Sunday, July 19, 2020

Event Update For 2020-07-18

The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.

A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.

Category: Variety Pack

2020-07-18 - Person found dead in burning car at 1:44 AM on street in Thermal (California):

Quote: "The Riverside County Sheriff's department confirmed 1 person was found in the car after Firefighters extinguished the flames. Riverside County Sheriff Deputies have blocked off Pierce Street from Avenue 57 to Airport Boulevard due to a car fire. The blaze broke was reported at 1:44 Saturday morning on Ave. 57 and Pierce st."

2020-07-18 - Landfill fire breaks out in Wendell (North Carolina):

2020-07-18 - Steel business heavily damaged by massive fire at 5 AM in Ambridge (Pennsylvania):

2020-07-18 - Pallet yard goes up in flames on Telegraph Road in Commerce (California):

2020-07-18 - Wildfire grows to 24,000+ acres near Coalinga (California):

2020-07-18 - At least four parked cars and building destroyed by fire at car dealership on US 183 in Austin (Texas):

Quote: "The Austin Fire Department reports the fire is now under control, but the building is a total loss, and at least four vehicles were destroyed."

Quote: "The cause of the fire is considered accidental, according to AFD. From witness reports, it is believed the fire started in the rear of one of the vehicles in the storage area. The fire then traveled from one vehicle to inside the building, AFD says."

2020-07-18 - US shatters coronavirus record with over 77,000 cases in a day:

2020-07-18 - Car veers off road, plunges into retention pond, in Sharpsburg (Georgia), 2 killed:

Quote: "Investigators are working to determine the cause of a car crash that killed two people after their vehicle went down a ravine and into a retention pond. The crash occurred Friday night at the NGC Theatre in Sharpsburg, where a 2018 Infiniti Q50 drove through a fence on the property, went down a 100-foot embankment, and landed in the water, according to Shift Commander Don Pickford with Coweta County Fire Rescue."

2020-07-18 - Why a great reset based on green energy isn't possible:

2020-07-18 - Brush fire breaks out in the Sepulveda Basin in Van Nuys (California):

2020-07-18 - Boat bursts into flame on Keuka Lake (New York):

2020-07-18 - Boat bursts into flame at Aberdeen West Typhoon Shelter in coastal Hong Kong (China):

Note: These are the 652nd and 653rd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-07-18 - Passenger bus bursts into flame at airport in Paris (France):

Note: This is the 172nd bus to burn in 2020...

2020-07-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-64 in Franklin County (Kentucky):

2020-07-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-55 near Bloomington (Illinois):

Note: These are the 1019th and 1020th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2020...

2020-07-18 - Garbage truck bursts into flame at facility in Elk Grove Village (Illinois):

2020-07-18 - Van bursts into flame at McDonald's in Kapolei (Hawaii):

2020-07-18 - Van bursts into flame on Parkway West in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):

2020-07-18 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads, home heavily damaged, in Lafayette (Louisiana):

Quote: "Firefighters found the vehicle under a carport and engulfed in flames, the heat from which ignited the carport and interior of the home. The fire was brought under control within ten minutes, but the vehicle and the home sustained heavy fire damage."

2020-07-18 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on US 20 near Idaho Falls (Idaho):

2020-07-18 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Highway 290 near Carmine (Texas):

2020-07-18 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at restaurant in Abilene (Texas):

2020-07-18 - Car bursts into flame at Wendy’s on South Memorial Drive in Greenville (North Carolina):

Quote: "The couple says the car is brand new and they have no idea how the fire started."

2020-07-18 - Car bursts into flame on Jefferson Avenue in St. Louis (Missouri):

Note: Less than 5 miles from me, and close to the Mississippi River...

