Pandemic

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Florida reported 21,683 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, breaking a pandemic record. ...
Any sporting event is, at its heart, a show. It has the actors on center stage, performing for the rest of us. It has the spectators, sitting in their seats watching raptly. And — in modern times, at least — it has the “home” audience, which in the past half century of growing video viewership has far outpaced the numbers of those actually in attendance. ...
Biden asked Congress to invest an additional $30 billion in pandemic-preparedness. Why isn't it in the infrastructure package? ...
Former President Barack Obama and his celebrity pals are not letting panic from U.S. health officials over the delta variant of the Chinese coronavirus ruin his 60th birthday bash. Despite the Biden White House entertaining the idea of mandates and lockdowns once more, Obama will reportedly celebrate his 60th with Stephen Spielberg as Pearl Jam plays in his honor. ...

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