The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday issued a new 60-day moratorium on residential evictions in areas with high levels of COVID-19 infections citing the raging Delta variant after having rejected an earlier push by the White House.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued Tuesday's order for areas with high levels of COVID-19, covering about 90 percent of the nation's population.
The CDC said it will expand protections to other areas if they see a rise in infections, as the Delta variant sweeps the country, mostly in the South.
According to an Aspen Institute study, more than 15 million people in nearly 7 million households are behind on rental payments, and collectively owe more than $20 billion to landlords.
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said in a statement, "This moratorium is the right thing to do to keep people in their homes and out of congregate settings where COVID-19 spreads." This new order protects renters through October 3rd - but almost certainly faces legal challenges.
The National Apartment Association, which manages nearly 10 million rental units - sued the government last week for billions of dollars in unpaid rent.
The group called the CDC's new order "an unfunded government mandate that forces housing providers to deliver a costly service without compensation and saddles renters with insurmountable debt." Biden has said the extension would give the federal government time to distribute unused, Congressionally approved funds, over $40 billion, to help pay unpaid rent and ultimately keep people in their homes.
He also acknowledged the legal risks of moving ahead, but said he’ll leave it up to the courts.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says she expects inflation to return to normal levels by the second half of 2022 and pushed back on former Clinton Treasury Secretary Larry Summer’s fears that the Biden administration is losing control over inflation.
Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former FDA commissioner under President Trump, tells CNN’s Pamela Brown that the current Delta variant surge of coronavirus will likely finish running its course by the Thanksgiving holiday this fall.
During his appearance on Monday’s episode of 'The Late Late Show,' Ken Jeong used his medical expertise to address the state of the coronavirus pandemic and Nicki Minaj’s recent tweets about the COVID-19 vaccine.
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President Trump’s White House Communications Director Alyssa Farah and Former Republican congressman Joe Walsh join CNN New Day to talk about the vote to hold Steve Bannon in contempt in the House of Representatives. Bannon defied a lawful subpoena to appear before the select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol. The vote passed the House, but with only 9 Republican votes.
Health Secretary Sajid Javid has indicated that Covid vaccines could become mandatory for all NHS staff.
"We haven't made a final decision about whether we're going to make is compulsory, as we have in the care sector, but our direction of travel is to do so," he said. Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has called for "common sense" coronavirus restrictions, including mandatory face masks and working from home, to be introduced "as quickly as possible".
"The one thing we need to guard against is the idea that by ignoring the evidence now, ignoring the science now, that we don't end up in a worse position in a few months' time," he said. Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Progressive Democrats say they will not vote for President Biden’s $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill unless they get a $3.5 trillion spending bill too, following House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s announcement that she would split the two bills.
Aurora James, who designed the dress worn by Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) at the 2021 Met Gala, responds to conservative backlash over her “tax the rich” dress that Ocasio-Cortez wore to the Met Gala.