aware of the allegations and acknowledged Russian intelligence agencies are believed to be behind the effort.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany kicked off Thursday’s briefing by saying President Trump took swift action to roll back burdens and regulations that were imposed during the Obama administration.
The mayor of Miami has said he’s considering another citywide lockdown as coronavirus cases continue to rise in the city and state. On Thursday, Francis Suarez announced he’s set to meet with hospital officials and business leaders on Friday to discuss the possibility of another shutdown.
Georgia’s governor has issued an order to prevent local leaders from issuing mandatory face mask regulations. Brian Kemp made the announcement Wednesday and discussed the state’s surge in new coronavirus cases.
As the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise in the U.S., officials reported they’re being asked to combine “probable” cases with “confirmed” cases. As One America’s Pearson Sharp reports, this will likely lead to a significantly inflated number of cases.
An air filter has been created by researchers in Texas to capture and immediately kill the coronavirus. One America’s Jacqui Verdura has more on the new technology.