JUST FYI: I’m back on Parler as @InstaPundit. Better than Twitter! If you want there to be alternative platforms, you need to support alternative platforms.

#RESIST: Soros-Backed Virginia Prosecutors Face Recall Amid Crime Surge. “A new Virginia nonprofit, Virginians for Safe Communities, is launching a campaign to recall Fairfax County’s Steve Descano, Loudoun County’s Buta Biberaj, and Arlington County’s Parisa Dehghani-Tafti from their respective offices, the group announced in a Monday statement. The progressive attorneys took office in January 2020 after Soros spent more than $2 million supporting their campaigns. All three have since implemented lenient law enforcement policies, decisions that have coincided with a rise in crime.”

JIM TREACHER: Lindsey Graham Got the Virus, But Not Despite Getting Vaccinated. “No. No, no, no, no, no. Wrong. Whether or not Lindsey Graham becomes seriously ill, and I sincerely hope he doesn’t, it’s not despite the vaccine. That’s like saying somebody survived a gunshot despite wearing a bulletproof vest. Wait, what? No. That’s the whole point of the vest! It still sucks when the bad thing happens to you, but you have a much better chance of living through it because you took preventative measures. Vest or vaccine, it’s the same idea.”

DON’T BUY FROM CHINA? How to Keep the Automotive Chip Shortage From Happening Again.

YES, BUT HE’S A DEMOCRAT: Several Media Outlets Knew Cuomo Was Trying To Destroy One Of His Accusers. “Several media outlets knew that Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was trying to destroy one of the women who accused him of sexual harassment. Rich Azzopardi, Cuomo’s director of communications and senior adviser, sent a file on Cuomo accuser Lindsey Boylan to journalists from several prominent outlets, documents show. The files were sent hours after Boylan publicly accused Cuomo of sexual harassment in December of 2020. . . . New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Tuesday that an independent investigation found that Cuomo had sexually harassed multiple women. James said that Cuomo had violated state and federal law by subjecting employees to offensive or sexually charged comments as well as unwanted touching. He also was involved in pressure campaigns to keep them quiet, the investigation found.”

FLOUTING THE RULES TO OWN THE PEASANTS: These 12 High-Profile Politicians Got Caught Violating Their Own COVID Rules.

A REMEDY FOR WOKE NONSENSE: Red, White, and Black: Rescuing American History from Revisionists and Race Hustlers. Edited by Robert Woodson, with chapters by John McWhorter, Shelby Steele, Clarence Page, Carol Swain, and more.

HIGHER EDUCATION IMPLOSION UPDATE: Professor Sues Student, University After Provost Overrules Her and Awards Him a Participation Grade.

THESE MARGINS DWARF ANY RECENT ELECTIONS: 57% COMFORTABLE ATTENDING INDOOR SOCIAL EVENTS WITHOUT MASKS.

Fifty-seven percent (57%) of voters would feel comfortable going without a mask to an indoor restaurant, bar, or other social settings with a large number of people. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 40% would be uncomfortable.

These numbers are essentially unchanged since late May. That stability is interesting for a variety of reasons. In late May, 56% were confident that the worst of the pandemic is behind us. That figure has fallen to 28% today. Additionally, the CDC guidance on wearing masks has changed, a fact that 61% of voters recognize.

One possible explanation for this is that a large number of people are simply not following the CDC guidelines. Among those who recognize that the CDC recommends even vaccinated people to wear masks at indoor social events, 42% are comfortable attending such events without a mask. That’s consistent with data from a few months ago showing that just 33% of voters have been following the CDC guidance very closely.

Well, the CDC isn’t trusted.

Plus: 62% oppose new lockdowns, 31% want them.

OUT: GET VACCINATED AND YOU PROBABLY NEED A BOOSTER. IN: People chasing Covid-19 vaccine boosters create headaches for the health care system.

The entire U.S. health care system has been single-mindedly focused on getting Covid-19 vaccine shots in arms, but as the Delta variant spreads, the country’s decentralized vaccination campaign is presenting a different challenge — how to police people seeking unauthorized booster shots.

The buzz around booster shots for Covid-19 vaccines has intensified in recent weeks as Pfizer has sought approval for a third shot of its vaccine regimen, and Israel, the United Kingdom, and Germany have greenlit additional shots. Federal officials in the United States say that booster shots are not needed yet. But some anxious patients are nonetheless trying to get them — either by asking a health care provider willing to prescribe an extra shot, or by lying about their earlier vaccination.

