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Stanford’s Dr. Scott Atlas: ’80-85%’ Of Texas Hospital Patients ‘Have Nothing To Do With COVID-19’

Dr. Scott Atlas told Fox News’ “The Story” that a significant percentage of the surge in Texas hospital beds “have nothing to do with COVID-19.”

Atlas, former chief of neuroradiology at Stanford University Medical Center and a senior fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, urged viewers not to panic at the spike in coronavirus cases before explaining that it “doesn’t really matter how many cases” there are, only “who gets the cases.”

For those under 70, Atlas said, the death rate is actually lower than the seasonal flu.

“We realize we have to wait to have the story play out here, but right now, the cases have been going up for three weeks and we have no increase,” he told guest host Trace Gallagher. “In fact, we have a decrease in death rates. You know, it doesn’t matter if you get the illness if you’re going to fully recover and be fine from it. That is what people must understand. For younger healthier people, there’s not a higher risk from this disease at all.”


Gallagher noted the difference between the positive public reaction to antibody studies that show a high percentage have had the virus already and when “everybody tends to panic a little bit” when new case surges are announced.

“That’s true, and I think that there’s something else that goes unspoken,” Atlas responded. “When you have a lot of low-risk people get the infection, that’s how you generate population immunity.”

Turning to the issue of hospitalizations, Atlas said, “When I looked at every single hospital area in Texas today, 15-20% of people in the hospital as inpatients are COVID positive patients. That means 80-85% have nothing to do with Covid-19. And the same thing goes with some of the other states. There are people hospitalized, a large number, because they are tested as COVID positive somehow they are categorized as COVID hospitalizations. That’s a problem.”

Gallagher cited a Los Angeles Times headline that listed a hospital at 99% capacity but then explained later that “only 30% are COVID patients.” (RELATED: Staying In Place Is ‘Actually Harmful’: Stanford’s Scott Atlas Makes The Case For Herd Immunity)

“It’s a little misleading,” Gallagher said.

Atlas urged leaders to “communicate to people what the facts are” and not “turn to panic.”

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CNN Catches California Homeless Woman Dropping Drawers For Relief Live On Air

A live shot from a reporter checking in to “CNN Newsroom” on Monday inadvertently showed what appeared to be a California woman dropping her pants to relieve herself.

Around ten minutes into the program, CNN anchor Kate Bolduan checked in with reporter Sara Sidner, who was on the beach in Santa Monica, California.

“What are you seeing where you are?” asked Bolduan.

“These are the beaches of Santa Monica, right now, most folks are adhering to all of the rules with the masks and the self distancing here,” Sidner said.

As Sidner reported on coronavirus hospitalization rates in the state, someone walking along the beach carrying a plastic bag paused just to her left, put down what she was carrying, and proceeded to de-pant and presumably pee or take a dump. (RELATED: Judge Napolitano: Governments ‘Do Not Have The Authority’ To Mandate Mask-Wearing)


The segment then showed Sidner and Bouldan side by side, but it wasn’t clear if that was because the camera operator saw what was happening.

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Calling All Patriots: Have You Bought A Gun Since The Coronavirus Pandemic Started? If So, How Many?

Calling All Patriots: Have You Bought A Gun Since The Coronavirus Pandemic Started? If So, How Many? | The Daily Caller

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16 Children Have Been Shot, Some Killed, In Cities Across The US As Violence Spikes

As protests continue in many cities, gun violence has surged. 

After the death of George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes May 25, many cities that were engulfed with riots have also seen record numbers of shooting victims.

Atlanta Police Chief Rodney Bryant told reporters that 2020’s July 4 weekend was the “most violent weekend” that he could “recall,” with 16 homicides in June marking a record in violence not seen since 2003.

In New York City, shootings surged by more than 358% in mid-June when compared to the same time in 2019. Unfortunately, the violent streak continued into July.

Many of those victims were the most innocent among us — children who were shot and injured or killed, often while playing outside or at a celebration or holiday cookout.

One child was shot near the scene of protests over the death of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta. “Black lives matter … killing your own,” Secoriya Williamson, the child’s father, said after his 8-year-old child’s death over Independence Day weekend. “You killed an 8-year-old child. She ain’t do nothing to not one of ya’ll, she just wanted to get home to see her cousin.”

