Tag: covid 19

Sad Times, Louisiana Congressman-elect Luke Letlow dies with COVID

Rep-elect Luke Letlow was admitted to hospital on December 19 after testing positive for COVID-19 and later transferred to Ochsner-LSU Health Shreveport in intensive care. Letlow’s spokesperson Andrew Bautsch confirmed that he passed away on Tuesday night due to COVID-19 complications. Friends and political colleagues are sharing heartfelt tributes and memories of the incoming congressman…

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Oh For COV’s Sake?!?

The last 36 hours have been dicey in American politics. The news that President Trump, the First Lady, and members of the White House tested positive for COVID-19 has added another layer of uncertainty to an already tenuous election season. But let’s put things in perspective. If America (and the world) woke up Friday morning…

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30 year old Americans have been drinking more during the covid 19 pandemic than they did the previous year

There has been a rapid increase in alcoholic beverages that were consumed by 30 years old Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. The research conducted among volunteers aged from 30 to 80 years old by the journal JAMA Network Open reveals the frequency of alcohol consumption has risen by about 14% from 2019. The outcome outlined…

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Can’t Fight Prejudice with Prejudice: Responding To Westminster Teacher’s Defensive Facebook Post

A couple weeks ago, a teacher in Westminster, Colorado named Peter got fired from posting a defensive post on Facebook. The post targets parents of children with special needs. The post reads, “I’m so tired of hearing about special needs kids. They’ll be fine. They were retarded before Covid they’ll still be retarded after. So…

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Good Cause: why isn’t fear of COVID-19 a valid excuse to refuse work?

As of June 2020, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 11.1% of American civilians were unemployed. This is the largest percentage of unemployed Americans since June of 2000. The cause, of course, is the unprecedented global pandemic known as COVID-19. Countless businesses were forced to close their doors in an attempt to slow…

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Mavericks owner Mark Cuban: ‘National Anthem Police in this country are out of control’

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban declared that the “National Anthem Police in this country are out of control,” leading to a tense exchange on Twitter with Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican who represents Texas. Cuban initially tweeted “Bye” on Sunday evening in response to a tweet from Mark Davis in which the Dallas-based conservative talk…

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Workers walk off job across U.S., including in L.A., as part of ‘Strike for Black Lives’. This is what we need

Hundreds of workers rallied Monday outside the Trump International Hotel in Manhattan and in cities across the U.S. to protest systemic racism and economic inequality, joining a nationwide demonstration demanding improvement of Black Americans’ experiences in the workplace. Organizers hoped the effort would grow into a strike inspiring tens of thousands of people to walk…

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