So there. But maybe they’re depriving people who want a first shot of chances? Nope. “Because vaccine supplies have been so plentiful in recent weeks, ensuring patients aren’t overloading on vaccines hasn’t necessarily been top of mind for providers.”

This story line seems to be appearing all over all of a sudden. Why?

FOR THE CHILDREN™: New Study Shows Just How Much School Lockdowns Harm Innocent Kids. “The McKinsey report uses testing results from spring 2021, translating points-based scores into a “months-of-learning-lost” metric and comparing this year’s results to pre-pandemic levels. The results show that, on average, elementary school students lost the equivalent of five months—or half a school year—of learning in math, and four months in reading. Results varied by race and income, and unsurprisingly, students of color and from poorer families suffered most.”

HIGH TESTOSTERONE MAY NOT MAKE YOU A SUCCESS. It may even work the other way:

There are plausible mechanisms for this too. First, we know that socioeconomic disadvantage is stressful, and chronic stress can lower testosterone. Second, how a person perceives their status relative to others in society might influence their testosterone: studies of sports matches, usually between men, have often found that testosterone rises in the winner compared to the loser.

It’s also possible that some third factor is responsible for the associations seen in previous studies. For instance, higher testosterone in men is linked to good health – and good health may also help people succeed in their careers.

So there you are.

EVERYTHING IS RACIST: Now You Are a Racist if You Don’t Want Your Kid Near a Pit Bull.

READER BOOK RECOMMENDATION: The Last Stand of Fox Company: A True Story of U.S. Marines in Combat

You can see the full list of book recommendations here.

GOOD: Exercise improves health through changes to DNA.

ANNALS OF LEFTIST AUTOPHAGY: The left is furious with Biden as eviction moratorium ends.

CIVIL RIGHTS UPDATE: It Just Got Harder to Buy a Gun in Colorado.

HB21-1298 “Expand Firearm Transfer Background Check Requirements,” went into effect on June 29, and is specifically designed to “address the epidemic of gun violence we have seen in Colorado,” said bill sponsor Sen. Julie Gonzales, D-Denver.

Under existing federal law, if a background check doesn’t come back after three days, gun dealers can transfer a firearm to another person. However, HB 1298 undoes this and requires gun dealers to get approval — no matter how long it takes — before transferring a gun.

Additionally, before the enactment of HB 1298, when a background check resulted in denying someone a firearm transfer, they could appeal the decision, and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation was required to review that person’s background records and render a final decision within 30 days. HB 1298 changes that 30-day deadline to 60 days and allows for indefinite denial in certain instances.

Finally, HB 1298 adds 11 misdemeanors the list of background check disqualifiers and makes it so those convicted of these misdemeanors can’t purchase or possess a gun for five years from the date of conviction.

Spoiler: None of these provisions will do anything to combat the surge of so-called “gun violence” occurring in badly-run, Democrat-controlled (but I repeat myself) cities.

#JOURNALISM:

THEY DON’T EVEN WISH THEY KNEW HOW TO QUIT HIM: NYT Says It’s Trump’s Fault Biden Isn’t Pleasing the Climate Change Cult Quickly Enough.

HERE WE GO: NYC will require vaccination proof for indoor dining, gyms.

PORKULUS II: THE REVENGE. 2,702 Pages Of Pork. “All this only scratches the surface of a bill week-kneed Republicans are telling us is acceptable only because it doesn’t have every leftwing wishlist item the $3.5 trillion “infrastructure” bill does.”

VODKAPUNDIT PRESENTS YOUR DAILY INSANITY WRAP: Fourth Capitol Hill Riot Police Officer Commits Suicide, Welcome to Insanity Wrap Conspiracy Central.

Plus:

  • Soros financier has us wondering if QAnon was right all along
  • Neurodivergent minors are using kitty and pup and bunnyself pronouns because our stupidest possible timeline somehow just got stupider
  • It’s news when a reporter reports news

So much more at the link, you’d have to be crazy to miss it.

READER BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS: Vernor Vinge’s Rainbows End: A Novel with One Foot in the Future. This is the only book by Vinge I have ever read.

For all book recommendations, go here.

A FEDERAL TAX ON EVERY MILE YOU DRIVE: The Lid reports it’s on page 511 of the draft text of the Senate infrastructure bill, authorization for a national pilot project for a Mileage-Based User Fee for every mile you drive. Glenn highlighted the privacy concerns of such a program in Road & Track in 2019.