As calls for reform continue coming from cities that saw large protests — Atlanta, New York City, Philadelphia, Seattle, Washington, D.C. — at least 16 children have been senselessly shot in wanton violence.

This list was compiled by searching reports of children (the legal definition) who were shot in several cities that have experienced a recent surge in crime.


Secoriea Turner, 8-year-old girl: Turner was shot and killed on the Fourth of July after at least two people in a crowd opened fire on the car she was in with her mother and her mother’s friend.

“She was only 8 years old,” Charmaine Turner, the young girl’s mother said during a press conference, adding that her child died in her arms. “She would have been on TikTok dancing on her phone, just got done eating. We understand the frustration of Rayshard Brooks. We didn’t have anything to do with that. We’re innocent. My baby didn’t mean no harm.”

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms ordered the area where Turner was shot be shut down, declaring that “it’s over.” “This discussion, this mediation, and … it’s over. At a point where an 8-year-old baby is killed, the discussions have ended,” Bottoms said. (RELATED: ‘They Say Black Lives Matter. You Killed Your Own’: Father Of 8-Year-Old Shot And Killed Speaks Out Against Violent Protesters)

New York City

Unidentified, 7-year-old girl: A 7-year-old girl was grazed in the leg June 25 after teens began fighting at a nearby street corner in East Harlem. The child was not thought to be the intended target, and is expected to survive. 

Treshawn, 11-year-old boy: An 11-year-old boy was shot during a drive-by shooting June 30 while playing outside his home in Flatbush. He was shot in the leg and was not the intended target, investigators said according to ABC 7. “They drive fast and shoot, man, that’s all the little babies,” Terrence Solomon, the boy’s grandfather said. “They’re little kids, nobody big out here.”

Unidentified, 14-year-old: A 14-year old was shot in the neck and back in Queens Monday and taken to the hospital in critical condition. Police are searching for 2 suspects.

Unidentified 15-year-old: A 15-year old was shot in the chest in East Harlem June 5. It is unclear what led to the shooting and the victim’s condition is unknown. The shooting occurred the same day that New York had 23 shootings and 43 victims in a 9-hour time span Sunday, killing at least 9 people, according to ABC 7.

Unidentified 15-year-old: A 15-year-old was shot once while at a graduation party in Shoelace Park the Bronx on June 12. The victim was in stable condition as of June 14.

Unidentified 16-year-old: A 16-year-old was shot once while at the same graduation party as the aforementioned 15-year-old in the Bronx. Victim was also in stable condition. 

Brandon Hendricks, 17-year-old: Hendricks was shot and killed June 28 in the Bronx just days after graduating high school. He was at a barbecue and was allegedly shot by Najhim Luke, who was charged with murder, manslaughter, and criminal possession of a weapon. Hendricks was an unintended target and was planning on starting college at St. John’s, ABC 7 reported. 

“We have to stand and bury one of our own because of one of our own, that’s unacceptable and it’s unsustainable,” community activist Kirsten John Foy said.

“You took away my life, you have no idea what you did to me,” Eve Hendricks, the boy’s mother, said during a vigil “My son has my heart. Nobody knows how I feel, I don’t know how I feel.”


Unidentified,6-year-old boy: A 6-year-old boy died after he was shot in the chest July 5. Police have not revealed what led to the shooting, or whether the boy shot himself or was shot by someone else.

Unidentified,11-year-old girl: An 11-year-old girl was grazed by a bullet to the right hip after a gunman opened fire in southwest Philadelphia Saturday. She was treated at the scene and is in stable condition.

Angelo Walker, 15-years-old: Walker was shot once in the head Saturday and later died at the hospital. The boy was a high school student athlete on the football team.

Rahim, 15-year-old: Rahim was shot 17 times June 22 outside a store where he was stopping to get food after playing basketball with his friends. Rahim was expected to participate in a career development program to stop similar violence, according to ABC 7. It’s unclear what his condition was following the shooting, but him and his friend who was also shot were hospitalized. 

Unidentified, 17-year-old: A 17-year-old boy was shot in the buttock in west Philadelphia and was in stable condition as of Saturday.

