Reading Time: 2 minutes The human immune system holds important clues about how people naturally detect and defend against disease. For COVID-19, many people have been able to defeat the virus because of their natural defense systems. Now researchers are working to learn from these survivors’ immune systems to inform the development of new tests.
Reading Time: 8 minutes It is this federal-support piece that has been missing, sources I spoke with say. Testing for COVID-19 has been abysmal. Lacking guidance and support from the White House, governors have been left scrambling to obtain ventilators and personal protective equipment for frontline workers, creating a sellers’ market.
Reading Time: 10 minutes Preparations need to happen right now. If you’re expecting five times the number of absentee-ballot applications — like Wisconsin saw — you’re going to need to have a printer set up for that, and you’re gonna need to have a procedure set up to mail those ballots out. And if people have to apply for absentee ballots individually, those are all going to have to be processed. Lots needs to happen now that wouldn’t ordinarily have to happen quite so early.
Reading Time: < 1 minute These women are among the 2.4 million janitors working on the front lines of COVID-19 in the U.S. — and they say cleaners like them are underpaid, undervalued, and lack proper protection. In partnership with Times Up.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The really, really unsettling thing about this “news” is that if the United States government were to falter, the majority of Americans don’t freaking want the most corrupt, racist, incompetent, dangerous, selfish, greedy, power-hungry, science-averse, lying, deliberately obtrusive Administration in the entire history of the United States to be the administration that survives whatever chaos unfolds. Who wants the administration that has worked harder to erode this government and its institutions than any group of Americans in history to be in charge of reconstituting the US if everything goes to crap?
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RACE FORWARD’S STATEMENT ON DISPROPORTIONATE COVID-19 CASES AND DEATHS IN BLACK AND LATINX COMMUNITIES: IT’S TIME TO LEAD WITH RACIAL EQUITY
Reading Time: 2 minutes People of color are more likely to be working in “essential” jobs, and therefore are at much greater risk of exposure to COVID-19. Health inequities, seen in preexisting conditions such as hypertension, obesity, diabetes, asthma, lack of access to quality health care, and underemployment are all factors that increase COVID-19 complications in patients of color. Coronavirus kills, and structural racism is its accomplice.
Reading Time: < 1 minute In US news and current events today, Rep. Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez discussed with Ady Barkan how global pandemics and the current COVID-19 virus is highlighting all of the inequalities that the poor communities and vulnerable are subjected to. Here’s why AOC is fighting for radical change against systematic racism and inequality amongst the working class.