2020-07-18 - Car bursts into flame at McDonald's in Strasburg (Ohio):

2020-07-18 - Car bursts into flame on Route 23 in Pequannock (New Jersey):

2020-07-18 - Car bursts into flame on street in Broxburn (Scotland):

2020-07-18 - Car bursts into flame outside apartment building in Sutton Coldfield (Britain):

2020-07-18 - Car bursts into flame on Chilton Street in Bridgwater (Britain):

2020-07-18 - Motorcycle bursts into flame in coastal Exmouth (Britain):

2020-07-18 - Auto store and restaurant destroyed by fire at 4 AM in Covelo (California):

2020-07-18 - Barn destroyed by fire at 3:30 AM on Brushrow Road in Xenia (Ohio):

2020-07-18 - Barn destroyed by fire in Leighterton (Britain):

2020-07-18 - Zoo damaged by fire in Rising Sun (Maryland), 6 animals killed:

2020-07-18 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Belk Street in Sumter (South Carolina):

2020-07-18 - Home destroyed by fire, another home heavily damaged, on SE 19th Street in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

2020-07-18 - Two homes go up in flames after carport fire on East Laurel Avenue in Visalia (California):

2020-07-18 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on Lake Park Drive in Smyrna (Georgia):

2020-07-18 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on Bueno Court in Riverside (Ohio):

2020-07-18 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Lawton (Oklahoma):

2020-07-18 - Deadly fire burns home on Ravenna Avenue Northeast in coastal Seattle (Washington), 1 killed:

2020-07-18 - Deadly basement fire burns apartment building at 11:15 PM on West Godfrey Avenue in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:

2020-07-18 - Vacant bowling alley destroyed by fire in coastal Hayward (California):

2020-07-18 - Seal washes ashore dead at coastal Crosby Beach (Britain):

2020-07-18 - Hundreds of starfish wash ashore dead on beach in coastal Coronel (Chile):

2020-07-18 - Man dies after being pulled unconscious from swimming pool at home on Linden Avenue in coastal Cranston (Rhode Island):

Quote: "A man has died after being found unresponsive in a swimming pool at a home on Linden Ave in Cranston."

2020-07-18 - Man, 63, found dead in swimming pool at condos in coastal Pattaya (Thailand):

Quote: "Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a swimming pool at a condominium in Pattaya. First responders were called around 5pm on Saturday (18 July) to a condominium in Nong Prue where they found the body of a 63 year old Norweigan man. A security guard at the condominium told police he saw the victim swimming in the pool at around 4.45pm. When the guard walked past the pool again a short time later, he saw the lifeless body of the man laying face down in the water. The guard jumped in and pulled the man out of the pool but he was already dead."

2020-07-18 - Man, 27, found dead on coastal Cedar Grove Beach in New Dorp (New York):

2020-07-18 - Man, 72, falls off boat in the water and dies in the Erie Canal in Macedon (New York):

2020-07-18 - Man, 49, found dead in Lake Ontario at Southwick Beach State Park in Ellisburg (New York):

2020-07-18 - Person found dead in pond at Armstrong Park in Lafayette (Indiana):

2020-07-18 - Man, 65, found dead in lake after empty 'ghost boat' found, in St. Tammany Parish (Louisiana):

2020-07-18 - Man, 20, found dead in the water at quarry near Caney (Oklahoma):

2020-07-18 - Man, 18, found dead in the water at quarry in Thurston County (Washington):

2020-07-18 - Man, 58, found dead in the Appomattox River in Chesterfield County (Virginia):

2020-07-18 - Man, 22, presumed dead after disappearing into the water in Pewaukee Lake (Wisconsin):

2020-07-18 - Man found dead in coastal Great Egg Harbor Inlet (New Jersey):

2020-07-18 - Man, 54, has 'medical event' at jail, dies shortly later, in coastal Clearwater (Florida):

Quote: "A 54-year-old Pinellas County inmate died at the hospital after suffering from what deputies called some sort of medical event."

2020-08-18 - Man, 19, found dead in Canton (Massachusetts):

2020-07-18 - Man in his 60s found dead in lake in Val-David (Canada):

2020-07-18 - Man has 'medical emergency' while driving, pulls over and dies, near coastal Manakau (New Zealand):

Quote: "Details have emerged of a fatal medical emergency, and near head-on collision, after an incident at the start of a busy weekend on roads north of Wellington. The driver’s last moments were spent guiding his car across oncoming traffic on a busy highway - only to pull up, put the vehicle in park, then pass out. Police confirmed that the man could not be revived after the medical event on Friday at about 7pm."

