“They are very serious allegations, and we do take those allegations very seriously,” said Conservative Chief Whip Mark Spencer, who is in charge of discipline among party lawmakers. “I think it is down to the police to do that thorough investigation, not for the Whips’ Office to investigate this alleged crime. It is for the police and the authorities to do that.””We know how difficult the pandemic has been on everyone, especially teachers who are navigating this new wave of education and parents who are at home with their children, working double-duty.” said DSW CMO Amy Stevenson. “We wanted to show appreciation for these unsung heroes and hopefully make an upcoming and unusual school year a little easier.”Sen. L. Louise Lucas was charged with felony injury to a monument and conspiracy, Portsmouth Police Chief Angela Greene announced Monday at a press conference. Police also charged 13 other individuals in connection to the incident, including two local NAACP leaders, a school board official, and three public defenders, according to The Virginian-Pilot.But he told NBC News that inquiries are typically followed up with two phone calls and a letter or an email. If the recipient does not respond, the department cannot proceed. Hawkins also said that phone calls are not treated as official complaints because complaints require a signature.MORE: No good news for hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 treatment, new study shows_____This was me on April 2nd after being sick for 2 weeks. I had never been this kind of sick. Everything hurt. Loss of smell. It felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest. I couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t keep food in me. I lost 9 pounds in 2 weeks. I was confused. Low grade fever. And the headaches were horrible. I basically had every Covid symptom. At the very end of march I took two covid19 tests and both were negative. I also took a covid antibody test (the finger prick test) after I was feeling a bit better. NEGATIVE. After living the last 4 months with lingering symptoms like, vertigo, stomach abnormalities, irregular periods, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, zero short term memory, and general malaise, I went and got an antibody test from a blood draw (not the finger prick) from a lab. I am POSITIVE for covid antibodies. I had Covid19. I just want you to be aware that our testing system is flawed and we don’t know the real numbers. I also want you to know, this illness is not a hoax. I thought I was dying. It felt like I was dying. I will be donating my plasma with hopes that I might save a life. Please take care of yourselves. Please wash your hands and wear a mask and social distance. I don’t want anyone to feel the way I felt. Be well. I love you all (well, maybe not the trolls. Just the kind people.)??”No one should ever be forced to provide sexual favors, or otherwise endure sexual harassment, as a condition to keep or obtain housing,” U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito said in a statement. “Sexual harassment in housing is illegal under the Fair Housing Act, and we will vigorously enforce this federal law to end this depraved type of behavior.”Infusions of antibody-rich blood plasma from people who have recovered from the new coronavirus, known as convalescent plasma, can lower the risk of death for hospitalized COVID-19 patients, according to a pooled analysis of data from eight earlier studies of more than 700 hospitalized patients around the world. Researchers found that mortality rates were roughly 13% in patients who received convalescent plasma versus about 25% for those who did not get the treatment. Convalescent plasma was shown to be safe in an earlier study of 5,000 hospitalized adults with severe or life-threatening COVID-19. In that study, fewer than 1% of patients had any serious adverse effects in the first four hours after transfusion. The current study could not account for differences in factors such as how sick patients were, how much plasma they received, how long they were sick before the received it, and how long doctors followed them afterward. “Given the safety of plasma administration in COVID-19 patients, the results … provide encouragement for its continued used as a therapy,” the researchers write in a report published ahead of peer review. (https://bit.ly/2Dq1BNp)The U.S. Department of Justice accuses Reverol of being part of the Venezuelan drug trafficking organization known as the Cartel of the Suns, allegedly controlled by Maduro and the regime top lieutenants Diosdado Cabello and Tareck El Aissami.