The other epidemic, meanwhile, is causing what amounts to a massacre of the nation’s institutionalized elderly in nursing homes.
More than 207,000 people have died worldwide from COVID-19, but there are still no drugs proven to help treat the disease.
So it is with some interest that I find myself now, in this time of coronavirus pandemic, suddenly in an un- or underprivileged status.
The decision to continue to use incarcerated workers for hazardous work that could expose them to the coronavirus or facilitate the spread within the facility lies with corrections authorities and emergency management officials.
Scientists and doctors are urging the governments to put "safety guidelines" in place to protect the health of the people, not the industry.
"Coronavirus is the biggest story in the country, and rightfully so. But today, this enormous, exclusive, and damning story should be a very, very close second."
Despite the city announcing a moratorium on water shutoffs and a program to help thousands of residents restore service last month, people in Detroit are still reporting lack of access to water and even ongoing shutoffs.
Coal companies and Big Oil like ExxonMobil and all those fracking companies are thus killing off a million Americans every five years.
How a confrontation in one of the nation’s coronavirus hotspots illustrates a troubling national trend.
There are times when well-meaning "message poetry" captures the moment and touches heart strings.