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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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R.I.P. Congressman-elect Luke Letlow

Lawmakers and senior staffers are mourning the loss of Representative-Elect Luke Letlow, who died of complications from COVID-19 on Tuesday. The 41-year-old Louisiana Republican was slated to succeed retiring Representative Ralph Abraham, whom he previously served as chief of staff.  The rising Republican star was passionate about having the opportunity …

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President Trump Signals He May Not Sign Relief Bill

President Trump is signaling he may not sign the COVID-19 relief bill. After months of silence on the issue, last night in a video, President Trump called the bill a ”disgrace” and suggested he might not immediately sign off on it. He called on Congress to increase the ”ridiculously low” …

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Dr. Ben Carson Recounts His Battle With COVID-19

Dr. Ben Carson

On Wednesday, Dr. Ben Carson conducted his first interview since contracting COVID-19. Carson discussed his full experience with Martha MacCallum. “I think we need to emphasize that there are certain people in our society who are vulnerable. People with comorbidities, older people, and especially older adults with comorbidities. In my …

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