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How coronavirus devastated Texas’s vulnerable borderlands

How coronavirus devastated Texas’s vulnerable borderlands

It was a Friday night, and Ivan Melendez, the public health authority for Hidalgo County, Texas, had been on the job since 7 am. He was preparing to put in another 10 hours of work as he parked outside Edinburg Regional Medical Center, about a half-hour drive from the Mexican border. He knew what to…
Coronavirus Mansion Parties Are Yet Another Symptom Of The Disease Of American Capitalism!!

Coronavirus Mansion Parties Are Yet Another Symptom Of The Disease Of American Capitalism!!

That's why these mansion parties feel so particularly frustrating to witness: They’re examples of the behavior of privileged people acting like they are exempt from the rules that govern most of us, because, well, they always have been. Ultra-rich people break rules more often, Brad Klontz, a psychologist who works with millionaires and billionaires, told…
Why the next coronavirus stimulus bill is still stalled in Congress

Why the next coronavirus stimulus bill is still stalled in Congress

Enhanced unemployment insurance — a key lifeline for millions of workers during the Covid-19 pandemic — has now lapsed, with no clear indication of when it might be renewed. And in a delay that’s surprising even for Congress, lawmakers’ talks over extending the weekly $600 boost in UI — and approving broader stimulus — remain…
Scientists say the coronavirus is airborne. Here’s what that means.

Scientists say the coronavirus is airborne. Here’s what that means.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the World Health Organization has stressed that, primarily, Covid-19 spreads through very close personal contact. The virus-laden droplets exhaled from a sick person’s mouth and nose, the thinking goes, are heavy, and fall to the ground before they can get much farther than 6 feet. But as the pandemic…
As coronavirus cases increase worldwide, an Australian state is imposing tough new restrictions

As coronavirus cases increase worldwide, an Australian state is imposing tough new restrictions

As coronavirus cases creep back up in Australia — a country that has maintained a relatively low rate of Covid-19 fatalities — the state of Victoria, home to the city of Melbourne, has declared a state of disaster, enacting tough new restrictions that exceed precautions taken in many places seeing similar, if not worse, increases.…
Lawmakers still “not close” to a coronavirus stimulus deal, a day after $600 federal relief expired

Lawmakers still “not close” to a coronavirus stimulus deal, a day after $600 federal...

Congress adjourned for the week on Friday having failed to pass a new coronavirus stimulus bill, as the weekly $600 coronavirus unemployment payments 32 million people have come to rely on expired. With Democrats and Republicans still far apart on stimulus priorities, party leaders returned for talks on Saturday, in which they reportedly made “progress”…
Buddy The Dog Died Of Coronavirus — So Can Dogs Get It Now?

Buddy The Dog Died Of Coronavirus — So Can Dogs Get It Now?

While experts say it’s very rare for pets to contract the disease, that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Fewer than 25 dogs and cats have been confirmed to be infected with coronavirus in the U.S., according to the USDA, with the most cases in New York and Utah. Currently, it’s not mandatory to get animals tested…
Buddy The Dog Dies Of Coronavirus — So Can Dogs Get It Now?

Buddy The Dog Dies Of Coronavirus — So Can Dogs Get It Now?

While experts say it’s very rare for pets to contract the disease, that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Fewer than 25 dogs and cats have been confirmed to be infected with coronavirus in the U.S., according to the USDA, with the most cases in New York and Utah. Currently, it’s not mandatory to get animals tested…
Coronavirus: The debate over reopening America’s schools

Coronavirus: The debate over reopening America’s schools

As back-to-school season approaches and the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on, the debate surrounding whether or not to reopen US schools in the fall is heating up. Some are arguing that reopening schools is essential for economic recovery, for working parents, and for children’s learning, while others are worried about the safety risks when…
How Coronavirus Has Changed My Wellness Routine

How Coronavirus Has Changed My Wellness Routine

9 a.m. — It’s Saturday, so I start my morning with a Barry’s At Home workout ($20 per class). I’m pretty tired, but my instructor is upbeat without being annoying, and he gets me pumped for the day. We do a lot of lunges, some plank jacks, and dreaded bear crawls. By the time it’s…

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