More than 20,000 in the county of 10 million have tested positive for the virus, and nearly 950 have died. County officials have warned the public that although social distancing practices have worked to slow the spread of the virus, the number of those who have been infected is likely far higher than the official count. … [Read more...] about L.A. County exceeds 1,000 coronavirus-related deaths
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#BlackLiveMatter #GeorgeFloyd protest in Fort Wayne, Indiana. this was a PEACEFUL PROTEST. the swat team arrived and threw ridiculous amounts of tear gas and maze. I witnessed cops throw gas on to people who were on the floor crying. I’m disgusted. all pictures by shot by me. pic.twitter.com/aoXleQClip … [Read more...] about ***Live Updates*** George Floyd Protests Continue
No matter that putting on a face covering when out among others is now required by the city and county. No matter that doing so can help us reduce transmission of a virus that we know can be spread by asymptomatic people who have no idea that they have it. No matter that it’s easy to find face coverings that you can wear around your neck and pull up to cover your face as needed, when other people are near. … [Read more...] about As our world reopens, can I trust you to keep me safe from the coronavirus?
Former Black Caucus Chairwoman Barbara LeeBarbara Jean LeeDemocrats blast CDC report on minorities and COVID-19 Overnight Defense: Pentagon memo warns pandemic could go until summer 2021 | Watchdog finds Taliban violence is high despite US deal | Progressive Dems demand defense cuts Progressives demand defense budget cuts amid coronavirus pandemic MORE (D-Calif.) has called on Biden to pick an African-American woman like Harris, a former California attorney general. … [Read more...] about Police killing in Minneapolis puts new scrutiny on Biden pick
These days, we have Zoom, but it doesn't ease our hunger for connection. We can't safely visit our elderly relatives. All of us are touch-deprived, and longing for tactile things. Every time I reached a trail supply town, I'd head to the post office and find postcards with scribbled messages. Sometimes I'd find care packages containing Snickers and Advil. … [Read more...] about A long-ago trek on the Pacific Crest Trail is helping me survive in quarantine