Seattle (Capitol Hill Organized Protest, CHOP)

Antonio Mays Jr., 16-year-old: Mays was shot and killed in a shooting near the Seattle CHOP June 30. Mays was shot after driving his Jeep Cherokee near the barriers of the CHOP, where witnesses said they saw several people begin to fire into the vehicle, according to the NY Post.

Unidentified, 14-year-old: A 14-year-old was also critically wounded during the shooting. 

Washington, D.C.

Davon McNeal, 11-year-old: McNeal was shot and killed in Southeast D.C. on the Forth of July after police say a group of five males opened fire, shooting McNeal in the head and then fleeing by vehicle. The boy was stopping by at a cookout to pick up items for a cell phone. 

“He was a good kid,” McNeal’s grandfather Tony Lawson told Fox 5. “I mean, his life gone. Eleven-years-old, he hadn’t lived his life yet, 11-years-old. We got to stop killing each other. Stop it. Put the guns down.”

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Civil Rights Activist: Left Is Not Fighting For Social Justice But For ‘Anarchy’

Civil rights activist Bob Woodson said Monday that the political left is not fighting for social justice but for anarchy in America’s cities.

“Obviously, the left has abandoned all pretense of being fighting for social justice for blacks. This is an assault on this nation is promoting anarchy. If they want a police-free state, they should move to Mexico … Where citizens have to arm themselves as vigilantes to protect themselves against the gangsters. Is that what they want for America?” Woodson asked viewers on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

Woodson asked why black people continue to be victims of violence in cities that are controlled by Democratic mayors. “Lower income blacks are just collateral damage for their efforts to demean and destroy these civic institutions in this country.” (Congressional Candidate, Former NFL Player Burgess Owens Doesn’t Believe There’s A ‘Black National Anthem’)

Woodson noted that Black Lives Matter insists that racism is the reason for black deaths even though black people are in positions of authority across America.

“The goal of the civil rights movement was to put black folks in positions so they could improve the lot of their own people. But where are the civil rights leaders in the black caucus when statues of Frederick Douglass are being torn down?” Woodson asked in reference to a statue of the Civil War-era civil rights leader that was removed in Rochester, New York.

Woodson noted that few people are ever arrested in drive-by shootings and yet calls to defund the police continue. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio together with the city council agreed to cut $1 billion from the New York Police Department budget. (RELATED: Chicago Mayor Blames COVID-19 For City’s Escalating Murder Rate)

New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio, left to right, and FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro hand out donated meals to firefighters on International Firefighters Day on May 4, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

Woodson expressed disbelief over efforts in Virginia to reduce a charge for assaulting a police officer to a misdemeanor, suggesting it would only serve to “vilify” police officers.

“But this person feels they can do this to a police officer but this means our children are dying and low income blacks are the ones who are suffering the most in this outrage.”

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Georgia Governor Declares State Of Emergency, Activates National Guard After Violent Independence Day Weekend

Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency and authorized the deployment of up to 1,000 Georgia National Guard troops amid a surge of violence in the state. 

The governor issued the executive order Monday following “weeks of dramatically increased violent crime and property destruction in the City of Atlanta,” CNN reported. 

The troops will be tasked with protecting state buildings and freeing up police resources to allow state law enforcement to increase patrols after a violent Independence Day weekend, when more than 30 Georgians were shot.

One of the people shot and killed was an 8-year-old girl, Secoriea Turner. Turner was killed near the Wendy’s that Rayshard Brooks was killed at in Atlanta, and which has since become the site of protests.

“Peaceful protests were hijacked by criminals with a dangerous, destructive agenda,” the governor stated Monday according to Business Insider. “Now, innocent Georgians are being targeted, shot, and left for dead.”

“This lawlessness must be stopped and order restored in our capital city,” he said. “Enough with the tough talk.”

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms declared during a press conference that “it’s over” and demanded the area occupied by protesters to be shut down after Turner’s death. 

“This discussion, this mediation, and … it’s over. At a point where an 8-year-old baby is killed, the discussions have ended,” Bottoms said. (RELATED: ‘They Say Black Lives Matter. You Killed Your Own’: Father Of 8-Year-Old Shot And Killed Speaks Out Against Violent Protesters)

The National Guard was previously activated in Georgia during the rioting and looting that took place following the death of George Floyd.

