Copy
Cramm for 5/4/20
SHARE THE LOVE SHARE THE LOVE
Hey there! ICYMI, we've got a new podcast...and we're kind of crazy excited, especially because the day's news is now being read in English, German, and Italian! Listen now on all the platforms. Oh, and ICYMI, we've also got Crammers reading the day's news on our IGTV in English, Hindi, German, Spanish, and French.


THE HIGHLIGHTS

Here’s your daily coronavirus update. 

 

THE HAPPENINGS. 

The number of global coronavirus cases surpassed 3.5 million. But this also comes as the total number of recoveries reached 1.1 million worldwide - plus as New Zealand reported no new cases for the first time in 7 weeks. You read that right. 

 

THE HAPPENINGS PT 2. 

Australia, India, and Malaysia are easing parts of their lockdowns today. South Korea can relate. The country’s planning to cut back on social distancing guidelines this week to let gatherings and events take place. Yes, really. Over in Europe, France is extending its state of emergency until July 24 - but planning to loosen lockdown restrictions next week. And in Italy, the European epicenter of the virus, the country’s easing out of its lockdown and letting 4 million people head back to work. This comes as France, Italy, and Spain reported their lowest daily death tolls in weeks. 

 

THE HAPPENINGS PT 3. 

The US wants to get in on that. As cases there near 1.2 million, protesters took to the streets nationwide to call for loosened restrictions. See: Sacramento, CA, where thousands of people gathered to demand the lockdown be lifted. Lots of them were anti-vaxxers. And over in Stillwater, OK, the city walked back its order that face masks be worn in stores and restaurants after threats of violence. Yes, really. 

 

SO…?

The whole world’s looking to the future of this pandemic. TBD, TBD, TBD. 


THE ACTION

WORLD: Recently, at least 46 people were killed during a riot at a Venezuela prison. Dozens more were injured. The riot allegedly began after prisoners attempted to escape and a grenade exploded in the prison. Stay tuned. Meanwhile, all eyes are on these Rohingya refugees. Reminder: right now, there are two boats said to be carrying 500 Rohingya men, women, and kids stuck in the Bay of Bengal. The boats were reportedly rejected by Malaysia. Because, coronavirus pandemic. Now, it looks like dozens of these refugees have landed in Bangladesh, where 29 of them were immediately arrested and another 10 fled. Not yet clear what will happen to the refugees. 

 

POLITICS: Last year, Tara Reade, a former aide for then-Senator Biden, came forward and said Biden had touched her in a way that made her feel uncomfortable. Think: put his hand on her shoulder and her neck. Fast forward to a few weeks ago, and Reade made a new allegation against Biden that said he sexually assaulted her in 1993. So over the weekend, Biden publicly addressed this allegation for the first time. And said it is “not true” and “never happened.” Then called for the National Archives to identify and release any record of any complaint Reade may have made against him. Tension, high. In other news, Canada is banning all assault-style weapons. This comes after the country faced its worst ever mass murder. 

 

MONEY: The other day, a judge said ‘nope no definitely not’ and dismissed the US women’s national soccer team’s claim for equal pay. We’ll remind you. For months, the team - which brings in more revenue than the men’s national team - has alleged that they’re paid less than their male counterparts. Cue a court battle. Now, it looks like a judge is shaking his head to the team’s claims because they previously “rejected an offer to be paid under the same pay-to-play” structure as the men’s team. Buuuut is still letting the women’s team go ahead with other allegations of discrimination. Speaking of money, J. Crew is filing for bankruptcy. Not a typo. This marks the first big retailer to file for bankruptcy during the pandemic. 


WHAT TO KNOW

Murder hornets:” what are now in the US. Thanks, 2020.


SAY WHAT?

“I fully pulled my entire arm” - Gigi Hadid, practicing for her video game tennis match with Serena Williams. Double fault. 

SHARE SHARE
TWEET TWEET
FORWARD FORWARD
TWITTER  TWITTER
SNAPCHAT  SNAPCHAT
INSTAGRAM   INSTAGRAM
Someone share The Cramm with you?

Here's our sign up page!






This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
The Cramm · The Cramm HQ · Los Angeles, CA 91604 · USA