Sonia Sotomayor exposed as a liar | and more…

1) Sonia Sotomayor was exposed as a liar on national TV after she falsely claimed that 100,000 children were hospitalized with Covid. The Daily Mail reports:

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky contradicted Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s incorrect claim that there are 100,000 pediatric COVID hospitalizations on Sunday.

Justice Sotomayor, a liberal Associate Justice appointed by former President Obama, exaggerated the number of severe COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations among children as she attempted to convince conservative Supreme Court justices that President Joe Biden‘s vaccine mandate for businesses should be enforced.

‘We have over 100,000 children, which we’ve never had before, in serious condition, and many on ventilators,’ Sotomayor said on Friday.

‘The number is not 100,000. It’s roughly 3500 in hospitals now?’ asked host Bret Baier.

‘Yes. In fact, what I will say is, while pediatric hospitalizations are rising, they’re still about 15 fold less than hospitalizations of our older age or age demographic,’ Walinsky answered.

Sotomayor’s egregious miscalculation – which can be easily debunked with data reported by the CDC – follows her overly-cautious response to the pandemic, with her choosing to join Friday’s hearing virtually.

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2) A new variant of Covid – known as Deltacron – has been discovered in Cyprus

A researcher in Cyprus has discovered a strain of the coronavirus that combines the delta and omicron variant, Bloomberg News reported on Saturday.

Leondios Kostrikis, professor of biological sciences at the University of Cyprus, called the strain “deltacron,” because of its omicron-like genetic signatures within the delta genomes, Bloomberg said.

So far, Kostrikis and his team have found 25 cases of the virus, according to the report. It’s still too early to tell whether there are more cases of the strain or what impacts it could have.

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3) A graphic video shows a rock wall collapsing on a popular tourist spot, killing at least 2. (Caution: disturbing video)