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Pennsylvania hit by more jobless claims than any other U.S. state 28.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Pennsylvania is reeling under the pressure of the COVID-19 pandemic. It led the nation last week in new unemployment claims.

Op-Ed: Dispatches from the pandemic: coronavirus togetherness, a nightly ritual, keeping focus in the ER 28.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

With clear heads and no distractions, I am certain we can finish this coronavirus marathon without a scratch.

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Photos: Quiet spaces in the time of coronavirus 28.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
In a time of social distancing and self isolation, spaces that normally would be filled with people and the sounds of activity sit empty and quiet.
Coronavirus: A college course world wants to study right now 27.3.2020 BBC News - US & Canada
More than one million people have enrolled in a Yale course on well-being. So what's its secret?
Here’s what it is like at Liberty University — which has refused to shut down due to coronavirus 27.3.2020 Raw Story
by Alec MacGillis  Three Liberty University students, a young man and two women, sat eating lunch on Wednesday afternoon at a small table in the common dining area of the student union on the sprawling campus perched high above Lynchburg, Virginia. They compared notes on the suntans and burns they’d gotten on beaches during spring […]
FLASHBACK: Lefty Sheryl Crow Called for a Limit on Toilet Paper Use (To Save the Planet) 26.3.2020 NewsBusters
As Americans go from store to store, hunting for available toilet paper during the Coronavirus crisis, it occurred to us here at NewsBusters, that this isn’t the first time TP has become a major media topic. Back in the spring of 2007, liberal singer Sheryl Crow floated the idea of a self-imposed toilet paper limitation. During a global warming college tour, Crow offered up this disturbing idea to college ...
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The Stimulus Fails Student Borrowers. Congress Must Cancel Their Debt. 26.3.2020
While colleges can tap into a $14 billion emergency relief fund, millions of their alumni will get no relief at ...
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The Christian right’s hostility to science is definitely going to get people killed 26.3.2020 Raw Story
Scientists and health experts largely agree on the steps needed to fight COVID-19, the rapidly spreading new coronavirus: Widespread testing, if possible. Widespread and often stringent social distancing protocols in communities where it’s taken root, to slow the spread. Hygienic practices like frequent hand-washing and sterilizing commonly touched surfaces. Protective gear, like masks in medical […]
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How China built a Twitter propaganda machine then let it loose on coronavirus 26.3.2020 Raw Story
Kalen Keegan, a college student at the University of Nebraska Omaha, immediately noticed when her Twitter account unleashed a torrent of posts in Chinese. “My other account got hacked👍🏽,” the soccer player posted on a replacement account. The new author tweeting as @Kalenkayyy had strong views on geopolitics — all aligned with the Chinese Communist […]
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Virginia gov slams Liberty University for reopening campus during pandemic 26.3.2020 Raw Story
At a press conference on Wednesday, Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA) sharply criticized Jerry Falwell, Jr. and Liberty University for reopening their campus in defiance of state and local officials, despite the novel coronavirus still posing a threat to their students and faculty. “I have heard the press reports that Liberty University is inviting and welcoming students […]
Jerry Falwell Jr. ‘mislead’ officials in Lynchburg about plans to reopen Liberty University: report 25.3.2020 Raw Story
Liberty University chair Jerry Falwell Jr. said that he’s reopening the university despite orders to lock down the city of Lynchburg, Virginia. Falwell said that he got not only permission but thanks for doing so. According to the city, however, they were “mislead,” the Daily Beast reported. “They thanked us for making that decision,” Falwell […]
Not Just the Elderly 25.3.2020 Outside the Beltway
While some are being cavalier about the fate of elderly Americans, it is worth noting that despite views in some quarters, it is not just the elderly who get the disease, nor only the elderly who die from it. Here are a couple of example from today’s news: Via the NY Post: Brooklyn principal dies […]
Liberty Set to Welcome Back 5000 Students 24.3.2020 Outside the Beltway
The university is welcoming students back to campus, even as classes are going online.
Jerry Falwell Jr. Opens Liberty University To Students So They Won't 'Disrupt Their College Life' 24.3.2020 Crooks Liars
Amidst what Surgeon General Jerome Adams predicted would be the worst week so far of COVID-19 cases and deaths, right-wing Christian nut-job Jerry Falwell Jr. has decided to go against the tide and open his university back up to students . Not only that, he ordered — ordered — the faculty back to work. Why? “I think we have a responsibility to our students — who paid to be here, who want to be here, who love it here — to give them the ability to be with their friends, to continue their studies, enjoy the room and board they’ve already paid for and to not interrupt their college life,” Falwell said. Let the kids have fun! They have paid for their dorms! We wouldn't want to have to give them refunds, would we? Let's see how nearby, sanely-run universities have decided to handle things: In response to the pandemic, several nearby institutions have instructed faculty to work remotely and have limited dorms to students unable to return home. At the University of Lynchburg, 19 students continue to live in ...
Liberty University professor begs Jerry Falwell Jr not to reopen campus: ‘His current plan is courting a disaster’ 24.3.2020 Raw Story
Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. has resisted shutting down the campus in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak. In an op-ed published at Religion News Service LU English professor Marybeth Davis Baggett, writes that Falwell Jr.’s “foolhardy decision” is reflective of his “conspiratorial thinking about COVID-19 and smacks of defiance.” “He has repeatedly made […]
Amid Coronavirus’ Spread, an Evangelical University Welcomes Students Back to Campus 24.3.2020 Mother Jones
While schools and college campuses around the country remain closed to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Liberty University is set to allow the return this week of up to 5,000 students. The plan was announced by the private evangelical university’s  scandal–plagued president, Jerry Falwell Jr., an ally of President Donald Trump. Trump in recent days […]
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Coronavirus: Under surveillance and confined at home in Taiwan 24.3.2020 BBC: Front Page
Milo was woken by officers after his phone ran out of power overnight, meaning he could not be tracked.
COVID-19 closures could hit historically black colleges particularly hard 24.3.2020 Raw Story
As the COVID-19 crisis forces many schools to close their campuses and move all courses online, some worry that the pandemic could have a bigger negative impact on the nation’s historically black colleges and universities, than for other campuses. Here, The Conversation US has assembled a panel of experts to forecast what’s in store for […]
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Unis must stop unconditional offers in virus confusion 24.3.2020 BBC: Front Page
Universities warned not to put pressure on anxious applicants after A-levels cancelled.
Travelers from Minnesota still trying to get home after countries impose COVID-19 limits 24.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
As of Friday, the University of Minnesota Twin Cities reported nearly 1,000 students had already returned from their study abroad programs, but 239 were still overseas.
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