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The New York Times Has A History Of Reaching Too Far On Intel Leaks

The New York Times published a seemingly bombshell report June 26 claiming that President Donald Trump had been briefed on intelligence about a Russian spy unit allegedly paying Taliban-linked militants to carry out attacks against U.S. troops.

Days later, the publication issued a second report undercutting its original story – after the White House, the Pentagon, national security advisor Robert O’Brien and others denied it.

In light of the NYT softening its bombshell report, here’s a look back at some of the other moments when the publication has stumbled while reporting on matters of US intelligence. (RELATED: With Follow-Up Report, NYT Subtly Undercuts Key Aspects Of Its Russia-Taliban Bounty Scoops)

NYT first reported in definitive terms that Trump was briefed on the Russian bounty report, but then …

The original article reported with utter certitude that Trump had been briefed and that the intelligence community agreed on the veracity of the Russian effort.

“The United States concluded months ago that the Russian unit, which has been linked to assassination attempts and other covert operations in Europe intended to destabilize the West or take revenge on turncoats, had covertly offered rewards for successful attacks last year,” the NYT first wrote.

Its second report, published June 29, contained far more nuance. This report read that the Russian bounty intelligence was included in a Feb. 27 Presidential Daily Brief for Trump. The article also noted that the intelligence community — particularly the NSA and CIA — was divided on the assessment that Russia was contracting extremists to kill US troops.

Both stories by the NYT cited unnamed officials. The second, however, pointed out that it wasn’t clear whether the president saw the report or if it was briefed to him orally.

“Officials said there was disagreement among intelligence officials about the strength of the evidence about the suspected Russian plot and the evidence linking the attack on the Marines to the suspected Russian plot,” the second NYT article reads.

NYT claimed 17 intelligence agencies “agree” on Russia

The NYT reported in June 2017 that a whopping 17 U.S. intelligence agencies believed Russia was part of interfering in the 2016 election. This report came after fact-checkers debunked the claim, such as the one issued a month prior by the Daily Caller News Foundation.

The publication was forced to issue a correction admitting that only four intelligence agencies believed this – not the 17 as originally reported. The NYT wrote that the article in question “referred incorrectly to the source of an intelligence assessment that said Russia orchestrated hacking attacks during last year’s presidential election.” (RELATED: Here’s A List Of The 5 Biggest NY Times Screw Ups This Year)

Comey disputes NYT article alleging Trump campaign had communications with Russian intelligence

A Feb. 2017 report by the newspaper alleged that U.S. intelligence officials intercepted these communications in the year leading to the 2016 election. Former FBI Director James Comey disputed the report while testifying in front of Congress, saying in June 2017 that “in the main, it was not true.”

Republican Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton asked if it would “be fair to characterize that story as almost entirely wrong” and Comey responded “yes.” The NYT article cited “former and current officials” and said it was “looking into James Comey’s statements” following his testimony.

The publication stood by its reporting after looking into Comey’s comments.

“Mr. Comey did not say exactly what he believed was incorrect about the article, which was based on information from four current and former American officials, all of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity because the information was classified,” the publication wrote. “The original sources could not immediately be reached after Mr. Comey’s remarks, but in the months since the article was published, they have indicated that they believed the account was solid.”

NYT slammed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller over “inaccurately” reporting on investigation

Mueller criticized the NYT, among other publications, for reporting on the Russia investigation “inaccurately,” Business Insider reported in 2018. These comments were directed at a report from the NYT claiming Mueller’s office carried out a “no-knock” raid on former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort.

This article was written in Sept. 2017.

The special counsel singled out the NYT article, as well as another from WaPo, in a court filing footnote, Business Insider reported. NYT’s article used two unknown sources “close to the investigation” to allege that the FBI picked the lock instead of announcing their presence before the raid, Business Insider reported. (RELATED: Justice Department Delivers Mueller Conclusions)

Prior to Mueller’s comments directed at the NYT, his office had denied the “no-knock” raid.

“The reporting, at times inaccurately, comments on the nature of the evidence collected in the case or activities of the parties,” the court filing read according to Business Insider. “Furthermore, the amount of publicity about this case is only likely to grow as the trial date approaches, and such publicity increases the possibility that jurors will form biases or pre-formed opinions that may prejudice one or both parties.”

