Stories tagged: "pandemic"


In this May 20, 2020 file photo, residents held thank you signs to greet employees of a Smithfield pork processing plant as they returned to their shifts after the plant had been closed because of a coronavirus outbreak in Sioux Falls, S.D. (AP Photo/Stephen Groves File)
Workers of Color Make Up 87% of Coronavirus Infections in Meat Plants

A new CDC report studying the impact of the coronavirus on workers at meat processing plants has found that most infections were among people of color.

The number of figures (1000) illustrates just 1% of the official count of people who've died from COVID-19. Graphic via Desirée Tapia for COURIER
The U.S. Has Officially Passed 100,000 Deaths From Coronavirus. The Real Number Is Likely Much Higher.

The current death toll could actually be as high as 125,000 Americans, according to a New York Times analysis.

Members of National Guard & volunteers prepare bags of food to residents near a one-mile radius containment area set up to halt spread of COVID-19 in New York. Image via Shutterstock
Trump Ends National Guard Deployment Day Before Servicemembers Would Be Eligible for Benefits

Retired Brig. Gen. J. Roy Robinson called it “curious” that the extension runs only 24 days and ends in the middle of the week.

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Why Truckers Showed Up and Blasted Their Horns At Trump

The protest, organized by trucker Rick Santiago, was held to express truckers’ frustration over shipping rates that they say are so low that they can’t make a living.

Man wearing a black mask Republicans states coronavirus cases
States With GOP Govs May See Big Death Spike

The COVID-19 pandemic is hitting harder in counties where President Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the 2016 general election.

Images via AP and Michigan Office of the Governor
GOP Using Pandemic to Seize Control From Governors

The GOP lawmakers' strategy echoes earlier attempts in some states to curb the powers of Democratic governors. But this round comes with added health and political risk.

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‘She Tried to Do Her Job, and It Killed Her’: NYC Emergency Room Doctor Takes Own Life

“Make sure she’s praised as a hero, because she was,” her father told the Times. “She’s a casualty just as much as anyone else who has died.”