The father of one was a former high school 400-meter-dash state champion and cross-country runner with no underlying health conditions, his daughter said.
“His death is due to the carelessness of the politicians who continue to jeopardize the health of brown bodies through a clear lack of leadership, refusal to acknowledge the severity of this crisis, and inability and unwillingness to give clear and decisive direction on how to minimize risk,” Urquiza said in her father’s obituary.Read more
Florida reported a staggering 15,300 new coronavirus cases, the highest daily number on record for any state.Read more
Looking to distract the nation from the frightening spike in Covid-19 cases and America’s grim death toll as it surpassed 129,000 people, Trump has plunged deeper into a racially charged strategy meant to bolster his support among White Americans who feel threatened by the cultural change sweeping America after the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer.Read more
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said Friday that the White House coronavirus task force is “seriously considering” pool testing for Covid-19.
The proposal is still in the discussion stage, and is not expected to be announced at the task force briefing later today, Fauci told CNN. Dr. Fauci first mentioned the discussions in an interview with The Washington Post published on Friday morning.Read more
Top Senate Democrats are demanding to know why the Trump administration has not yet spent funds that Congress allocated earlier this year to ramp up the nation’s coronavirus testing and contact tracing capacity.Read more
The fear of retaliation is very real, and again, especially so for Black workers. In response to the question “HaveRead more
I was talking with an old friend the other day, one I had gone to college with in the lateRead more
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said a U.S. economic recovery may stretch deep into next year andRead more
Rick Bright, the recently ousted government vaccine official, will testify before Congress on Thursday that the Trump administration was unprepared for the coronavirus pandemic and that the U.S. may soon face its “darkest winter in modern history.”Read more