The NYT was forced to issue a correction, writing on June 25, 2018 that the “article misstated the method that investigators used to enter Paul Manafort’s home.”

“They did not pick the lock, federal prosecutors said in a court filing,” the NYT wrote.

NYT “mischaracterized” its reporting that Russia was trying to re-elect Trump for 2020

An article from Feb. 2020 alleged that “intelligence officials warned House lawmakers … that Russia was interfering in the 2020 campaign to try to get President Trump re-elected,” citing “five people familiar with the matter.” Just one day later, this report received pushback, according to CNN’s Jake Tapper.

Tapper reported that multiple stories circulating about Russia tying to get Trump re-elected were “mischaracterized.” Tapper cited an unnamed official and added that the “mischaracterization” was from Shelby Pierson, an election-security official working for Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire’s office.

“What’s been articulated in the news is that the intelligence community has concluded that the Russians are trying to help Trump again,” the official said according to Tapper. “But the intelligence doesn’t say that. The problem is Shelby said they developed a preference for Trump. A more reasonable interpretation of the intelligence is not that they have a preference, it’s a step short of that.”

“It’s more that they understand the president is someone they can work with, he’s a dealmaker. But not that they prefer him over Sanders or Buttigieg or anyone else, so it may have been mischaracterized by Shelby.”

Tapper added that the official said “both Democrats and Republicans were challenging this at the briefing.”

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Dad Killed In Bronx While Holding Daughter’s Hand In Broad Daylight

A man was fatally shot in the Bronx on Sunday as he held the hand of his six-year-old daughter while they crossed the street, surveillance footage shows.

The graphic video shows a man at the intersection of Sheridan Ave. and East 170th Street around 6 p.m. with his daughter at his side. The video was originally posted by New York Police Department chief of detectives Rodney Harrison, and the victim was Anthony Robinson, 29, according to the New York Post.


As he crosses the street, a black sedan slowly pulls up to Robinson’s left, prompting him to pause and look at the sedan, the video shows. The car rolls across the street at about the same pace as Robinson and his daughter.

When Robinson and his daughter reach the other side of the street, he turns away from the sedan and says something to his daughter, the video shows.

At that moment, the shooter sticks a gun out of the passenger window and fires at Robinson, hitting him in the chest, according to the New York Post. He was hit multiple times, according to Harrison.

Robinson falls to the pavement, as his daughter and a bystander run off to the right, appearing to be physically unharmed, the video shows.

Robinson was taken by ambulance to the BronxCare Health System, where he was pronounced dead, the New York Post reported. (RELATED: 6 Children Shot And Killed Over Fourth Of July Weekend)

His murder was one of eight in New York City over the Fourth of July weekend. His shooting was one of 49, the New York Post reported.

Nobody related to Robinson’s killing has been arrested, the New York Post reported, and authorities are asking anybody with information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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Siberian Tiger Mauls Zookeeper To Death Right In Front Of Visitors

A Siberian tiger mauled a zookeeper to death in front of zoo visitors.

The 55-year-old zookeeper died Saturday on the scene after the tiger was moved to a separate enclosure, according to a press release from Zurich Zoo.

The public prosecutor, the Zurich City Police, the Zurich Forensic Institute and the Institute of Forensic Medicine are now investigating the incident to find out why the tiger and a zookeeper were in the enclosure at the same time.

“The Amurtiger Irina is in her usual environment,” a statement from the zoo said. “Messages that the tigress is sedated are incorrect. The incident of yesterday Saturday is extremely tragic and the Zurich Zoo deeply affected. Nevertheless, the zoo notes that the Amur tiger is a wild animal. A person in their facility is an intruder into their territory. In her reaction, she only followed her natural instincts. The incident therefore has no consequences for the animal.” (RELATED: Carole Baskin Now Owns Joe Exotic’s Zoo After Winning Lawsuit)

The zoo visitors who witnessed the attack along with the workers have been offered counseling. The zoo was closed Sunday, but reopened to the public on Monday. The tiger enclosure remains closed.

This story is just crazy. Can you imagine planning for a nice day at the zoo and then witnessing a tiger kill a woman right in front of your eyes? No, because it shouldn’t happen.