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On the one-year anniversary of the first Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) diagnosis in NYC, grassroots organizations gathered as part of the “Invest In Our NY campaign!” demanding Gov. Cuomo and NYS lawmakers stop the cuts from HIV/AIDS and other healthcare service and pass bills that would raise revenue and help to restore money to Medicaid, cancel rent for low-income New Yorkers and protect vulnerable communities.
Young People of Color ‘Hurt the Most’ From COVID-19 Lockdowns
A report published by the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) on June 23 reveals that people of color have been the most hurt among youngsters due to the pandemic, when several states had...
Seminole Hard Rock Casino department supervisors try to recruit during a job fair at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino on May 25, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. What little rebound there is in the U.S. job market in May was primarily of benefit to teenagers, waitresses and bartenders.
Pandemic Measures Wreak Long Term Havoc on Job Market
Although the United States’ economy is showing a positive trend in the short term, the overall horizon remains hazy compared to pre-pandemic levels, according to May’s nonfarm payroll report.  The May Employment Situation Summary, put...
Despite rising COVID-19 vaccination rates, Brazil and India have registered spikes in daily infection and death rates.
Why India and Brazil Have Different COVID-19 Death Rates
In March, the rates of daily new Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections and deaths ramped up significantly in India and Brazil. Researchers have attempted to figure out why the surges occurred despite widespread vaccination efforts,...
Helsinki Finland is one of five cities proposed for strict lockdown due to recent increases in COVID-19 cases. Finland lockdowns are compelling some businesses to get creative to stay open.
As Finland Lockdowns Get Stricter, Businesses Get More Creative
A new set of Finland lockdowns may be the strictest ever, as five cities, including the capital city of Helsinki, are considering tough measures in response to a rising number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations....
Grafittis are seen on the walls of an empty alleyway on April 23, 2020 in Rapid City, South Dakota. At the time, South Dakota was one of only five US states without a lockdown order as a pandemic measure. COVID-19 lockdown consequences were later found to have a negative affect on people’s mental, physical, and financial wellbeing.
COVID-19 Lockdown Consequences: Increased Domestic Violence, Mental Health Disorders, Substance Abuse
For the past year, governments and policymakers around the world have attempted to deal with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic through a variety of methods. These include implementing controversial lockdowns and stay-at-home orders. The...
A used face mask sits in the side gutter approaching the Harbour Bridge on April 10, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. On March 11, a Florida Governor Ron Desantis Executive Order struck down all fines issued by local governments in the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.
DeSantis Executive Order Strikes Down COVID-19 Fines in Florida
Residents of Florida have seen all fines related to enforcement of pandemic measures struck down by a Republican Governor Ron Desantis Executive Order issued on March 11. “A categorical, statewide remission of fines related to...
Preschool students wear face masks and obey social distance to comply with measures as instructed as they line up to begin the first day back to in-person class at Enrique Olaya Herrera public school on February 16, 2021 in Bogota, Colombia
Pandemic Measures Increasing Youth Suicide Attempts, Distort Social Norms
Measures enacted to combat the SARS-CoV-2 novel coronavirus pandemic are taking a grave toll on school children, a lawsuit filed by the City of San Francisco against the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) alleges....
Owner Adam Skelly of Adamson Barbecue, an Etobicoke business that has defied provincial shutdown orders, outside his restaurant in Toronto, Canada, on November 25, 2020.
Toronto Restaurateur who Defied Lockdown Closure Receives $187,000 Bill for Police Costs
The City of Toronto has hit the owner of a restaurant who defied Ontario’s draconian lockdown measures in November with a $187,000 bill, claiming the City needs to recoup the costs of enforcing Premier Doug...
Coronavirus Lockdown ‘Medicine’ Killing Its Patients: Global Experts
Experts and scientists around the world are vehemently sounding the alarm that totalitarian-style government measures enacted under the guise of stopping the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic are doing more harm than COVID-19...
Why a California Pastor Converted his Church into a ‘Strip Club’
Rob McCoy, a senior pastor at the Godspeak Calvary Chapel, recently garnered attention through a ridiculous and satirical act, turning his church into a “strip club” to remain open.  No actual striptease was performed inside...