Friday, May 22

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Today we have stories about new directed health measures starting for almost all Nebraska counties on June 1, the man charged in the killing of a registered sex offender is denied bail and new research shows summer months may not be the COVID-19 respite Americans had originally hoped for.

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What to do during quarantine?

From our list of things to do during quarantine:

Rent First-Run Movies on Streaming Services

Emma, The Hunt, Onward, and Trolls: World Tour are among tons arriving to pay-per-view sites early (check too).

What’s Happening In The United States?

CDC Updates Information on COVID-19 Transmission

  • For all the time people spent sanitizing surfaces, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now say that method of transmission, along with transmission from animals, may be low.

OPINON: Warm Weather Alone Won’t Kill the Virus

  • While many hoped summer would be a respite from COVID-19, as it is for the flu, new research shows that while hotter areas could see a decrease in cases it won’t be dramatic enough to do away with stay-at-home orders or government intervention.

Trump Skipped Wearing a Mask in Michigan Ford Plant

  • President Donald Trump defied a state executive order and request by the carmaker to wear a protective face covering as he visited an automobile manufacturing plant that’s transitioned to building ventilators and masks.

Quiet in the Streets: Hear the Pandemic’s Effect in New York City

  • As COVID-19 brought activity to a halt, the cacophony of car horns and people that defines the sound of New York City has, in some places, given way to calm.

What’s Happening Across The World?

China Furthers Control Over Hong Kong

  • Tensions between mainland China and the large city worsened long before the pandemic. On Thursday, the Chinese government announced new laws to maintain national security, ostensibly to aid the city, which has had trouble containing the pandemic, although others see it as a show of strength.

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Chris Bowling

Chris has worked for The Reader since January 2020. As an investigative reporter and news editor he’s taken deep dives into topics such as police transparency, affordable housing and COVID-19. Originally...

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