Chile: Teachers Reject Resuming School Year Over COVID-19

By Telesur English. -

Chile's Professors College refused Sunday to resume the educational year in May. The union expressed its disagreement with the Chilean president's administrative decisions. Sebastian Piñeira, [...]

Federal Documents: Over 300,000 Likely To Die If Restrictions Are Lifted

By Liz Essley Whyte, Public Integrity. -

Federal health officials estimated in early April that more than 300,000 Americans could die from COVID-19 if all social distancing measures are abandoned, and later estimates pushed the possible [...]

73 Inmates Test Positive For COVID-19 At One Ohio Prison

By Catherine Garcia, The Week. -

The COVID-19 coronavirus is hitting prisons in Ohio hard, especially the Marion Correctional Institution, where 73 percent of the inmate population has tested positive for the virus. The Ohio [...]

‘Scared For Their Lives’: Inside The Coronavirus Outbreak In Philadelphia’s Jails

By Max Marin and Aaron Moselle, BillyPenn.com. -

The last thing Andre Coach saw before he left jail was a riot. It was April 3 at the Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center, one of four city jails. Over 120 incarcerated people have been [...]

Why Did The World Shut Down For COVID-19 But Not Ebola, SARS Or Swine Flu?

By Kaleigh Rogers, FiveThirtyEight.com. -

When reports of a new virus circulating in China’s Hubei province first began to emerge, I was cautious about overreacting. I’ve reported on health long enough to know that just because a [...]

Climate Change Won’t Stop For The Coronavirus Pandemic

By Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica. -

Two and a half years ago Hurricane Maria ripped open homes across the southern Puerto Rican city of Ponce, destroying the rickety electrical grid and sending thousands of people into shelters or [...]

The Failing Four: Prison Officials Attempt To “Stop The Spread Of Coronavirus”

By Amani Sawari, Sawarimi.org. -

The Coronavirus pandemic has had a dramatic impact on the lives of people all over the world, especially those in prison. While the CDC has posted their recommendations for all people to follow, [...]

New CDC Guidelines Could Worsen COVID-19 Spread And Racial Disparities

By National Nurses United. -

New guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encouraging workers exposed to the coronavirus to stay on the job would likely worsen the spread of the coronavirus and [...]

Prison Pandemic Pending

By Werner Lange, Hampton Think. -

“Many people who are dying both here and around the world were on their last legs anyway’. There in a nutshell is the misanthropic mindset of one right-wing pundit, Bill O’Reilly, who gave voice [...]

Is The Coronavirus ‘Peak’ A Mirage?

By Jim Naureckas, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. -

The idea of a “peak” gives the comforting impression that there is a corner to be turned, around which life will get back to some kind of normal. “The worst is over,” as New York Gov. Andrew [...]

Social Distancing Is Impossible In Prisons, People Should Be Freed

By Victoria Law, Truthout. -

In early March, Michelle Tran drove 1,500 miles from her home in Wichita, Kansas, to visit her husband Thai at California’s Avenal State Prison. It’s a trek that Tran makes every 45 to 60 [...]

Social Distance With A Vengeance

By Werner Lange, HamptonThink.org. -

Long before the practice of social distancing became the new normal, there was the concept of social distance. Named after its founder, the Bogardus Social Distance Scale was developed within the [...]