CHANGE: Number of students being homeschooled in Colorado more than doubles. “Colorado is representative of what we’re seeing across the country – which is families had to make a lot of hard decisions last year and some of them chose to homeschool. Either for family flexibility or disenchantment with how remote school was going or they didn’t like the hybrid model — there are a lot of reasons where homeschooling may have been a better fit during the pandemic.”

After, too.

ALL THE EVIDENCE INDICATES THAT NATURAL “RECOVERED” IMMUNITY IS AT LEAST AS GOOD AS THE VACCINES: Law professor with naturally acquired COVID immunity battles GMU’s strict vaccine mandate. “Multiple clinical studies have shown that natural immunity provides at least as much protection against reinfection as the most effective vaccines—and unquestionably more protection than less-effective vaccines from China and elsewhere that university policy approves.”

Oh, please. If they’ll accept Sinovac then they’re not serious about health. They’re just too greedy to turn down foreign students who pay full tuition.

QUESTION ASKED: “If it’s okay for a privileged Democrat like Barack Obama to have a bunch of people surrounding him for his birthday party as the Delta variant spreads, why isn’t it okay for anyone else to do so?”

TALCULM X: White Privilege? Racial Trickster Shaun King Buys Lakeside Mansion.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: REPORT: Public university presidents’ salaries, tuition hikes since Great Recession.

JOANNE JACOBS: SF school board, union undercut pandemic hubs. “’Political infighting undercut the effectiveness of city-sponsored learning hubs for vulnerable students last year,’ writes Jill Tucker in the San Francisco Chronicle, citing a report by independent researchers.”

It would be much easier to still believe in public education if only public educators still believed in public education.

THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF LAW IS SEARCHING FOR A NEW DEAN. It’s a pretty good gig as deanships go, with a happy productive faculty and a sensible and supportive university administration.

RADLEY BALKO: I don’t think those identical tweets are coming from Chinese bots:

It’s almost like you can’t trust stuff on social media.

NO, AND THAT’S WHY CHINA CONTINUES TO CONTROL THE INFORMATION: Can US know COVID origins conclusively when China controls the information?

CONVENTIONAL NON-WISDOM:

Peggy Noonan’s column in the Wall Street Journal on Saturday is a very clear exposé of the profound political division in America today. Her position is that Donald Trump is a deadly combination of crazy, dishonest, and incompetent, that there can be no possible question that he was and is unsuited to be president, and that he was unquestionably honestly defeated in the presidential election. More, he deliberately incited a violent assault upon the U.S. Capitol on January 6, his party is afraid of him even though his support is thin and diminishing, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s investigation into the events of January 6 must be pursued with energy and thoroughness, for the chief purpose of ensuring that Trump never returns to public office.

This is the epiphany of the comparatively civilized Trump-hater and it is almost entirely false.

At no point does Noonan dispute the accomplishments of the Trump Administration, and I do not recall that she has ever disputed them. The near elimination of illegal immigration and of unemployment and the sharply rising incomes in low-income ethnic minority areas, reduced taxes, the identification in sober terms of the Chinese challenge, the elimination of oil imports, the extermination of ISIS, shaping up of NATO, the Abraham Accords in the Middle East, and the pressure on Iran and de-escalation of the confrontation with North Korea; to the best of my recollection as a regular reader of hers, Noonan never disputed any of this.

And yet previously she has compared Trumpism to metastatic cancer. This and similarly extreme strictures establish her as one of the most perfervid of the respectable Trump haters.

Peggy is the voice of the establishment. Unfortunately, our current establishment is a toxic stew of corruption, incompetence, and disconnection from reality.

READER BOOK RECOMMENDATION: Commenter Blunt Force Karma suggests Thomas Sowell’s Intellectuals and Society.

You can view the whole “book club” list here.

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Matt Margolis: Kamala Harris’s Unpopularity Is Truly Historic. “What makes this significant is that Kamala Harris’s approval ratings matter a great deal. From the very beginning, there’s been a sort of co-presidency vibe from this administration.”

Kevin Downey Jr: Liberals Worldwide Are Ramping Up the Panic About COVID Stats. Here Are Some Fast Facts. “The woman who published the tweet below, Debbie Burnett, is running against Rep. Boebert in Colorado. She is histrionic about COVID. She is actually a veterinarian who volunteers at a hospital as a physical therapist. The rolling average of new COVID cases in Aspen (which is Boebert’s district) is five per day. This woman is dangerous.”

