Tag: coronavirus

Rich White People Are Snatching Up Vaccines From Black And Brown Communities As Supplies Dry Up

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Spencer Platt / Getty An increasing number of reports indicate that rich white people are using their wealth and prestige to secure doses of the coronavirus vaccines by traveling to Black and brown neighborhoods, where statistics show the immunizations are needed the most. The reports come as the U.S. supply of […]

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Birthday Bashed: Celebrity Parties Spark Outrage in Virus-Hit Philippines

For illustration purposes only. PHOTO: SHUTTERSTOCK Riding a white horse led by a shirtless man wearing indigenous dress, a Filipino media personality held a lavish birthday party this month that drew criticism for ignoring coronavirus safety measures in a country with one of the worst outbreaks in Southeast Asia. In videos on Instagram posted as […]

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Chinese Cities Are Paying People Not to Travel During Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year will be different for many Chinese families this time. PHOTO: HECTOR RETAMAL / AFP Lunar New Year is the most important holiday of the year in China, when hundreds of millions of people travel to their hometown for family reunion. The sheer number of travelers, often migrant workers, makes it the largest human […]

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Chicago Teachers Push For Safe And Equitable Return To In-Person Classes

NewsOne Featured Video Source: NurPhoto / Getty Expressing pandemic related safety concerns, teachers in Chicago want to continue teaching remotely despite the district’s push for in-person classes. The Chicago Teachers Union announced Sunday that over 70% of its member teachers opted to continue remote instruction while waiting for vaccination.  Chicago teachers have long pushed for […]

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Black Patients With COVID-19 And Type I Diabetes Have Increased Risk For Complications, Study Shows

NewsOne Featured Video Black people with type I diabetes who contract COVID-19 are four times more likely to be hospitalized for diabetic ketoacidosis, according to a new study. Authored by Dr. Osagie Ebekozien, a professor at the University of Mississippi, the study provides new insight into the long term complications related to COVID-19.  An assistant […]

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Google Maps is adding COVID19 vaccine sites

With COVID19 vaccines beginning to make their way around the world, there’s a glimmer of hope for this pandemic to end sometime within the next year. Searches for “vaccines near me” have increased fivefold, according to Google, so in the coming weeks, the company will begin to make vaccination locations available on Google Maps and […]

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Rare Good Covid News: Hospitalizations Drop For 10 Straight Days

Topline Coronavirus hospitalizations in the U.S. have declined for 10 days in a row, according to data from The COVID Tracking Project, in one of the longest stretches of sustained decline throughout the pandemic even as numbers continue to remain alarmingly high. Hospitalizations remain alarmingly high, but there are fewer every day. getty Key Facts […]

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As COVID Worsens, Here’s What to Do to Protect Yourself Before You Get the Vax

Photo by Qi Yang via Getty Images The ten months (ten months!) since COVID-19 began spreading uncontrollably throughout the United States have felt so, so, so much longer than that. This partly stems from the way this pandemic has broken down into psychosocial phases—stages of anger, paranoia, produce-bleaching and ear-plugging denial in the face of […]

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The Essential Worker Strike Wave

Early in the pandemic, workers at Whole Foods engaged in a sickout as a means to demand safer working conditions, better wages, and increased access to personal protective equipment. These were early, tenuous actions, but the conditions that fueled them haven’t gone anywhere. On Wednesday, four days into the Teamsters strike, the Chicago Teachers Union’s House of […]

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Philippine Lawmakers Push Handshake-Free Greeting to Thwart Virus

Philippine lawmakers are backing a new national greeting that does not involve shaking hands in a move meant to discourage physical contact during the pandemic, but critics dismissed it as a stunt that will fail to flatten the curve. The new gesture—placing a hand on your chest and gracefully nodding—received near-unanimous approval in the House […]

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Despite 400,000 Fatalities, Trump Downplayed The Deadliness Of Covid Through His Final Days In Office

