Some news items you might have missed:
• The Advocate: A conservative columnist, Bethany S. Mandel, who has spoken out against COVID-19 mask mandates and other public health measures, tweeted Monday about people lined up for the MPV vaccine in Brooklyn, N.Y., saying the virus is transmitted only by “sex with strangers.”
The number of people lined up in masks outside to get a vaccine for a virus they’d only get by having sex with strangers. https://t.co/67wBToROx1
— Bethany S. Mandel (@bethanyshondark) July 18, 2022
• LGBTQ Nation: A federal judge has temporarily blocked protections for transgender students that President Joe Biden enacted with an executive order in a case brought by the attorneys general of 20 states suing for the power to discriminate against trans students.
• Face The Nation: Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb says “we’ve failed to contain” the spread of monkeypox, adding that the window for controlling and containing the virus “probably has closed.”
Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb says “we’ve failed to contain” the spread of monkeypox, adding that the window for controlling and containing the virus “probably has closed.”
“If it hasn’t closed, it’s certainly starting to close,” Gottlieb says. pic.twitter.com/0ZvXPFxE0W
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) July 17, 2022
• Flagler Live: Alphonso Joseph, a 48-year-old Palm Coast resident and pastor associated with several Bunnell churches and spiritual organizations, was arrested Friday and charged with molesting a 15-year-old boy in a vehicle on the Matanzas Woods Golf Course. Both told the police they met on Grindr.
• Buffalo News: Rep. Chris Jacobs (R-NY) has called on the Republican Party to choose someone other than Donald Trump as its presidential nominee in 2024. “I think it would be best for the party if we embrace the new generation of leadership,” said Jacobs. “I just think his judgment from Election Day to January 6 was – I just think he lost his mind.”
• CNBC: Jonathan Groff and Ben Aldridge will star as a couple in M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming horror film, Knock at the Cabin.
Jonathan Groff and Ben Aldridge will star as a couple in M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming horror film, ‘Knock at the Cabin,’ in theaters on February 3, 2023. pic.twitter.com/b4PVLQFQUX
— Film Updates (@FilmUpdates) July 18, 2022