Yours Truly: The Dumbest Well-Read Man in America Wants to Pummel You Into Submission on Vaccines. “He was and remains the master of the ‘He couldn’t be that dumb for real, could he?’ explainer piece.”

JAMES LILEKS: Here it comes, it seems: the Remaskening! “Just remember: everything that is going amiss is due to people you don’t like. Right? No. But . . . everyone I like is guided by reason, right? Not necessarily. Or entirely.”

 

THAT’S NOT EVEN A SLAP ON THE WRIST FOR A CCP SPYWARE COMPANY AND ITS AMERICAN ENABLERS: Zoom to pay $85M for lying about encryption and sending data to Facebook and Google.

UNPOSSIBLE. KARENS EVERYWHERE HOLD THEM OUT AS LIFESAVERS. Disease Expert Tells CNN: Most Masks Don’t Really Work Against Wuhan Coronavirus.

To be fair, Fauci said that at one point. But then, he’s said everything at one point.

DON’T BE SILLY. JIM JONES WAS A DEMOCRAT-SUPPORTED LEFTY ACTIVIST. Liberal Media Scream: New CNN low, comparing Trump ‘cult’ to Jonestown massacre.

KRUISER’S MORNING BRIEF: High Noon at the Delta Variant Panic Porn Corral. “As Republicans look ahead to the 2022 midterm elections, it’s important that they realize that how they react to this lunatic overreach and overreaction from the Democrats may do more than anything to determine their success or failure next year. This isn’t time to draw a line in the sand, it’s time to push back so hard that the other side never gets near where the line would have been.”

HARSH BUT FAIR: U.S. Men’s Soccer Team Makes Country Proud, Unlike Women’s Team.

NOW BACK IN STOCK AND ON SALE: The whole dang game. 410 cards total. (Bumped)

K-12 IMPLOSION UPDATE: Masking kids and closing schools is irrational, unscientific child abuse.

I’M EXPECTING AN EARTH-SHATTERING KABOOM: SpaceX installs 29 engines on giant Super Heavy Mars rocket.

Super Heavy will initially sport 29 Raptors, and future versions will have 32 of the engines, Musk has said. Starship’s upper stage, a 165-foot-tall (50 meters) spacecraft called Starship, will be powered by six additional Raptors.

Three-engine Starship prototypes have flown multiple times, on test flights that reached a maximum altitude of 6.2 miles (10 kilometers). In May, a vehicle known as SN15 (“Serial No. 15”) became the first to ace this high-altitude hop, surviving its touchdown intact. (Several of SN15’s predecessors did well until the very end, failing to stick the landing.)

SN15’s success cleared the way for the coming orbital flight, which will be the first liftoff of a Super Heavy vehicle. A fully stacked Starship, consisting of a Super Heavy known as Booster 4 and the SN20 upper-stage prototype, will launch from South Texas.

The only question is when, and the EPA seems to be dragging its feet.

IT’S THE CORRUPT OLIGARCHY: Something is rotten about our big Blue cities.

PROFESSIONAL COURTESY: Liberals Still Sacrificing the Safety of Law-Abiding Black Americans to Appease Criminals.

D*MN IT, BEE!  LEAKED: Biden’s 8-Part Plan To Improve His Falling Poll Numbers.

Also sending Kamala and Doctor Fauci into the sun might give him a five point bounce. At least. I mean it won’t last, but it will help for a whole week. You know what, he could also launch Obama into the sun. Hilary into the sun. Nancy Pelosi into the sun….

I’m seeing the beginnings of a viable road to popularity.

MARK JUDGE: The left pathologizes everything it touches, except for a few sacred cows and fetishized victim groups.

In 2018 leftist websites like Vox and Slate used the term “homosociality” to criticize me and my high school friends. The term comes from the late writer Eve Sedgwick. In her 1985 book Between Men: English Literature and Male Homosocial Desire, Sedgwick describes homosociality as “the strong but not necessarily sexual affinities men have for other men.”

In other words, male bonding. Guys like to hang out with each other. Such activity these days is, of course, suspicious. Writing about homosociality for the far-left Vox during the height of the Kavanaugh madness, Tara Isabella Burton observed that when men bond, they are “terrified that this might be interpreted as homosexuality.” Guys are “desperate to prove their heterosexuality but trapped in a culture that does not allow them to engage emotionally or authentically with one another.”

As a result, we use women as “conduits,” or “safe outlets,” to express “our desire for one another.” This inevitably involves the “ritualized sexual humiliation” of women.