2020-07-18 - Man found dead on beach in coastal Mayaro on the island of Trinidad:

2020-07-18 - Man, 50, dies in the water at Sidney Alley Beach in coastal Herzliya (Israel):

2020-07-18 - Man, 56, drops dead in park in Palsora (India):

2020-07-18 - Man, 26, has 'medical incident', pickup truck crashes, in Tulsa County (Oklahoma), 1 injured:

Quote: "Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Henry Bell, 26, of St Amant, Louisiana, was driving northbound on US 75 when he had a 'medical incident' which caused him to leave the road and hit a wire median."

2020-07-18 - Woman, 66, has 'medical episode', car crashes into sign and power box, in Kearneys Spring (Australia), 1 killed:

Quote: "A Toowoomba woman has died after suffering what police believe was a medical episode behind the wheel of her car on Saturday evening. The 66 year old woman's car had stopped at an intersection in Kearney Springs but then rolled away, hit a traffic sign and mounted the gutter before running into a power box. The driver, from Harristown, was declared dead at the scene."

2020-07-18 - Driver has 'medical incident', car crashes off road, near coastal Thorpeness (Britain), 1 injured:

Quote: "A driver has been airlifted to hospital after a car left the road as a result of what police believe was a medical incident."

2020-07-18 - Small plane makes emergency landing on North Greeley Avenue near the Willamette River in Portland (Oregon):

2020-07-18 - Small plane makes emergency landing on Deerfield Drive in Miami Township (Ohio):

2020-07-18 - Tour bus overturns at Jasper National Park (Canada), 3 killed, several injured:

2020-07-18 - Car veers off road at 2:30 AM, crashes into bridge, bursts into flame, in coastal Seattle (Washington), 500 feet from the ocean, 1 killed:

2020-07-18 - Building collapses on Groesbeck Highway in Fraser (Michigan):

2020-07-18 - Woman has 'medical emergency' outside train station in coastal Tynemouth (Britain), 1350 feet from the ocean:

Quote: "A woman has been taken to hospital after suffering a medical emergency outside the Metro station in Tynemouth."

2020-07-18 - Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) hits Rock Lake east of Sault Ste. Marie (Canada):

2020-07-18 - Coronavirus cases double in less than a month to reach two million in Brazil:


  1. Wishing Jonny and everyone well on Monday. Heat week here in s/e PA. Things are shaping up to be dire by fall of this year, with the "election" of one of two knuckleheads to lead us off the cliff being just one factor in a complicated mess.

    As we see from Jonny's evidence above, we're in fire season now with homes, businesses, landfills, wildfires, and vehicles going up in flames all over the place. Medical incidents keep coming at a steady clip, affecting people driving, being in water, in boats, on the beach or in jail. Nobody but Jonny explains what these "medical episodes" actually ARE.

    As America’s Economic Suffering Grows, The Calls For More Socialism Grow Louder

    It is during moments of great crisis that we find out who we really are, and that is why the governmental response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been so heartbreaking. Instead of rallying around our founding principles, Democrats and Republicans have both gravitated toward “solutions” that are in the exact opposite direction. Bigger government programs, more government tyranny and huge socialist transfer payments have all been greatly welcomed by the mainstream media and by large portions of the U.S. population, and at the same time very few voices are warning us that these measures are eroding our fundamental rights, exploding the size of our national debt and setting extremely dangerous precedents for the future. [more; capitalism CLEARLY isn't working for most]

    Monday, 20 July 2020
    More on the US civil war

    CIVIL WAR ANALYSIS: Black Lives Matter terror cells will
    carry out “armed flash mob” killing sprees on White
    communities while corporate America provides funding for
    illegal weapons

    (Natural News) Civil war is now inevitable in America as left-wing terrorism groups such as Antifa and Black Lives Matter grow ever more confident thanks to 269 corporations funneling hundreds of millions of dollars into their hands, some of which is being used to purchase automatic weapons parts smuggled into the United States by China.

    Update: The China weapons smuggling ring has now expanded into Louisville, Kentucky as well as Detroit, both hubs of Black Lives Matter terrorist recruitment, as well as the NFAC black militant groups who are already marching in formation, wielding weapons and threatening White occupants of vehicles.

