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3 Stories You Should Read 8/26/2020: Super Spreading Conference, Corruption Eruption, and March on Washington

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In the category of:  Faster than a freight train

Covid-19 superspreading event in Boston may have led to 20,000 cases, researcher says

One superspreading event may be connected to about 20,000 Covid-19 cases in the Boston area, a researcher said on Tuesday.

That event, a biotech conference attended by 200 people in late February, is now well known as a source of Covid-19 spread very early on in the pandemic.

In the category of:  Why hide it??

Donald Trump’s Corruption Was On Full Display At The RNC

Eric Trump is running the president’s company and is under investigation in New York, but spoke at the convention Tuesday. That was only the beginning.

Midway through the Republican National Convention on Tuesday, Pam Bondi, the former attorney general of Florida, railed against the supposed corruption of the Biden family: “A corrupt Ukrainian oligarch put Hunter [Biden] on the board of his gas company, even though he had no experience in the country ― or in the energy sector.” That may sound familiar, because that supposed malfeasance was at the heart of the scandal that led to President Donald Trump’s impeachment late last year.


In the category of:  Historic times

Everything You Need to Know About the 2020 March on Washington

“We are standing up and telling the police, telling lawmakers, telling the people and systems that have kept us down for years, ‘get your knee off our necks.'”

The 2020 March on Washington is taking place on August 28th—57 years to-the-date from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech, during a new civil rights era, and just months before the presidential election.

In other words, this march is absolutely historic and expected to draw thousands of people—even if they can’t be there IRL. 


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