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Switzerland halves new infections without
national lockdown as pubs and restaurants
stay open
Posted by NorthernDog 12/1/2020 9:49:36 PM Post Reply
Switzerland is emerging as a model for how the coronavirus can be contained without a national lockdown, after daily new infections halved since the start of November despite pubs, restaurants, gyms and sports remaining open in much of the country. The figures were hailed as a triumph for the “Swiss special way” by Swiss government doctors last week, and will be seen as evidence that regional tiers can work in the UK. Rather than ordering a general lockdown, Switzerland allowed regions to decide their own measures and only the worst-hit imposed tough restrictions. But critics have charged that the success
Grand jury indicts Conception captain
on manslaughter charges in fiery
dive boat tragedy that killed 34
Posted by NorthernDog 12/1/2020 9:38:56 PM Post Reply
A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted the captain of the Conception dive boat on 34 counts of seaman’s manslaughter, accusing him of not implementing adequate safety protocols before the boat caught fire off the coast of Southern California last year, trapping and killing all of its passengers and one crew member. The Sept. 2, 2019 tragedy was the worst maritime disaster in California since the Civil War. Several of the boat’s 33 passengers were from the Bay Area and Santa Cruz. They, along with one crew member, were asleep below the deck of the Conception when the pre-dawn blaze