Tag: Covid-19

COVID-19 and Homelessness

What a time to be alive. Almost every person has used some sort of bingo joke or underlined the fact this is such a bizarre point in time. The words “pandemic,” “quarantine,” and “Coronavirus,” were one of the most top searched words according to Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year 2020. Almost every person in some…

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Pelosi Statement on Leader McConnell’s Remarks on Bipartisan COVID Talks

DECEMBER 8, 2020 PRESS RELEASE Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s remarks today undermining the bipartisan talks between Members of the House and Senators to achieve a COVID relief package: “Leader McConnell’s efforts to undermine good-faith, bipartisan negotiations are appalling.  “What does Leader McConnell have against our…

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Production of “All American” temporarily shuts down due to member testing positive for COVID

After beginning production for the filming of the series’ third season, the set of The CW’s “All American” is shutting down on Oct. 5 after a member of the production tested positive for COVID-19. According to an article from The Hollywood Reporter, the production member, who was asymptomatic, discovered that they were positive through a…

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Dereliction of Duty

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc and destruction both to the economy and to the physical and mental well-being of populations around the world, the United States stands peculiarly detached from the global response.  While the containment of the virus is an incredibly complex and unprecedented problem facing virtually every country, the almost…

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U.S. coronavirus death toll reaches 175,000 and a majority of Republicans say things are going well.

By Larry Johnson It’s hard to put any kind of positive spin on this. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 175,651 Americans have now died from COVID-19, up 1,000 on Sunday from Saturday. Altogether, 5.64 million cases of coronavirus have been reported in the U.S. That includes 45,000 more positive tests than were…

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FDA approves a cheaper, faster COVID-19 test on saliva; $10 cost to patients

By Larry Johnson The federal Food and Drug Administration has approved a new, simpler, cheaper test for COVID-19. Not only does this prove that some federal employees are at work while President Donald Trump golfs and tweets, it’s welcome news on its own. The new test, known as SalivaDirect, could replace the highly-invasive nasal swab…

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Breaking news: Putin says Russia has “registered” COVID-19 vaccine

Russia President Vladimir Putin says the country has developed an effective vaccine against COVID-19. If true, the vaccine would be the world’s first. Putin made the announcement on Russian state TV. We’ll see. Putin says the vaccine was developed by the Moscow-based Gamaleya Institute. CNN, which reported the news this morning, said Putin announced that…

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The Case for Non-Masking

Randy Weeks             Last week I was on a cross-country domestic flight from Tennessee to California. A pilot who was dead-heading wore a mask below the nose the entire way. There were several discussions between the pilot and an attendant, but the attendant either failed to ask the pilot to wear the mask properly, or…

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As Beirut burns, Trump lies, and COVID-19 kills, Grassley tweets about chocolate chip cookies

An explosion of insane force shatters Beirut. The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 nears 160,000 Americans. The American economy is in shambles. Climate change continues, albeit on the back burner because of more dramaticurgent concerns. So what does powerful U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa tweet about? Chocolate chip cookies. In recent days, Grassley has…

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