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Franklin Graham is behind NYC’s Central Park COVID-19 field hospital – volunteers asked to ‘support’ anti-LGBTQ beliefs 31.3.2020 Raw Story
NY State Senator Warns Graham to Not Discriminate North Carolina’s infamous anti-LGBTQ activist, Franklin Graham, a religious extremist who is closely tied to President Donald Trump, is behind the emergency COVID-19 field hospital in New York City’s Central Park. Graham founded and runs the evangelical ministry Samaritan’s Purse, whose mission is neither healthcare nor disaster […]
These groups are among the most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic 31.3.2020 Raw Story
How is the COVID-19 crisis impacting the most vulnerable among us? Tens of millions of Americans fit that description – the poor, the homeless, immigrants, the detained and incarcerated, the precariously employed and the uninsured. Nearly one-quarter of adult Americans do not have access to medical benefits, paid sick leave or access to medical care. […]
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They didn’t have coronavirus symptoms until after they gave birth — then they tested positive 30.3.2020 Raw Story
The 38-year-old mother had experienced a complicated pregnancy, made riskier by Type 2 diabetes and a liver condition that causes bile to build up in the blood. On March 19, in her 37th week, she went to Columbia University Medical Center in New York City to be induced. Neither she nor her husband reported any […]
Pregnant in a time of coronavirus – the changing risks and what you need to know 28.3.2020 Raw Story
“So, being pregnant and delivering in a pandemic … what’s that gonna look like?” That question, sent to me by a colleague who is both a registered nurse and an expectant mother, stopped me in my tracks. As an OB-GYN physician, I naturally focus on the science of health care. Her email reminded me of […]
Governments Say “Stay at Home,” But Thousands Don’t Have a Home 27.3.2020
Homelessness was at crisis levels in the U.S. COVID-19 has put this already vulnerable population even more at ...
Women in New York giving birth alone may be facing their 'worst nightmare' 27.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Two of the city's leading hospital systems announced stringent new policies barring visitors of any kind to its labor and postpartum units.

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Ghouls! Slate: Abortion ‘Even More Essential During a Pandemic’ 27.3.2020 NewsBusters
No matter how many abortions there are in America, Planned Parenthood and their blood-thirsty cohorts are always screaming, “More, more!”
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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Coronavirus forces adjustments for sex workers in Germany, where prostitution is legal 26.3.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Coronavirus concerns led Germany to announce that all brothels had to close, as did bars, clubs, betting parlors, opera houses, museums and theaters.

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Pregnant? Here’s What to Expect While Giving Birth Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic 25.3.2020
Pregnant? Here’s What to Expect While Giving Birth Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic
Senate reaches historic deal on $2T coronavirus economic rescue package 25.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Congressional leaders announced an agreement to fund cash payments to Americans, bailouts for key industries and aid to the health care industry.
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With isolation, abuse activists fear an 'explosive cocktail' 25.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
As the world's families hunker down, there's another danger that worries advocates and officials: a potential spike in domestic violence as victims spend day and night trapped at home with their abusers, with tensions rising, nowhere to escape, limited or no access to friends or relatives — and no idea when it will end.
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Texas bans abortions during coronavirus pandemic to ‘expand hospital bed capacity’ 24.3.2020 Raw Story
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is using the coronavirus pandemic to further the GOP’s war against women. Paxton has issued an order banning abortion services in what he claims is an attempt to “expand hospital bed capacity as the state responds to the COVID-19 virus,” CBS News reports. Many if not most abortions do not […]
Letters to the Editor: Stay home. Do it for the generation that sacrificed everything to win World War II 20.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

People in their 90s today who are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus sacrificed greatly during World War II. They deserve our help now.

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US Economic Sanctions Exacerbate Toll of Coronavirus in Iran 18.3.2020
US Economic Sanctions Exacerbate Toll of Coronavirus in Iran
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What to Expect When You’re Expecting—During a Pandemic 18.3.2020 Mother Jones
For the past couple weeks, Talia Parks, who is 16 weeks pregnant, and her husband, David, have been cooped up in their townhouse in Milcreek, Washington, under a voluntary quarantine. David, who works at Microsoft, began displaying symptoms related to the coronavirus two weeks ago after working in an office building where two cases of […]
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Sanders and Biden attack Trump on virus — and spar on record 16.3.2020 Raw Story
White House hopefuls Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders launched a joint attack on Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic as they faced off in a high-stakes debate Sunday, accusing the president of undermining his own scientists with misinformation. The two rivals also sparred about their record, taking advantage of the first one-on-one format of […]
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In a Democratic debate dominated by coronavirus, Biden vows to put a woman on the ticket 16.3.2020 L.A. Times - World News

In a debate focused heavily on the coronavirus, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are asked about their age and risk. Biden commits to picking a female vice president.

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Scientist explains how Trump ‘obliterated’ Obama’s pandemic response infrastructure out of spite 12.3.2020 Raw Story
The coronavirus disease that was first diagnosed in China’s Hubei province has now spread to at least 47 countries and every continent except Antarctica. The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak an international health emergency. President Trump sought to play down the threat from coronavirus and announced Vice President Mike Pence would be his […]
House Democrats Unveil Bill To Protect Working Families From The Coronavirus Economy 12.3.2020 Crooks Liars
The day after Senate Republicans blocked an emergency paid sick leave bill , House Democrats unveiled their Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and offered Donald Trump and Republicans a lesson in what a coronavirus economic response should look like, one that will actually help the people struggling to make ends meet in the midst of a crisis. The bill includes paid sick leave, emergency unemployment benefits, food assistance, and free coronavirus testing. Although, as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer pointed out in a statement, there’s still a big piece missing that the Trump administration needs to fill in. “Alarmingly,” when he spoke Wednesday night, Trump “did not say how the administration will address the lack of coronavirus testing kits throughout the United ...
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