WNJ Weekly Roundup (6/7 - 6/13)

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LOCAL


NEW JERSEY COVID19 UPDATE

As of yesterday afternoon:

  • 244 new positive PCR tests

  • 889,960 total positive PCR tests

  • 96 new positive antigen tests

  • 129,396 total positive antigen tests

  • 4 new confirmed deaths

  • 23,642 total confirmed deaths

  • 2,685 probable deaths


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NJ VACCINE UPDATE

  • 9,158,939 total doses have been administered in New Jersey as of 9:30 AM today.

  • 4,539,821 New Jerseyans are now fully vaccinated


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OTHER COVID-19 PANDEMIC UPDATES


IN GOOD COMPANY -

According to officials, 13 states have reached President Biden's goal to vaccinate 70% of US adults with at least one dose by July 4 –

  • California

  • Maryland

  • Connecticut

  • Hawaii

  • Maine

  • Massachusetts

  • New Hampshire

  • New Jersey

  • New Mexico

  • Pennsylvania

  • Rhode Island

  • Vermont

  • Washington


IN PRIMARY ELECTION(S)

2021 NJ Primary: Democratic Governor Phil Murphy will be challenged by Republican Jack Ciattarelli, former Somerset County Assemblyman, in November.


Despite Jersey’s reputation as a blue state, no democratic governor has won a second term here in over 40 years.



NATION

Rich people ruled out tax hikes on rich people this week –


Several news outlets, including Jeff Bezos' Washington Post published a series of articles on how unfair it would be for rich people to pay their tax share.


It was a weird way to take to propaganda news outlets to write "Wealthy Senators Place Tax Burden on Lowest Earners, Give Themselves Tax Breaks."


With articles featuring Jeff Bezos and Mitt Romney, one can argue that at least they got the photos right.



2021 US GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Simone Biles won her seventh national all-around title at US Gym Champs, setting a record in women's gymnastics.



IN INSURRECTION NEWS

Serving Chicago Police officer Karol Chwiesiuk took part in the Capitol siege.



EMIGRATION

Almost 4,000 migrant children have been separated during Trump era - 2017 -2021


Sadly, human rights and emigraion won't be any better under Democrat President Biden. In fact, the Biden administration is twice as bad as the Obama and Trump Administration combined.


VP KAMALA HARRIS

“I want to be clear to folks in this region who are thinking about making that dangerous trek to the United States-Mexico border: Do not come. Do not come.” — VP Kamala Harris during news conference with Guatemalan president Alejandro Giammattei

Meanwhile, not only is America at fault for folks leaving their homes and homeland, but emigration is also legal.


It's as if the Democrats don't want to continue to remain in power.




WEST WING

President Biden will welcome Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany to the White House on July 15, 2021.


Angela Merkel, who will leave office later this year, will be the first European leader to visit the White House under President Biden when she arrives in Washington on July 15




WORLD NEWS

El Salvador has officially passed the bill that makes bitcoin legal tender in the country, the first in the world.




Governor Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy Public Schedule


Governor Murphy is scheduled to participate in the Garden State 12th Annual Equality Walk. The event will start at First Congregational Church, 40 S Fullerton Ave., Montclair, NJ, at 1:30 p.m..






WEEKLY QUOTE


The people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims… but accomplices. – George Orwell




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