Trump plans mass events in Wisconsin where White House task force calls for social distancing.

Wisconsin is listed in the document as the state with the third-highest rate of new cases in the country, with 243 new cases per 100,000 people over the previous week, about 2.6 times greater than the national average. Ahead of Trump’s scheduled rally in Green Bay, the Bellin Health System said Tuesday that its hospital in that city is at 94 percent capacity as covid-19 continues to spike in the community.

“During the intense period of viral surge, large numbers of acutely infected individuals caused exponential growth in infections,” the task force report reads in a section about Wisconsin. “Although young adults are the most affected group currently, spread to other age groups is inevitable.”

The task force report, which is sent to the leaders of all 50 states and D.C., is distributed weekly with specific recommendations for curtailing the spread of the coronavirus, along with progress reports on testing and county-by-county assessments of the prevalence of the virus. The reports are not made public.

The debate over whether Trump should gather large crowds comes as the president faced off against his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, for the first presidential debate, offering sharply different opinions on whether public health recommendations against large crowds are justified.

During Tuesday’s debate, Trump defended his events as opportunities for his supporters to gather to hear him and claimed that there has been “no negative effect” from his rallies, even though health officials in Tulsa said a spike in covid-19 cases was “likely” sparked by an indoor Trump gathering in June.

The president also said he was “okay with masks” but falsely claimed that scientists are divided over their value. Health experts have said mask-wearing, hand-washing, social distancing and being careful about crowds currently make up the best defense against the virus.

Biden, by contrast, said Trump has been “totally irresponsible” in the way he has handled social distancing and masks, and in holding large rallies.

“Basically he has been a fool on this,” Biden said of Trump.

“If you could get the crowds, you would have done the same thing,” the president responded. “But you can’t. Nobody can.”

In addition to the White House task force’s guidance, local concern has been growing in Wisconsin about Trump’s planned events, which are scheduled for outdoor airplane hangars without universal mask mandates. Gov. Tony Evers (D) said Tuesday in a news briefing that Trump should either cancel the events or require mask-wearing by everyone who attends.

“This virus is real, and it is devastating our communities, and it will continue to do so until we all get on the same team,” Evers said in a press call about the recent spike in the state’s cases.

He told Wisconsin residents that wearing a mask is not a substitute for social distancing or staying at home, and he asked them to cancel family barbecues, play dates or dinner parties, and make all large gatherings virtual.

Ryan Westergaard, the state’s chief medical officer, said Tuesday that Wisconsin is “in a

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Police break up mass gathering at ‘Jersey Shore’ house

Hundreds of people showed up at a rental home best known as the backdrop for MTV’s “Jersey Shore,” prompting police to break up the gathering that violated state health codes, authorities said Tuesday.



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The revelers were cheering on YouTube personalities the Nelk Boys on Monday night at the rental property at 1209 Boardwalk in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.

The house is best known as the summer digs of JWoww, Sweetheart, The Situation, Pauly D, Vinny, Ronnie and Snooki, stars of “Jersey Shore,” which ran for six seasons between 2009 and 2012.

Outdoor gatherings in New Jersey must be limited to 500 people, who are socially distanced, under the state’s coronavirus guidelines. The crowd had been building all day and was finally dispersed after 9 p.m. ET, witnesses said.

At the height of Monday’s get-together, more than a thousand people were jam packed outside, much to the chagrin of Seaside Mayor Anthony Vaz, who is already leery of the hard-partying reputation his community developed as a result of “Jersey Shore.”

“We will not tolerate this or these kinds of things that will disrupt an image we’re trying to correct,” Vaz told NBC News on Tuesday. “It was shocking to me.”

On Monday night, the Nelk Boys were using that home to celebrate the launch of a website which sells the group’s branded apparel.

The group posted Instagram footage of the event and opened the front door to show police lights and hundreds of people outside, most of them appearing to be tightly packed and not wearing masks.

The home’s owner, Daniel Merk, was in the background of that video and appeared to tell his renters the party had to end.

“Get your s—, get out of here guys,” Merk said. “Time to go.”

Merk told NBC News on Tuesday that he rented his house to the YouTube personalities believing it was only to be used for a small gathering to launch the group’s site.

“They have a lot of passionate fans and they followed them,” Merk said. “I was not prepared for this, the town was not prepared for this.”

No one was arrested or immediately cited, but Merk said he expects to have some kind of civil penalty coming his way.

“There’s definitely going to be ramifications from this,” he said. “I’m definitely going to be in trouble for this.”

Vaz said that Merk could have his license to rent the property pulled over Monday night’s incident, and the mayor pledged to have police costs covered by the Nelk Boys.

Reps for the New Jersey governor’s office, state health department and the Nelk Boys could not be immediately reached for comment on Tuesday.

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Mass Shootings: The Elephant in the Kitchen Strikes Again

The recent mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso are yet another sign of our imploding society in America. Regardless of what the Left likes to trumpet, it's not about the guns. It's also not about 'white supremacy' either. Both are merely symptoms of a nation entering into its final years of life. That is the elephant in the kitchen.

America long ago began taking God out of society. That would be the God who in fact, provides the sovereignty under which we inhabit His earth. It's worth noting that if man offered our sovereign, man could take it away, which is what is happening in our country right now.

We've removed God from public places, banned Him from our schools and allow elected officials to pledge their loyalty to our nation on books other than His Bible. Then we wonder why we don't enjoy the blessings on America we once did. After the war to remove God from sight, we then began killing his newborn children by the thousands and thousands in the name of 'rights' and publicly vilify anyone who disagrees.

We awaken each day in a society where morals no longer exist, where marriage, once the laboratory of decency, is being stamped 'outdated' and tossed in the trash heap of history. Our children are charges of the state from cradle to college graduation when they owe student loans they can never pay. We go to bed, sleepless, wondering why people shoot other people? We should be astonished not by the shooters but by the people who are surprised that shootings happen.

Courts are ordering parents to chemically castrate eight-year-olds who think they are the wrong sex; schools are disciplining students for not using the proper 'pronouns' when addressing other students and males who can't compete with other males in sports can claim they are women and go home with the gold.

As a society, we can't keep planting thorns and expect roses to bloom. We allow immigration, both legal and illegal, to dilute the values ​​that made our nation strong. We are inundating our country with people, many through no fault of their own, have no idea now to live or contribute to a peaceful and productive society. In the Left's quest for so-called 'equality' they are turning our culture and our nation into the very countries our new immigrants have fled.

We have a culture where we are not to discriminate against anyone or anything, except white people and white males in particular. Women are martyrs; men are guilty, never mind until proven so, and blacks are 'owed' reparations and Spanish deserve their lands back. Women demonize masculinity while many others are offended by a fart in the wind. And we wonder why people are going bonkers and shooting people.

A wise man once said 'you reap what you sow' and our reaping is growing uglier by the day. Young men who spend hours upon hours playing violent video games, never talking to a real person, …

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