“It could only happen at this confluence of fear of the unknown: the drumbeat of anxiety and deliberate fearmongering over HIV, the grey area of what Guantanamo Bay was and is, and the willingness to use fear of brown people, fear of gay people, fear of disease, and mix it all up in such a way to allow politicians to play for political points,” Andrea Pitzer, a journalist and author of One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps, told The Daily Beast. … [Read more...] about William Barr, Trump’s Attorney General Nominee, Held Immigrants in ‘HIV Prison Camp’
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The clinical trial uses a bio-engineered vaccine, developed by Cambridge, Mass.-based Moderna in collaboration with NIH, that teaches the body's immune system to recognize and neutralize the virus by targeting the spike proteins that envelop it and allow it to penetrate human cells. The vaccine, using snippets of genetic coding, triggers the body to produce new spike proteins, prompting the immune system to create antibodies that hunt them down. The nationwide trial is expected to enroll about 30,000 participants. Pfizer also launched the final phase of testing for a coronavirus vaccine on 30,000 volunteers. … [Read more...] about Vaccine trials call for Black, Latino people
“She’s trying to find peace. She’s not trying to disrespect anybody’s ancestors,” her childhood friend, Louis McFall, says in 'Should the Confederate Flag Still Fly in Mississippi?' a documentary. “Why should she not be represented by a flag that others are?” … [Read more...] about Rapper Genesis Be’s long battle versus the Confederate flag
"All the other vaccine programmes at the Jenner Institute have been delayed by COVID-19 work: both pre-clinical work and clinical trials," said Adrian Hill, director of The Jenner Institute and a professor of human genetics, in an email to CNN. "For the last three months only COVID-19 work has been permitted during lockdown and our phase III trial of the new COVID-19 vaccine is using all the capacity of our clinical center." This includes staff and students who were redeployed from other programs. … [Read more...] about Efforts to beat the coronavirus pandemic could cause over 1 million extra deaths from other diseases, experts warn
But in the rush to enter the United States in search of protection, LGBT migrants who enter the country illegally risk exposing themselves to different dangers—this time, in the country where they thought they would be safe. Physical and sexual violence against undocumented immigrants held in Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers is frighteningly common, according to Human Rights Watch, particularly for transgender detainees who are frequently not housed in sections corresponding to their gender identity. … [Read more...] about LGBT Migrants Fled Persecution Back Home. Then They Fled the Caravan.