Tag: pandemic

Beauty Salons Barbershops & Pandemic Reality

July 10, 2021
Before the pandemic, beauty salons and barbershops have always played a key role in helping to educate their patrons in the African American community. The effort to get the word out about the coronavirus pandemic and spreading information about vaccinations means meeting people where they are for the White House COVID Response Team. So a

Africa: Pandemic Woes Seen Swelling Global Ranks of Child Soldiers

February 12, 2021
As world marks Red Hand Day, United Nations warns coronavirus could fuel child recruitment by armed groups More children could be pushed into joining armed groups in conflict zones as families face increasing poverty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a top U.N. official warned on Friday. The exact number of child soldiers is unknown, but

China suggests Italy may be the birthplace of COVID-19 pandemic

November 20, 2020
China is using a new study about the early, hidden spread of coronavirus in Italy to cast doubt on the firmly held assumption that it was the birthplace of the pandemic, according to reports. Officials in Beijing are pushing a new study that suggests that the contagion may have been spreading in the European nation

Undeterred by Coronavirus Pandemic, Americans Prepare to Render Verdict on Trump

November 3, 2020
Voters were wracked with nervous energy. Katie Whelan, a high school history teacher from New Jersey, crossed the Pennsylvania border to knock on doors over the weekend for Mr. Biden in the key battleground. The previous night, she said, she had awakened from a panic dream involving Hillary Clinton and the dread of falling just

Voting in a Covid Pandemic: Wear a Mask and Bring Your Own Pens

October 24, 2020
Early voting has already generated long, long lines in many states, and with the November election just 11 days away, many states and cities have imposed safety measures to protect voters and poll workers from exposure to the coronavirus.But polling places still have the potential to become “mass gathering events,” the Centers for Disease Control

Republicans Are Taking Advantage of the Pandemic to Suppress the Vote

August 26, 2020
Kamala Harris has blasted Republicans for trying to exploit the Coronavirus pandemic to suppress the vote in November’s elections. The Democratic senator has called out Donald Trump’s own double standard on mail-in ballots. The vice presidential candidate wrote an op-ed in Wednesday’s Washington Post marking the anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave some

While Biden And Harris Tackle The Pandemic, The Trump Campaign Is Focused On Protecting Burgers

August 14, 2020
As Joe Biden and Kamala Harris tackled the coronavirus in their second joint public event on Thursday, Mike Pence was on the campaign trail in Iowa telling voters that he would fight to make sure their burgers are protected. “Senator Kamala Harris said she would change the dietary guidelines of this country to reduce the

Trump Goes Around Congress to Provide Pandemic Relief

August 10, 2020
President Trump, a self-proclaimed master at making deals, again opted for executive action over negotiation with Congress. And, yes, we’re still waiting for Joe Biden to pick a running mate. It’s Monday, and this is your politics tip sheet. Sign up here to get On Politics in your inbox every weekday.A Trump merchandise float on

Administration Officials Defend Executive Action on Pandemic Relief

August 9, 2020
WASHINGTON — Facing sharp criticism, administration officials on Sunday struggled to explain the executive actions President Trump used to circumvent Congress in the absence of an agreement on a coronavirus aid package, even as they defended him and insisted that Americans would receive the relief he promised.The president’s decision on Saturday to sign a series

As pandemic rages on, Sen. Bernie Sanders unveils bill to provide free, reusable masks to all

July 29, 2020
As cases of the coronavirus continue to rise in hospitals, it’s particularly important that the bill addresses healthcare workers. According to the bill, they would be provided with N-95s and surgical masks. As explained in an op-ed by Sanders and Andy Slavitt at CNN, the priority would be to get these masks to essential workers, healthcare
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