Friday, June 4, 2021

Federal Court Halts Biden Administration from Prioritizing Minorities, Women for COVID Relief; 11 Takeaways From Fauci’s Emails About COVID-19, and other C-Virus Updates

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Federal court halts Biden administration from prioritizing minorities, women for COVID relief:
An appeals court has ruled that the Biden administration can’t use race and sex as factors when distributing coronavirus relief funds.
In a 2-1 ruling, a three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said last week that the Small Business Administration was violating the Constitution’s equal protection clause by giving priority to minority- and female-owned restaurants seeking coronavirus relief funds.
“Government policies that classify people by race are presumptively invalid,” Judge Amul Thapar, a Trump appointee, wrote for the court. “Like racial classifications, sex-based discrimination is presumptively invalid.”
Antonio Vitolo, an owner of Jake’s Bar and Grill in Harriman, Tennessee, brought the case. He is White, and his wife is Hispanic. They share ownership of the restaurant 50-50.
They challenged the Biden administration’s allocation to restaurants owned by at least 51% minorities or women during the first 21 days of distributing roughly $29 billion as part of the American Rescue Plan. --->READ MORE HERE
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11 Takeaways From Fauci’s Emails About COVID-19:
More than 3,000 pages of emails last year from Dr. Anthony Fauci, America’s most famous health official, are now public and prompting calls for a congressional investigation or even his ouster.
The emails from the first half of 2020 reveal Fauci’s skepticism early on about masks to ward off COVID-19, his dismissal of the notion that the new coronavirus escaped a lab in China, and his vague reference to researching how to make the virus deadlier.
He also received complimentary messages from a Chinese scientist, the emails show.
Fauci, 80, is an immunologist who, as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984, became one of the most recognized faces of the fight against COVID-19.
The emails—obtained by BuzzFeed and The Washington Post through the Freedom of Information Act—also show Fauci waving off his celebrity status while at the same time embracing a Disney documentary and contacting other celebrities.
The Post reported on almost 900 pages of email messages to and from Fauci in March and April of 2020. BuzzFeed produced about 3,200 pages of emails stretching from January through June of last year.
Here are 11 takeaways from the publication of the Fauci emails. --->READ MORE HERE
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