News Round-Up and Comment

Date:  May 22, 2020  
Host:  Jim Schneider  
​Guest:  Ken Ham
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This edition of Crosstalk began with a brief recorded interview with Ken Ham, the CEO and founder of the creation ministry, Answers in Genesis.  

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has announced that museums and other outdoor attractions may reopen on Monday, June 8th. This means that the Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum are reopening as well.

Ken’s staff has been working for weeks on a COVID-19 preparedness plan for everyone’s safety.  In addition, they have some new experiences for those who visit and you can get the details from this broadcast.

Here’s a small sample of the news stories that were also part of this program:

–President Trump deemed that churches/houses of worship are essential and that we need more prayer, not less.

–Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused China of censoring its own experts in destroying samples of the virus as a means to cover up how dangerous the pandemic was.

–China is imposing another lock-down as Beijing tries to avoid another COVID-19 outbreak.

–The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its guidelines to stress that the coronavirus does not spread easily on contaminated surfaces.

–Physicians worldwide were striking success using hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19.

–Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Robert Wilkie, pushed back against critics of the VA’s use of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 patients.

–The coronavirus death forecast model that apparently convinced President Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to shift to policy featuring unprecedented lock-downs could go down as the most devastating software mistake of all time in terms of economic cost and lives lost.

–Hundreds of doctors wrote a letter to President Trump this week asking him to end the coronavirus shutdown.

–Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says employees who rejected the offer to resume work are ineligible for unemployment.

–Harvard Law School emeritus professor Alan Dershowitz claimed in an interview that the government has a constitutional right under the 10th Amendment to forcibly vaccinate a citizen to curb the spread of a contagious disease.    

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