CDC: Avoid unnecessary travel

U.S. officials have pleaded with the public to avoid unnecessary travel and exercise caution as the winter holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas approach. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a “strong recommendation” on Thursday that Americans refrain from traveling for the holiday. With cases and deaths increasing steadily in most states, the … Continue reading CDC: Avoid unnecessary travel

COVID-19: US officials worried about holiday spike

U.S. health authorities braced for further increases in COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths on Friday, capping a week in which the spread of the novel coronavirus accelerated ahead of next week’s Thanksgiving holiday. The seven-day rolling average of new COVID-19 cases reached more than 165,000 on Thursday, while the seven-day average for deaths climbed to … Continue reading COVID-19: US officials worried about holiday spike

US Professor sacked for using “bad” Chinese word

A California professor has been replaced for uttering a Chinese word that sounds—in English—like a racist slur, the LA Times reports. Greg Patton was teaching an online communications course for University of Southern California students when he discussed the importance of pausing and using "er" and "um" as filler words. "Like in China the common word is … Continue reading US Professor sacked for using “bad” Chinese word

Why Chief Justice John Roberts might decide the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election

The controversy over mail-in ballots will result in Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts deciding the 2020 presidential election, political commentator Dick Morris said on Sunday. Speaking on “The Cats Roundtable” radio show on WABC 770 AM in New York hosted by John Catsimatidis, Morris explained that “the blue state governors are mailing out tens of millions … Continue reading Why Chief Justice John Roberts might decide the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election

Tik Tok order enforcement

Why Trump must ban Tik Tok in the US

U.S. President Donald Trump is banning the use of the TikTok app, widely used by Americans particularly teenagers, because of China's perceived role in the pandemic, which he routinely describes as the 'China flu,' or more recently the 'China plague.' How depriving millions of young Americans from using the TikTok app, putting 1,500 U.S.-based TikTok … Continue reading Why Trump must ban Tik Tok in the US

What to expect as the $600 unemployment boost

The $600 boost in weekly unemployment checks ends Friday. With negotiations between Democrats and Republicans at an impasse, millions relying on that aid are in the dark as to what comes next. Meanwhile, the economic recovery appears to have stalled or reversed, coronavirus infections are surging, eviction protections have expired for many and plans to reopen schools remain in … Continue reading What to expect as the $600 unemployment boost

What experts say about China’s countermeasure

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said Friday the diplomats of the U.S. consulate general in Chengdu interfered in China's internal affairs and engaged in activities that were not in line with their diplomatic identities. Wang urged the U.S. to withdraw its decision to close China's consulate general in Houston and make efforts to bring … Continue reading What experts say about China’s countermeasure

UK Prime Minister: No travel is risk-free during this pandemic

The government has been criticised for announcing mandatory quarantine rules, without warning, on Saturday evening - just hours before they were due to come into effect. Labour criticised the "chaotic nature of the decision making" but Number 10 has defended the last-minute move, saying border measures and travel advice can be "changed rapidly" in order … Continue reading UK Prime Minister: No travel is risk-free during this pandemic

China issues new warning to the United States

China strongly condemns the U.S. for asking China to close its Consulate General in Houston, Texas, urging it to recall its wrong decision or there will be countermeasures, said the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Wednesday. The U.S. abruptly asked China to close its Consulate General in Houston in 72 hours starting July 21. The move, … Continue reading China issues new warning to the United States

2 whistleblowers to receive $3,006,000 for exposing False Claims Act violations

Longwood Management Corporation and 27 affiliated skilled nursing facilities (Longwood) have agreed to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by submitting false claims to Medicare for rehabilitation therapy services that were not reasonable or necessary, the Department of Justice announced today. Longwood is headquartered in California and the 27 skilled nursing facilities … Continue reading 2 whistleblowers to receive $3,006,000 for exposing False Claims Act violations