    It’s no exaggeration to state that McDonald’s, Netflix, Google, Nike, Apple and other well-known brands are now openly supporting left-wing terrorist operations in America. And they offer no apologies for doing so. This is the new America, where the tech giants, the media and the corporations are all-in with left-wing terrorists who openly call for killing police, executing Whites and overthrowing the government. [more]

    The latest from Max Igan

    Badger Fire prompts evacuations north of Yreka, California

    Two wildfires that merged about three miles north of Yreka, California are prompting evacuations in some areas west of Highway 263. The Humbug and Badger Fires, near Badger Mountain Road and Hawkinsville Humbug Road, are now identified as the Badger Fire. [more]

    Major Eruption of Stromboli Volcano in Italy in Videos

    A major explosion occurred on July 19, 2020, 03:00:45 a.m., at Stromboli Volcano in Italy. [more]

    [part II follows]

  2. [methane bomb going off?]
    Very high releases of methane in Arctic Ocean above Severnaya Zemlya

    [includes this]
    Arctic Sea Ice, Methane & Climate Roundup with Margo (July 19, 2020) [~ 75.5 min. video; and also this article]

    Significant Heat Returning to Siberia This Week

    The heat blast in Siberia continues in 2020. This week, temperatures of 30-34 C (86-93 F) will impact parts of northern Siberia, including close to the shores of the Laptev Sea and the East Siberian Sea.

    Monday will be abnormally warm close to the Arctic Ocean, but the hot weather will come farther north Tuesday-Saturday (at least). The following are forecast air temperature maps from the American Global Forecast System model. [more]

    Contact Tracers" SPREAD COVID-19 - Represent a Clear and Present Danger

    It stands to reason that the Contact Tracer himself is coming into contact with people known to have been exposed, and has therefore been exposed to, and may be spreading the actual disease.

    DO NOT GET TESTED FOR COVID-19. You should absolutely refuse to get tested for COVID-19 if you are not sick. The reasons you should refrain from getting tested are numerous. First, there is NO TREATMENT and NO CURE if you test positive. So getting tested serves no medical or health purpose.

    Worse, the test results are NOT KEPT PRIVATE!!!!!!!! Any "positive" test result is sent to public health authorities without your consent, in direct violation of HIPPA privacy; but because it is GOVERNMENT violating your privacy, they let themselves get away with it. In fact, if you or anyone in your home tests "positive" your home address is entered into a government database used by Police, Fire and EMS. If any of those services are dispatched to your house for nay reason, the computer system tells the Dispatcher "UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS REQUIRED AT THIS ADDRESS."

    By-The-Way; MASKS ARE USELESS [more]

    The evolution of Dr Fauci
    Then and now: the evolution of Dr Fauci [~ 10 min. video]
    [includes ~ 75 min. Tru News video]

    ‘Very Rare’: World War I Illness Spreads in Denver

    Dr. Michelle Barron, medical director of infection prevention and control at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, received an unusual call last month from the microbiology lab: confirmation of the third case this year of trench fever, a rare condition transmitted by body lice that plagued soldiers during World War I.

    Trench fever is characterized by relapsing fever, bone pain (particularly in the shins), headache, nausea, vomiting and malaise. Some of those infected can develop skin lesions or a life-threatening infection of their heart valves.

    The condition is caused by the bacterium Bartonella quintana, a close relative of the bug that causes cat scratch fever. Colonies of it live in the digestive systems of body lice and are excreted in their feces. The bugs can enter the body through a scratch in the skin or through the eyes or nose. Dried lice feces can be infectious for up to 12 months. [more]

    Stranded on ships, 200,000 seafarers struggle in virus limbo

    From engineers on cargo ships to waiters on luxury cruise liners, ocean-based workers around the world have been caught up in what the United Nations warns is a growing humanitarian crisis that has been blamed for several suicides.

    Many have been trapped on vessels for months after their tours were supposed to end as travel restrictions disrupted normal crew rotations. [more]

    [part III awaits]

  3. Oil prices to roll back tomorrow

    Oil companies are set to cut prices of their products at the pump tomorrow (Tuesday, July 21) following an upward movement last week. [more; there's little demand from unemployment]

    US Oil & Gas Rig Tally Hits Record Lows for 11 Straight Weeks

    Robert Downey Jr and Tom Holland surprise fan who protected sister from dog attack

    China discharges floodwater in Huai River [76 sec. news video and article]

    [KEEP IT!]
    At least 120,000 Americans are needed to test COVID-19 vaccines. A 'very encouraging' 107,000 are so far signed up.