Topline In the final remarks of his presidency Wednesday, former President Donald Trump only briefly mentioned what is perhaps the most defining issue of his term — the Covid-19 pandemic— referring to it as the “China virus” once again in a move indicative of his approach toward the deadly disease throughout the final months of […]

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Reversing Course: Joe Biden Signs Executive Actions Dissolving Trump’s Racist Policies

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Chip Somodevilla / Getty As Joe Biden begins Day 1 of his presidency, the first order of business is to tug the final string attached to the thread of Trump‘s divisive policies, unraveling a slew of polices that helped divide the nation over the last four years. Biden’s executive actions carry […]

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Some Indians Are Trying To Make Coronavirus Vaccines at Home

A surprising number of people in India want to make coronavirus vaccines at home, a Google Trends analysis report has revealed.  On Jan. 16, India kicked off its mass immunisation exercise with the aim of inoculating at least 300 million citizens on a priority basis, making it the world’s largest vaccination drive of its kind. […]

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Report: Early Data Suggests That The Moderna And Pfizer COVID Vaccines Appear To Be Two Of The Most Effective Vaccines Ever Created

While the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine hasn’t gone as smoothly as anyone would like, the actual data from the vaccine’s effectiveness has given scientists a lot of confidence about what will happen once more people have gotten the vaccine itself. With the pandemic still ongoing and the new UK variant worrying scientists about its […]

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More Than 75 of the World’s Best Tennis Players Are Stuck in Hotel Quarantine

Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic exercises in his hotel room in Melbourne in January 17, 2021, as players quarantine in hotels ahead of the Australian Open tennis tournament. Photo by William WEST / AFP Seventy-two professional tennis players who flew to Melbourne in the lead-up to the Australian Open are now barred from leaving their […]

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Biden Calls For Bold Rescue Plan To Tackle Economy

NewsOne Featured Video Just days before his inauguration, President-elect Joe Biden announced the “American Rescue Plan,” a $1.9 trillion recovery plan to combat COVID-19 and get the economy and the nation on track. In remarks Thursday night, Biden called for expanding direct financial assistance and relief including another round of direct cash payments to individuals, […]

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Progressives In Congress Split On Biden’s Relief Plan As Republicans Push Back

Topline With narrow majorities in both chambers of Congress, President-elect Joe Biden will have little room for error in his efforts to pass his newly-unveiled $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, which is already taking flak in Congress from members on both sides of the aisle. WILMINGTON, DELAWARE – JANUARY 14: U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks […]

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2 Million People Worldwide Died Of Covid—U.S. Contributed Heavily To Total

Topline The global Covid-19 death toll officially topped 2 million early Friday afternoon, according to Johns Hopkins University, with the U.S. contributing nearly one-fifth to that loss of life. A man works in a mass grave at the cemetery Nossa Senhora Aparecida in Manaus, Brazil on May 19, … [+] 2020. (Photo by Lucas Silva/picture […]

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Kyrie Irving To Forfeit More Than $800,000 In Salary Due To NBA-Ordered Quarantine.

Topline Brooklyn Nets star point guard Kyrie Irving has been fined $50,000 for violating the league’s health and safety protocols by attending a party, the NBA announced Friday, and the league has ordered Irving take part in a five-day quarantine, which will result in him forfeiting nearly $817,00 in salary for the two games he’s […]

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Say Her Name: Dr. Susan Moore and Medical Apartheid

Screenshot: Dr. Susan Moore (Facebook) On December 20th, Michigan-based family medicine physician Dr. Susan Moore died due to complications from COVID-19. Less than two weeks before her death, Moore shared her experience with racism at the Indiana hospital where she was being treated, showing yet another example of anti-Blackness and medical apartheid. In the words […]

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India is Witnessing a Crisis of Trust in its COVID Vaccines

A health worker draws a jab during a dry run of the COVID-19 vaccination drive in the eastern Indian city of Patna. Photo: Santosh Kumar/ Getty Images Last month, a former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh tweeted an efficacy comparison between UK’s Moderna vaccine, and the two vaccines being rolled out in India (developed by AstraZeneca-Oxford and […]

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