"

Tag Archives: COVID-19

Internet Subsidies For Low-Income Households Approved By FCC

The Federal Communications Commission approved a new broadband subsidy program to help low-income households pay for internet service during the pandemic. The $3.2 billion Emergency Broadband Benefit Program gives up to $50 per month in credit for internet bills to struggling families. The program also provides families with $100 credit …

Read More »

The COVID-19 Death Toll Has Now Surpassed 500,000

The United States officially surpassed 500,000 COVID-19 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. The grim milestone arrives just weeks before March 11th. That date marks one year since the outbreak was declared a pandemic. When the virus was first discovered in China towards the end of 2019, the Trump …

Read More »

CDC Will Release New Guidelines For Reopening Schools

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will release new guidelines for reopening schools on Friday. The National Education Association surveyed 3,305 of its members and found 82% have not received the COVID-19 vaccine. According to CNN, CDC’s key strategies for reopening schools include hand washing, masking, social distancing, cleaning …

Read More »

Black And Latino Americans Aren’t Receiving The COVID-19 Vaccine, Data Shows That Vaccine Coverage Is Twice As High Among White People

Black and Latino Americans are receiving the vaccine at a lower rate than white people. Health advocates blame the US federal government and hospitals for not prioritizing equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccine. CNN data from 14 states found that white people receive the vaccine at higher rates than Black and …

Read More »