    At a time when some Americans are concerned about the safety of a COVID-19 vaccine, tens of thousands have already volunteered to help bring one into existence.

    As of last week, more than 107,000 people had signed up to take part in testing.

    “That’s why we’re optimistic that we’re going to be able to get the trials enrolled in an expeditious way. I think we can do what we need to do,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
    [more; yeah? Let's see YOU take it!]

    Wildfire risk increasing across Spain, Portugal

    Sweltering temperatures are expected across Portugal and parts of western Spain again on Monday as afternoon temperatures climb above 32 degrees Celsius (90 degrees Fahrenheit) in most areas. High temperatures above 38 C (100 F) will be common in far eastern Portugal and central Spain to start the week. [more]

    [part IV next]

  4. Astrophysicists unveil biggest-ever 3D map of Universe

    Astrophysicists on Monday published the largest-ever 3D map of the Universe, the result of an analysis of more than four million galaxies and ultra-bright, energy-packed quasars.

    The efforts of hundreds of scientists from around 30 institutions worldwide have yielded a "complete story of the expansion of the universe", said Will Percival of the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.

    In the project launched more than two decades ago, the researchers made "the most accurate expansion history measurements over the widest-ever range of cosmic time", he said in a statement. [more]

    [from Water Wars news]
    More clashes in Mexico over repaying U.S. water debt

    Farmers once again clashed with Mexican military forces Sunday to protest releases of water from a dam to repay a water debt owed to the United States.

    Video posted by congressman Mario Mata Carrasco showed tear gas canisters being fired over the heads of protesters at the Las Virgines dam in in the northern border state of Chihuahua. A line of military police and National Guard trucks could be seen at the dam.

    Farmers in Chihuahua say they need the water for local crops, and the state government said it had reached an agreement to halt water releases from the dam until talks could be held Tuesday.

    But Mexico's National Water Commission said there was enough water for local crops like tree nuts, watermelons, chile, onions and alfalfa, and that the releases were ongoing.

    Under a 1944 treaty, Mexico owes the United States about 415,000 acre-feet (512 million cubic meters) yearly that must be paid by Oct. 24. Payment is made by releasing water from dams in Mexico. Mexico has fallen badly behind in payments from previous years and now has to quickly catch up on water transfers. [more]

    Trump Prepping To Dispatch Federal Squads To More Democratic Cities, Warns Mark Meadows

    The Trump administration is preparing to roll out a plan this week to send controversial military-style federal squads already in Portland into other cities, warned White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, who only named locations with Democratic mayors. [more]

    Shopfronts Smashed in Downtown Seattle During Defund Police Protest [~ 30 sec. news video]

  5. [some Monday headlines from Rice Farmer]
    News Links, July 20, 2020
    Rice Farmer

    Wealthy Investors Worried About Life After Pandemic, See Lasting Lifestyle Changes: UBS Survey

    Virus Resurgence Poses Biggest Risk To US Economy: IMF

    Zimbabwe could be headed for political upheaval as economic and health crises spiral

    The Express Train to Insolvency

    Banks Double Loan Loss Reserves 'Everybody Is Struggling'

    US Navy orders General Dynamics NASSCO to stop work after fire on USS Kearsarge

    Pentagon Gives Trump Options for Cutting Troop Levels in South Korea

    US Navy scuppers flawed Littoral Combat Ship fleet [JUNK!]

    Are China-US relations drifting closer towards war?

    Bankers and Investors Finding Fracking Industry's Underlying Models Prove Overly Optimistic

    Minister: Iraq to face severe shortages as river flows drop
    Iraq's minister of water resources says his country will face severe water shortages if agreements are not forged with neighbouring Turkey over Ankara's irrigation and dam projects that have decreased river inflows to Iraq's parched plains.

