Friday, June 2, 2023

Kate Middleton’s parents’ COVID loan: Why taxpayers may be forced to pay off; AOC’s office still touting pandemic social distancing guidelines, and other C-Virus related stories

Kate Middleton’s parents’ COVID loan: Why taxpayers may be forced to pay off
Carole and Michael Middleton are getting fiscal.
Party Pieces, an event supply shop founded by the parents of royal Kate Middleton, went bust earlier this month — and now British taxpayers could be forced to pay the money the couple received during COVID-19, the Times UK reported.
On May 18, Carole, 68, and Michael, 73, sold their business to entrepreneur James Sinclair for roughly $223,000 (£180,000) 36 years after launching the company.
Prior to the sale, the Middletons were given a loan from National Westminster Bank during the 2020 lockdown to help keep their company afloat and now owe the bank $273,500 (£220,000).
But even after the sale to Sinclair, taxpayers could be on the hook for the balance still owed to the bank — nearly $50,000 (£40,000) — as government regulations regarding the pandemic loan program have made the public liable to pay 80% of any amount owed to NatWest. --->READ MORE HERE
AOC’s office still touting pandemic social distancing guidelines:
The COVID-19 pandemic has ended — but Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s office is not yet up to speed, according to an automated phone message her DC office provides to callers.
“Thank you for calling the office of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Federal, state and local officials have advised that social distancing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19,” the recorded greeting from a male staffer at the democratic socialist’s office says.
“As such, staff in the congresswoman’s DC and district offices will shortly begin telecommuting. Meetings and other business will be conducted by phone or video. Thank you for your understanding.”
There is one problem: the message is inaccurate and outdated — at least nine months behind the times.
The US Centers for Disease Control last August dropped its social distance requirement, saying Americans no longer need to stay at least six feet away from each other, with the overwhelming majority of adults having some level of immunity to the virus — either from vaccinations, prior infections or both.
The guidance also no longer advised quarantining to those who’ve been exposed to Covid-19 but are not infected, regardless of vaccination status. --->READ MORE HERE
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