5 things you should know by June 25: Coronavirus, Joe Biden, Ahmaud Arbery, Roundup, tariffs

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1. Coronavirus

About 180,000 Americans will die from the coronavirus before Oct. 1 unless nearly all start wearing masks, new projections show. That expert prediction occurs when the US USA They register more than 2.3 million cases of Covid-19, and the three most populous states in the USA. USA They set daily records for new cases. California reported more than 7,000 cases Tuesday, erasing a record reached a day earlier. Florida and Texas announced that they had registered more than 5,000 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, and a health expert fears that major Texas cities may see “apocalyptic” numbers. As cases increase, Disney has postponed the reopening of Disneyland, with governors urging people to wear masks and stay home. The prognosis of fatality of the EE. USA It would drop to 146,000 in October if 95% of Americans masked in public, according to a model forecast.

2. Joe Biden

The presidential election is still over four months old, but the Wisconsin and Ohio polls bring good news for the Democratic candidate. A Marquette University of Wisconsin poll has former Vice President Joe Biden, Trump’s chief president, at 49% to 41%. In Ohio, where Trump beat Hillary Clinton by 8 points in 2016, a Quinnipiac University poll shows a tied career. Trump’s job approval has declined slightly, with many Americans disapproving of how he has handled recent protests over police brutality and the coronavirus pandemic. As the President takes advantage of divisive culture wars and racial harassment rhetoric to ignite his base, several top Republicans told CNN that he needs to change course quickly.

3. Ahmaud Arbery

All three men charged in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old black man, were charged by a grand jury. Travis McMichael; his father, Greg McMichael; and William R. Bryan were indicted yesterday on charges of malice and murder, a district attorney said. The charges also include aggravated assault, false imprisonment, and a criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment. Arbery was running in February outside of Brunswick, Georgia, when the McMichaels chased him, authorities said. Investigators also said they believe Bryan, who made a video recording of the shooting, used his vehicle to try to “confine and arrest” Arbery in the minutes leading up to his death. Gregory McMichael’s legal team said he was the victim of a speedy trial, and Travis McMichael’s attorney said he is not guilty. Bryan’s attorney has said that his client was only a witness.

4. Summary

The company behind Roundup herbicide is settling most of its current and future litigation over $ 10 billion after thousands of lawsuits by cancer patients or their properties. Bayer, the Germany-based company that acquired agrochemical giant Monsanto in 2018, said settlements in the U.S. USA They would close 75% of current claims. The move comes after years of lawsuits by cancer patients who said Roundup caused non-Hodgkin lymphoma and that Monsanto failed to adequately warn consumers of the risk. Bayer said the settlement agreements “do not contain an admission of liability or irregularities.”

5. Rates

Now could be a good time to stock up on European chocolates, olives, and beer. Those items are among the 30 products that could be hit by high tariffs as part of a long-running dispute between the United States and Europe over government subsidies to aircraft manufacturers. The United States has already applied tariffs of 15% to 25% on other European goods worth $ 7.5 billion as part of this dispute. New items could be affected with tariffs of up to 100%, according to the notice. The World Trade Organization sided with the US. USA In the dispute, and concluded in 2018, the European Union assisted Airbus with unfair subsidies that hurt sales of Boeing’s wide-body aircraft. While that paved the way for the United States to impose tariffs on European goods, the EU says this latest round may go beyond what the WTO allows.


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