Crosstalk: June 28, 2021

Jim had details on the following stories and much more on this week’s “Round-Up” broadcast:  

–Almost 160 people are unaccounted for after a 12 story beach-front condo north of Miami collapsed killing at least 4.

–Senate Republicans blocked the Democrats massive election overhaul Tuesday   with a filibuster.

–The Justice Department files a lawsuit against the state of Georgia to overturn the state-passed voting laws.

–Vice President Kamala Harris arrived in Texas this morning and snapped at a reporter who asked why it took her so long to come to the border.

–The border patrol chief who supported Donald Trump is forced out.

–As of broadcast time, the public was about to hear news concerning the sentencing of Derek Chauvin.  Chauvin is the former Minneapolis police officer who was convicted in the death of George Floyd.

–President Biden announced a bi-partisan agreement on a 953 billion dollar  infrastructure plan.

–The White House conceded that the U.S. will not reach President Biden’s goal of getting 70% of American adults to receive at least one COVID-19 shot by the 4th of July.

–The Chinese foreign ministry argues that the Wuhan Institute of Virology   deserves to win the Nobel Prize for Medicine.

–When she was secretary of state, Hillary Clinton warned in a cable to French officials, that research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology could lead to a biological weapons proliferation concern.

–The World Health Organization is predicting that vulnerable people will need yearly COVID-19 vaccine boosters and the everyday population will need shots every two years.  The predictions clash with comments made during a CDC meeting Wednesday in which the CDC said there was no evidence yet to back up the need for annual boosters.

–ESPN has informed its employees that they must be fully vaccinated to work assignments outside network headquarters.

–Buffalo Bills receiver takes a strong stand against the NFL and the players association over the league’s COVID-19 protocols. 

–Morgan Stanley announced it would not allow unvaccinated employees or clients into its office buildings.

–Students returning to Rhodes College campus, who’ve not received the COVID-19 vaccine, will be charged a $1,500 fee per semester.

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