The Morning Dispatch: Sheldon and THE SCHEME

Happy Wednesday! Isn’t it nice that when Sen. Mitt Romney talks about a “vile, vituperative, hate-filled morass that is unbecoming of any free nation” he is referencing our national political culture at large and not The Dispatch comment section? Let’s keep it that way! 

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • The United States confirmed 51,658 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday per the Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 Dashboard, with 5.6 percent of the 929,567 tests reported coming back positive. An additional 810 deaths were attributed to the virus on Tuesday, bringing the pandemic’s American death toll to 215,861.

  • Days after Eli Lilly urged the FDA to approve emergency use of its antibody treatment, the government-sponsored clinical trial testing it has been put on hold due to safety concerns. 

  • Two of the six men charged with conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer reportedly also discussed plans to abduct Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, according to testimony from an FBI Special Agent.

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