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Author: TheGuardian

An ego dripping in blood: Trump’s lies are killing Americans

“The U.S. response will be studied for generations as a textbook example of a disastrous, failed effort. What’s happened in Washington has been a fiasco of incredible proportions.” – Ron Klain No matter how much he tries to re-write recent history, or supporters enable his distortion of the truth, the president was aware of the danger from the coronavirus but a lack of leadership has created an emergency of epic proportions. Trump: everything’s going to be great Amid the confusion, day-to-day management of the crisis has frequently come directly from Trump himself via his Twitter feed. The president, with...

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Millions of low-wage workers remain vulnerable to coronavirus due to lack of paid sick leave

As the coronavirus outbreak (Covid-19) has begun to spread through the United States, millions of low-wage workers in service industries are left vulnerable due to lack of proper medical benefits and paid sick leave. There are growing concerns that these workers will be extra vulnerable to the disease themselves, or, due to lack of health insurance and poverty, help its spread by continuing to work while ill. More than 32 million workers in the US have no paid sick days off, and low-wage workers are least likely to have paid sick time. These workers are also significantly less likely...

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Coronavirus pours cold water on Olympic flame as Tokyo Games get postponed to 2021

Not even the Summer Olympics could withstand the force of the coronavirus. After weeks of hedging, the IOC took the unprecedented step of postponing the world’s biggest sporting event, a global extravaganza that’s been cemented into the calendar for more than a century The Tokyo Games, slated for 11,000 athletes from more than 200 countries and at a reported cost of $28 billion, had been scheduled to start July 24. They will now to be postponed until 2021 after talks between Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and the International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach, led to confirmation of a...

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The Myth of Youth: How children can be infected with coronavirus and transmit it to others

As the number of COVID-19 cases rises worldwide, parents trying to protect their children from the disease can take solace in one thing: the disease has generally been milder in children. However, there are many unknowns about coronavirus, and research is ongoing. Here is what we know now. Can children catch coronavirus? Yes. They can be infected with and appear to be able to transmit coronavirus, even if they do not have symptoms. That is why it is important for children to practice social distancing and hand-washing, even if they do not appear ill. How does coronavirus affect children?...

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Fighting the Coronavirus: Why the U.S. military should deploy as a humanitarian aid force

After the 2010 Haitian earthquake, the U.S. military went into action as a humanitarian force. They would be superb at fighting coronavirus, if the government can find the courage to deploy them. In 2010, a devastating earthquake hit Haiti. In three minutes it killed more than 200,000 people and displaced two million more. Our humanitarian aid organization, the Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE), was on the ground in Haiti. In Haiti – as well as on the front lines of other disasters, like Hurricane Florence in North Carolina and Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas just a few months ago...

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Impact of COVID-19 sinks in for Milwaukee Bucks fans after NBA suspends remainder of season

The basketball world was in shock on March 11 after the NBA announced it was suspending the season as the coronavirus outbreak tightened its grip on the United States. The Milwaukee Bucks responded after the NBA confirmed its season has been suspended after a player has tested positive on March 11 for coronavirus. “Like everyone, we were just made aware that the league is suspending its season,” said Barry Baum, Chief Communications Officer of Milwaukee Bucks and Fiserv Forum. “This is a fluid situation so we will have more information as soon as possible for our fans who have...

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