What does all this mean in English? It means that guys sometimes bond with each other by commiserating about how difficult women can be to figure out. This sometimes involves making fun of women, just as women make fun of men. This has been going on for thousands of years. One journalist who wrote about me and Brett found a girl who knew us in high school. “That class was really tight,” she observed about the Georgetown Prep class of 1983. “They were a really close group of guys. and I think, by and large, they were a really nice group of guys.”

Then the kicker: “They did have sort of a Marines mentality, a brothers-in-arms kind of thing.”

Strong bonds among men must be very dangerous to the left, given how hard it has worked to prevent them.

AND THOSE WERE FRIENDLY POLLS:  New polls show Kamala is the most disliked VP in at least half a century after only 6 months on the job.

Only extreme leftists can be puzzled as to why the rest of us resent Roundheels McClown Laugh having her designer boot on our collective necks.

WELL, I PERSONALLY THINK THERE CAN BE NO CIVILIZATION UNTIL ANTIFA IS GONE:  This Antifa podcaster says The 1619 Project is “too pro-American” and there can be no “redemption” until America is gone.

A NIGERIAN RAN AN INTERNET SCAM? INCONCEIVABLE!  Nigerian Instagram influencer pleads guilty to million-dollar fraud.

THE FEAR MONGERING CAN’T STAND UP TO AN ACTUAL EXAMINATION:  Fisking WuFlu “News”.

AS I SAID. BLUE GOVERNMENT MODELS, AT WAR WITH THEIR OWN PEOPLES:  Australian Government Begins Army Patrols to Keep Citizens in Lockdown Until Next Year.

ARE THEY RINOS OR PAID CHINESE AGENTS? Wake Up, RINOs!

Because at this point I think we have to assume the second.

I REGRET TO INFORM YOU THAT KIPLING WAS RIGHT:  The Cake Is A Lie.

Limps up to explain once again: If you don’t work, you die.

WHAT MAKES YOU THINK THAT FRAUDS, INSTALLED BY AN ENEMY POWER WOULD FOLLOW THE LAW?  Biden administration keeps processing DACA applications, despite judicial order to stop.

Silly American. Laws are for you.

THAT’S BRILLIANT: RUB THEIR NOSES IN THEIR OWN DOINGS:  Woo-hoo! There’s now another way to push back against mask mandates.

If you can manage to have a rolled up newspaper and smack them with it, it’s even more fun. And maybe they’ll learn. (But probably not, since they’re not as smart as your average puppy.)

AMA STANDS FOR “AGAINST MEDICAL ADVICE”:  Science: AMA Urges End To Gender ID On Birth Certificates.

Convince me otherwise.

Okay, I’d be willing to believe it stands for Animated Models of Asininity, but…. truly it doesn’t fit as well.

As with all the institutions taken over by the leftist plague: disband it, salt the ground.

SAD DAYS ARE COMING FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES, FOR SURE:  “Sad Days” Are Coming, Says The New York Times.

GET WOKE, GO BROKE:  Women’s Soccer Team Loses; Patriots Cheer.

I’D SAY “YOUR GOVERNMENT AT WORK”:  Illegals Housed Under Bridge And Bused Everywhere.

But of course it isn’t. It’s the kleptocratic invading Junta who took over by fraud doing their best to destroy the country.

How long will you tolerate this?

PSY-OPS IS PSY-OPS:  China Reports Surge in Delta Variant COVID-19 Cases.

And also: who cares?

BECAUSE OF COURSE SHE DOES:  Psaki Tries to Shame DeSantis, But Misrepresents Florida COVID Policy.

Raggedy Annie’s uglier sister is very stupid and a liar. Sometimes it’s hard to tell which of those traits is dominant.

WHICH MEANS BY THE TIME THE LOCKDOWNS HAPPENED, EVERYONE ALREADY HAD IT: Republican House Report Points to Wuhan Lab Leak in September 2019 as Coronavirus Origin.

But Sarah, you’ll say, people are still catching it.

Bah. Bah I say.

1- the tests suck. They might be slightly superior to flipping a coin. Maybe.

2- So? People still catch the common cold every year also.

SOMETIMES THE WALL CRACKS:  A huge crack appears in the media’s narrative dam.

Here’s the thing I don’t understand: I know why China’s lies were echoed here. The left desperately needed us to shut down, so they could steal the election. But why did Europe do it? And why are they still going crazy?

