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Eviction Moratorium Expires Saturday, Pelosi Races to Extend the Ban

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The nationwide eviction moratorium is set to expire Saturday, causing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to say it is a “moral imperative” for her colleagues to act, and urging the Biden administration to get involved.

On Thursday the Biden administration said its hands are tied due to the Supreme Court’s signaling the moratorium would only be extended until the end of the month. Deflecting responsibility, the White House said it would have liked to extend the federal eviction moratorium in light of the new delta variant, but Biden did nothing and called on Congress to act.

Last month the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 opinion, allowed the eviction ban to continue only until the end of July. Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who voted in the majority, made clear he would block any additional extensions unless there was “clear and specific congressional authorization.”

Pelosi then turned to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention saying Friday, “we would like the CDC to expand the moratorium; that’s where it can be done.” The House is preparing to leave Friday for a scheduled recess.

While Democrats are asking for more time, which means more money, “lawmakers said state governments have been slow to distribute the money. On Friday they said only some $3 billion has been spent.” The Associated Press reports:

By the end of March, 6.4 million American households were behind on their rent, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. As of July 5, roughly 3.6 million people in the U.S. said they faced eviction in the next two months, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey.

Some places are likely to see spikes in people being evicted starting Monday, while other jurisdictions will see an increase in court filings that will lead to evictions over several months.

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  1. soundmind

    July 31, 2021 at 3:56 am

    Parasite Pelosi isn’t “racing” to do anything since this doesn’t benefit her, given her uncaring attitude towards ALL Americans (think the dowdy stumpy clinton woman). Residents being evicted and homes foreclosed translates to having more Americans powerless and helpless, more victims for Parasite and her sagging accomplices to target with cruel and abusive schemes. She’ll never let such an opportunity pass.

  2. James Neumann

    July 31, 2021 at 12:44 pm

    No. They are in this country illegally and many are criminals, rapists, child molesters, drug dealers and we should not be rewarding them when millions of of our own citizens to make ends meet. Why’d should we reward people for “BREAKING THE LAW.

  3. DUANE Fogle

    August 1, 2021 at 10:50 am

    LEO,FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU FOR BEING A GOD-SEND!! YOUR PRESENCE MADE BY THE HOLY SPIRIT, HAS GIVEN US, ALL,EVEN MORE ASSURANCE OF KNOWING OUR FAITH AND WORK IS NOT IN VAIN 🇺🇸♥️🙏✝️

  4. soundmind

    August 2, 2021 at 8:54 am

    Pelosi & Racketeers Inc have zero sentiment or feeling for those who couldn’t pay their rent or face home foreclosures due to the lockdowns and business shut-downs. Uglier still, are those supposed-conservatives who debase renters as “lazy” because their are many who regard renters as “low class” but have only kind words to issue or post for home owners. It is the fault of GOVERNMENT & THEIR ACCOMPLICES who have created this chaos AGAINST ALL AMERICANS and not the fault of renters nor home owners. Pretentious conservatives should put their hates aside to address these matters which effect all of us and not just some.

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Biden Says He Doesn’t Think COVID Is ‘Here To Stay’

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On Friday, President Biden said he doesn’t think that COVID-19 is here to stay, but added that he does think the virus will remain around the world.

“No, I don’t think COVID is here to stay, but having COVID in the environment here and in the world is probably here to stay,” Biden told reporters at the White House.
“COVID as we’re dealing with it now is not here to stay, the normal doesn’t have to be. We have so many more tools we developed and we continue to develop that can contain COVID and other strains of COVID,” he added.

Biden’s comments come shortly after six of his former health advisers, who helped him with the COVID-19 pandemic during his presidential transition, published three opinion articles in the Journal of the American Medical Association urging Biden to change his strategy in responding to COVID-19 to one accepting that the virus was here to stay and learning how to live with it.

“They say the first thing the administration needs to do is take a broader vision, by recognizing that Covid-19 is here to stay. In one article, Dr. Emanuel and two co-authors — Michael T. Osterholm, an epidemiologist at the University of Minnesota, and Dr. Celine Gounder, an infectious disease expert at New York University — pointedly note that in July, Mr. Biden proclaimed that ‘we’ve gained the upper hand against this virus,’ which in retrospect was clearly not the case,” The New York Times reported.

Biden’s comments suggest he has not yet listened to the advice of these experts, even as the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened to reaching over 1 million new daily cases.

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Former COVID Advisory Board tells Biden corona now ‘one of several circulating respiratory virus’ like flu

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Doctors who once advised President Biden on how to handle the coronavirus are now telling him to change his strategy via a series of published articles in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

The six doctors, Drs. Ezekiel Emanuel, Michael Osterholm, Celine Gounder, David Michaels, Rick Bright and Luciana Borio were members of the advisory board that worked with Biden during his transition period before taking office.

“As the omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 demonstrates, COVID-19 is here to stay” and therefore Biden’s national strategy must be “updated.”

“The goal for the ‘new normal’ with COVID-19 does not include eradication or elimination, eg, the ‘zero COVID’ strategy. Neither COVID-19 vaccination nor infection appears to confer lifelong immunity,” they wrote.

“Current vaccines do not offer sterilizing immunity against SARS-CoV-2 infection. Infectious diseases cannot be eradicated when there is limited long-term immunity following infection or vaccination or nonhuman reservoirs of infection.”

The “new normal,” they explained, should be “recognizing that SARS-CoV-2 is but one of several circulating respiratory viruses that include influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and more.”

The doctors also pointed out there are many treatments with varying levels of effectiveness such as remdesevir and dexamethasone, monoclonal antibody treatment, and oral treatments like Molnupiravir and Paxlovid.

“Finally,” Fox News reports, they said it is imperative “to rebuild trust in public health institutions and a belief in collective action in service of public health.”

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