Saturday, October 24, 2020

Tag: coronavirus pandemic

Universal mask-wearing would save nearly 130,000 lives by spring 2021, study...

The researchers estimated what the death toll until March 2021 would be for each state if mask-wearing and social distancing mandates are put in place, versus if they are not.

Trump advisers privately warned GOP donors about COVID-19 in February while...

There is a discrepancy between Trump's cheerful public messaging to Americans in February and the less optimistic information that White House officials shared simultaneously with GOP donors.

Trump’s COVID: Empathy for the world’s least empathetic person?

Out of respect. He’s a human being. And he’s our president.

US coronavirus deaths pass 200,000 as new surge in cases begins

The U.S. is not alone as the weather starts to change and restrictions ease up slightly.

Poorly protected postal workers are catching COVID-19 by the thousands. it’s...

More than 50,000 workers have taken time off for virus-related reasons, slowing mail delivery.

Billionaire collective fortunate grows, while rest of America struggles during pandemic

“The difference is stark between profits for billionaires and the widespread economic misery in our nation."

A sea of pollution: New widespread contamination in oceans amid coronavirus...

“If only one percent of the masks were to be disposed of incorrectly and dispersed in nature, this would result in up to 10 million masks per month polluting the environment.”

How cities can combat the dangerous combination of extreme heat and...

The compounding threats of heat and isolation have been laid bare this summer thanks to COVID-19.

US coronavirus cases pass 6 million, 180,000 deaths as schools struggle...

Even though the number of hospitalizations is trending down, the number of new infections per day remains around 40,000.

Hundreds of thousands of nursing home residents may not be able...

Under federal law, nursing homes have a duty to facilitate residents’ rights, including voting. But even before the pandemic, compliance was spotty.

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The dangerous calls for ‘herd immunity’

As we’ve seen over decades with climate change, we are sure to begin to see actual experts like epidemiologists debating highly paid public speaking shills about herd immunity on cable news in the months ahead.

Ten uplifting teaching moments from President Fiasco

How to achieve peace in our time, universal happiness, and healthy goodwill towards our neighbor.

Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act introduced in Senate

“This is the bill we have been waiting for. It draws on the latest science to tap the treasure-trove of ocean solutions to accelerate progress on climate change. The outcome? People win, the economy wins, nature wins.”

Why the Founders Would Decry What America has Become

If the Founding Fathers saw what the United States has become, they would be devastated. Poverty, income inequality, suppression of speaking ones mind, crime, war, and oligarch like behaviors all make up this new U.S. It is far from being the democracy it was created as.

To prevent voter intimidation, Michigan has banned open carry guns at polling places

“The presence of firearms at the polling place, clerk’s office(s), or absent voter counting board may cause disruption, fear or intimidation for voters, election workers and others present.”