Is China that interested in subjugating them? Or are they that impressed with our leftards?

Because let me tell you, while it’s crushing us — particularly with the Junta in power — it’s destroying Europe. I don’t know if the touristic countries in Europe can survive this without modern day famine. And since I come from one, my conversations with relatives back there these days are contributing to my pulling vast amounts of hair off.

Seriously, the fact they have no internet and no alternative news might also be a factor. They are committing suicide.

Sometimes I wonder if the riots and revolts in Europe were way worse than we knew, and if the left is trying to kill their own populations as their last chance at control.

And guys? Seriously. We’ve known since the Diamond Princess this was not a big deal. I can’t understand how all the people trained to look at these things could be fooled. I just can’t.

KNOW YOUR PLACE, PEASANTS: Elite mask hypocrites think they’re entitled to flout rules they impose on you.

I DON’T WANT TO LIVE IN A JOHN RINGO NOVEL. I REALLY DON’T. Global cooling is the problem.

OPEN THREAD: It’s all smoke and mirrors.

SPACE: NASA chief excited for Starliner launch, touts importance of competition. Competition is good. Starliner, well, we’ll see.

WHAT KIND OF FOOLS DO THEY TAKE US FOR? THIS KIND: PSYOPS: If They Can Make You Believe a Big Strong Man Belongs in the Women’s Division, They Can Make You Believe Anything.

COMPUTER, are you drinking White Zinfandel again?

GOOD: Study: Compound in fruit, herbs may prevent, reverse Parkinson’s brain damage. “Farnesol, which also is used in flavorings and perfume, halted the loss of brain cells that produce dopamine in the brains of the rodents, the researchers said.”

CHINESE BOTS REALLY NEED YOU TO PANIC RIGHT NOW:

Why aren’t you panicking, you terrible person?  They’re all medical personnel, and look how they all tested positive and proclaimed it in the exact same words! Panic!

Or remember this is a psy-ops and take everything you see on social media with a massive grain of salt…

TALCUM X UPDATE: White Privilege? Racial Trickster Shaun King Buys Lakeside Mansion.

WELL, THAT’S DISCOURAGING: Why self-driving cars could be going the way of the jetpack.

THEY’RE GONNA PARTY LIKE IT’S 2019: Welcome to the Star-Studded Superspreader Obama Birthday Party (No, You Aren’t Invited). “The whole thing is so in-your-face that, once again, we’ve descended into some sort of bizarre hell-world in which Piers Morgan is a voice of sanity.”

(Bumped.)

CHOKING IS NON-BINARY: Trans Athlete Flames Out in Women’s Olympic Weightlifting, Which Proves Nothing.

QUESTION ASKED: Why are paranoia and schizophrenia more common in cities?

JUST ANOTHER REMINDER THAT TWITTER IS A WRETCHED HIVE OF FAKE NEWS AND MISINFORMATION:

Update: Bad link — sorry! Now fixed.

HELEN’S PAGE IS ON HIATUS: But these supportive advertisers are not: Biblical Greek t-shirts has awesome mugs and shirts, Old Post Road Oils has great shaving soap, and Korving & Company has the Before I Go Workbook. (Bumped)

“C’MON NOW” WITH BRYAN PRESTON: Joe Biden’s COVID HOTELS Plague the Border and Endanger the Whole Country.

HUNDREDS OF STAFFERS AT TWO SAN FRANCISCO HOSPITALS TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19: But underneath The Hill’s shock headline, note this:

Padilla told The Hill that none of those who tested positive at San Francisco General required hospitalization. Most of the infections caused mild to moderate symptoms, according to the Times.

Asymptomatic cases were also detected through contact tracing. The infections were predominately spread through community exposure, according to Padilla.

The Hill reached out to the UCSF Medical Center for comment.

The hospital’s chief medical officer, Lukejohn Day, told the Times that the cases would be far worse if staff members were not vaccinated.

“We’re concerned right now that we’re on the rise of a surge here in San Francisco and the Bay Area,” Day said. “But what we’re seeing is very much what the data from the vaccines showed us: You can still get COVID, potentially. But if you do get it, it’s not severe at all.”

Earlier: At Some California Hospitals, Nearly Half of Workers Remain Unvaccinated.

CHIP SHORTAGE FALLOUT: Toledo South to Temporarily Halt Gladiator Production.

LIGHTEN UP, FRANCIS: Siri accused of anti-China bias after inaccurate Olympic medal tally.

WELL, THEY’RE NOT WRONG:

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