    Infinite Carbon-Free Energy Is Closer Than Ever
    Don't get excited. Recall that nuclear fusion power was sold to us as an amazing energy source that would be "too cheap to meter," but look at the mess. Every technology comes with drawbacks, pitfalls, dangers, and costs. There's no mention of them at all in this cheerleading article. -- RF

    High levels of pesticide residues found in vegetables in [Kathmandu] Valley

    Indonesian rescuers hunt for dozens missing after floods kill 36

    Brazil's Bolsonaro under pressure to protect Amazon

    Siberia heat 'almost impossible' without climate change

    'Resounding' Win for Public Health and Climate as Judge Blocks Trump Attempt to Gut Methane Restrictions

    Sweden kept its country relatively open during the coronavirus pandemic, but its elderly paid a price

    For first time, world records one million coronavirus cases in 100 hours: Reuters tally

    U.S. reports more than 70,000 new coronavirus infections for second day in a row

    Russia's Coronavirus Cases Pass 770K

    Rouhani says 25 million Iranians may have been infected with coronavirus

    COVID-19: Colombia and Japan report record single-day increases

    Breathtaking virus numbers show normal life still far away

    Coronavirus death toll passes 600,000 with 43% in Western Hemisphere

    More than 20,000 troops have contracted COVID-19, as numbers continue to rise [the tests are flawed and the #s skewed]

    Pompeo Says U.S. Should Limit Which Human Rights It Defends

    Powell & Iraq—Regime Change, Not Disarmament: The Fundamental Lie

    Super heavy trucks ruin roads

    1984 plastic bag, toothpaste tube found deep off Boso Peninsula
    A 36-year-old plastic hamburger bag was found on the seabed more than 5,000 meters deep off the Boso Peninsula, underscoring the durability of the waste that is plaguing the world's oceans.

    China blasts dam to release floodwaters as death toll rises

    Warnings Grow: "We Are in a Massive Economic Downturn"

    Jamie Dimon's warning for the U.S. economy — nobody knows what comes next

    These restaurant chains filed for bankruptcy during the pandemic

    Georgia's Covid Improvement was a Big Lie by the Governor

    Debt fatigue, not coronavirus, is destroying America

    'It's A Hoax' Say California's Anti-mask Proponents

    The new normal: Overwhelmed morgues, crowded hospitals, older Americans stuck at home

    American billionaires have made an average of $42 billion a week throughout the pandemic

    Trump's White House Moves Bush, Clinton Portraits To Disused Room

  6. [breaking news]

    Firefighters Battle Massive Building Fire at Farm in Salem County, NJ

    The fire started at a building on 112 Cemetery Road early Monday evening. Firefighters continue to fight the flames. Officials have not yet revealed whether anyone was hurt.

    This story is developing. Check back for updates.

    Elephant crushes scholar to death in Sri Lanka

    A young university scholar has become the latest victim of a deadly wild elephant attack in Sri Lanka, officials said Monday, after a growing spate of similar incidents across the island nation.

    The 32-year-old was returning to her hostel at the University of Jaffna on Sunday when she was trampled. [more]

    China blasts dam on Yangtze tributary to ease flooding, death toll climbs to more than 150

    Authorities in central China have blasted a dam on the Yangtze River tributary on Sunday, July 19, 2020, to ease surging waters amid severe flooding. The grim situation has left millions affected, damaged more than 28 000 houses, and caused more than 150 fatalities-- 23 of which were reported since Thursday alone, July 16. [more]

    US Virus Updates: Trump to Resume Daily Briefings; False Positives Found at Conn. Lab

    Despite flickers of an economic upswing as states eased stay-at-home orders in May and June, the jobless rate remained at double digits with more than 1 million people filing for unemployment for 17 straight weeks. Now many households are facing a cash crunch and losing employer-backed health insurance coverage.

    First COVID-19, Now Mosquitoes: Bracing for Bug-Borne Ills

    public health officials in the region are warning about another potentially bad summer for EEE and other insect-borne illnesses.

    EEE saw an unexpected resurgence last summer across 10 states: Alabama, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Rhode Island and Tennessee.

    There were 38 human cases and 15 deaths from the virus, with many of the cases in Massachusetts and Michigan, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most years, the country sees just half a dozen cases of the virus in humans, the agency said.