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*March 16, 2020 About 94,000 people are currently infected with Covid-19, a bit over 7,000 have died plus 78,000 have been cured. The number of deaths per month approximately doubled from the previous one-month period as...
National Guard in Rhode Island will begin going door-to-door on Saturday to enforce an executive order requiring visitors from New York to go into self-quarantine for 14 days to limit the spread of coronavirus. Gov. Gina...
Trump’s response to the pandemic has been haunted by the science denialism of his ultraconservative religious allies. Donald Trump rose to power with the determined assistance of a movement that denies science, bashes government and prioritized...
There is a case to be made for draconian measures to reduce the overall number of infections and thus deaths, but putting the entire economy into abeyance and immuring the population rather than focusing on...
We’ve skipped over any nuanced discussion of economic considerations, straight to the part where Republicans rationalize letting a million or so people die to fix the economy. In the last 24 hours, it has become clear...
Slurs against Asian Americans. Jokes about baby boomers dying. And blue-collar workers’ plight is nothing like the “work from home” lifestyle. Covid-19 may be remembered as the disease that divided us. The pandemic is affecting some groups...
In Edmonton, resident Ester Malzahn is embracing the power of public shaming and spent Monday night and Tuesday leaving messages for bars and pubs that had been planning St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and pushing them...
Online shaming and intense public pressure are driving a growing number of Calgary businesses to shut their doors entirely during COVID-19. While sit-down restaurants, coffee shops and delis are currently permitted to stay open in Alberta...
“Quarantine shaming” – calling out those not abiding by social distancing rules – is part of a new and startling reality for Americans who must navigate a world of rapidly evolving social norms in the...
Should you attend religious gatherings? Should children visit their grandparents? Should you go to a restaurant? An infectious disease specialist weighs in. When the World Health Organization labelled the coronavirus a pandemic earlier this week, reaction...