As western Europe sizzles many flock to beaches and ignore COVID-19 restrictions
Swathes of Western Europe is wilting under intense heat, with socially-distanced crowds seeking relief in fountains and pools as authorities warn of COVID-19 and wildfire risks.
Artists joined forces in the mountains of Switzerland to raise awareness for COVID-19 in an unconventional way. An airshow organized by Swiss acrobat Freddy Nock and Swiss Glacier 3000 aimed to highlight struggles of the pandemic. Other acrobats, including a trapeze artist and a pole dancer were among those that performed. In this week's Parting Shots on Outside the Lines, Jen Lada discusses the NCAA creating a hotline to report mismanagement of COVID-19 protocols. Jason Fitz weighs in on Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady admitting it has been difficult learning a new playbook and the challenges that are facing the New England Patriots ahead of the 2020 NFL season after multiple players have opted out due to coronavirus concerns.
✔️ Thousands of Britons flocked to the south coast beaches on the hottest day of the year, with crowds making physical distancing impossible. The government is considering actions to avoid such crowding in the future. New Jersey bore a heavy burden at the outset of the pandemic, as the tri-state region became the epicenter of COVID-19 in America. As part of the Leadership During Crisis series New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) joins Washington Post national political reporter Robert Costa to discuss the toll the virus has taken on the Garden State, both in lives and dollars. He'll also outline the progress his state is making in its phased reopening, and the challenges he sees ahead.
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