Jul 21, 2021
Swalwell: Misinformation Allowing COVID to Persist Is a National Security Concern
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On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The ReidOut,” Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) said that “misinformation that is allowing the virus to persist” is “a national security concern” and touted legislation, the BIO Defense Act, that would “put the vice president in charge of that. It would have also a Cabinet-level officer in the National Security Council dealing with this.”
Swalwell said, “I introduced the BIO Defense Act that would attack, not only the virus, but the misinformation that is allowing the virus to persist. That also is a national security concern. It would put the vice president in charge of that. It would have also a Cabinet-level officer in the National Security Council dealing with this. But I just want to say to your viewers, Jonathan, and to every American, this virus is serious. Get vaccinated. Life is precious. And Tucker Carlson is not worth dying for. He doesn’t care about you, but your family does. Please, please get vaccinated.”
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Tokyo state of emergency increases after record number of Covid cases as virus rips through Japan in middle of Olympics
Tokyo is already under a state of emergency with the Olympics well underway but Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba prefectures will now be added to the list.1Officials and athletes wear masks inside the Olympic villageCredit: Reuters
The Japan Times reported Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is expected to announce on Friday that the country’s fourth state of emergency - currently active in Tokyo and Okinawa until August 22 - will be expanded as the country battles to contain the rise in new infections.
Officials reported high figures on Thursday, including a record-breaking 3,865 in Tokyo as well as 1,164 in Kanagawa, 864 in Saitama and 506 in Chiba.
The National Institute of Infectious Diseases projected the delta variant is responsible for about 70% of infections in the Tokyo metropolitan area.
The head of the Tokyo Olympics Organising Committee recently refused to rule out the possibility of the Games being cancelled due to Covid 19.
The Olympics has been taking place without fans in Tokyo and the prospect of spectators watching in other locations could be scuppered by the latest rise in cases.
Norio Ohmagari, an adviser to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, said: "We’re beginning to see an explosive increase in new cases the likes of which Tokyo has never seen before.
"Unfortunately, it appears likely to continue."
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