Tag: coronavirus

Los Angeles Schools

More Than 62,000 Students and Staff in Los Angeles School District Test Positive for COVID-19

In-person learning may be returning to Los Angeles schools today, but that doesn’t mean COVID-19 is no longer a problem in the nation’s second-largest district. CNN’s Cheri Mossburg reported that based on current data, more than 62,000 Los Angeles students and staff have recently tested positive for the coronavirus. Mossburg…

COVID relief

Additional $785 Million in Pandemic Relief Will Be Dedicated to Supporting Communities of Color

The White House has announced a dramatic increase in funding to assist communities of color with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Mariel Padilla of nonprofit newsroom The 19th reported that the Biden administration would allocate an additional $785 million from the American Rescue Plan towards helping communities of color that have…

AAPI Hate

New FBI Report Estimates Anti-Asian Hate in the United States Increased by 73% in 2020

We’ve known anti-Asian sentiment increased dramatically in the U.S. since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, but new government data quantifies just how shockingly severe that jump has been. Based on recently released FBI data, Sakshi Venkatraman of NBC News reported that “anti-Asian hate crimes increased more than 73% in…

Global COVID-19 Vaccinations

WHO Director Says Administering COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters While 90% of Africa Remains Unvaccinated Is ‘Immoral’ and ‘Unfair’

Last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that more people in America are currently receiving booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccines than are getting their first shot or are becoming fully vaccinated each day. While that news is good for public health as a whole, it…

medical worker layoff notice

175 Novant Health Workers in North Carolina Fired for Failing To Comply With Hospital System’s Vaccine Mandate

In what has been called one of the largest-ever mass firings related to vaccination compliance, North Carolina’s Novant Health confirmed that it had recently fired 175 hospital employees who failed to comply with the organization’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The Hill’s Jordan Williams reported that “approximately 375 of its 35,000-member workforce…