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Just 1% Of Californians Immunized Amid Slow Vaccine Rollout

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Distribution hiccups and logistical challenges have slowed the initial coronavirus vaccine rollout in California, setting a pace that’s “not good enough,” Gov. Gavin Newsom said. The state is trying to execute the massive immunization campaign “with a sense of urgency that is required of this moment and the urgency that people […]

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My Ex And I Are Co-parenting Amid COVID-19, And It’s Full Of Unexpected Challenges

Back in March, when COVID-19 hit, closing schools in California, I faced an unexpected challenge. As the internet exploded with memes and posts about distance learning, there were also a lot of co-parents like me panicking as they quickly realized that they no longer had school as a buffer and a degree of separation between […]

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Coronavirus: Severe mental health problems rise amid pandemic

Doctors are seeing a rise in people reporting severe mental health difficulties, a group of NHS leaders says. It follows a more than 30% drop in referrals to mental health services during the peak of the pandemic. But there are predictions that the recent rise will mean demand actually outstrips pre-coronavirus levels – perhaps by […]

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Nancy Pelosi calls for CDC to mandate Americans wear masks amid surge in coronavirus cases

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., conducts a news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center on Friday, June 26, 2020. Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday said that a federal mandate on wearing masks is “long overdue,” as state governors call for a consistent national […]

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Trump Administration Files Supreme Court Brief To End Obamacare Amid COVID-19 Crisis

The Trump administration filed a brief Thursday night calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to invalidate the Affordable Care Act — which allows millions of Americans to get health insurance coverage — just as the nation smashed a record for new COVID-19 cases in a single day. Solicitor General Noel Francisco argued in a brief […]

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Trump To Attend Mount Rushmore Fireworks Show Amid Wildfire And COVID-19 Risks

For the first time in more than a decade, fireworks will light up the sky over Mount Rushmore as part of President Donald Trump’s Fourth of July celebration next week, an event that is expected to draw thousands of people from across the country despite coronavirus, wildfire and water pollution concerns. The July 3 event […]

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How Can Offices Reopen Safely Amid COVID-19?

“Because we want to avoid having people stuck in the same place at the same time, employers need to be creative about how they can [achieve that],” Dr. Choi says. For instance, employers can implement strategies like staggering shifts and alternating or rotating through days when people will work from home versus come into the […]

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Calls To Support Black Transgender Women Rise Amid U.S. Protests

MEXICO CITY, June 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The U.S.protests over racial injustice should address the violence and discrimination faced by black transgender women, rights groups said on Monday, with at least a dozen trans people murdered this year in the United States. Targeted for their race and gender identity, trans black women are overlooked […]

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Texas and Florida gyms reopen with more sanitizer and less customers amid warnings of new outbreaks

A man exercises at Gold’s Gym, one of the businesses that reopened after a shutdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Augusta, Georgia, April 26, 2020. Maranie Staab | Georgia Joe Cirulli has spent thousands of dollars in enhanced cleaning and sanitation practices for his chain of Florida gyms.  Cirulli, the […]

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‘Hang Fauci’ Sign Brandished Amid Lockdown Protesters Trump Hailed As ‘Great People’

A disturbing sign with the words “hang Fauci” appeared in a news report about COVID-19 lockdown protesters whom President Donald Trump hailed on Saturday as “great people.” The sign was part of a threatening rhyme reading: “Hang Fauci Hang Gates, Open Up All Our States.” It appeared in a local TV report Thursday on News […]

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How California Is Preparing For Wildfire Season Amid Coronavirus

California Gov. Gavin Newsom laid out Wednesday how the state will prepare for the inevitable: an upcoming season of potentially disastrous wildfires and the ongoing coronavirus public health emergency. “We gotta walk and chew gum at the same time,” Newsom said, describing his office’s dual missions of fighting wildfires and preventing further spread of COVID-19. Newsom spoke […]

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The Choice For These Workers: Return To Their Jobs Amid A Pandemic Or Lose Them

The online car retailer Carvana gave its employees a stark choice last week: return to work as COVID-19 deaths still mount, or walk away from your job. The ultimatum came in a memo from a senior director of operations on April 27.  While the company had “been able to weather the storm thus far” due […]

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George W. Bush Message Urges ‘Unity’ As Trump Exploits Division Amid COVID-19

In a video message Saturday, former president George W. Bush appealed for national unity in this “challenging and solemn time” of the COVID-19 pandemic — and invoked Americans’ better selves of “service and sacrifice” amid the crushing crisis. The message — entitled the “The Call to Unite” and posted by the George W. Bush Presidential […]

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Trevor Noah Offers Cheeky Solution For Food Supply Woes Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Trevor Noah offered a tongue-in-cheek solution to the food industry’s recent woes this week, suggesting that Americans take a super-sized approach to meal consumption during the coronavirus crisis.  On Wednesday’s installment of “The Daily Show,” Noah pointed to recent reports that found a spike in food waste across the U.S. With school cafeterias,  restaurants and hotels […]