Thirty to 40 percent of individuals now visiting their local food banks have never been to one before, and demand for these local banks has soared to roughly seven or eight times higher than average. Most are not equipped to handle this influx.
A group of worldwide volunteer 3D printer owners, Makers for COVID-19 combines technology, creativity and a sense of being part of the solution. And it happens to be run by a teenage girl.
As top health experts paint a bleak picture of the pandemic and warn of the dangers of reopening the country too soon, many individuals are feeling uneasy and unsure about what comes next. To help illuminate the path forward, Ms. associate digital editor Roxy Szal spoke with Dr. Rekha Murthy, MD about testing capabilities; what differentiates coronavirus from other infectious diseases, like the flu; the feasibility of herd immunity; and what’s giving her some much-needed hope.
John Barsa, administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has asked for all references to sexual and reproductive health to be removed from the UN’s Global Humanitarian Response Plan. Barsa claims the U.N. is using the pandemic to advance access to abortion by including it as an “essential” health service.
Here’s the thing: Abortion is essential health care —including during a pandemic.
A recent poll makes clear: Americans do not want abortion access restricted during the COVID-19 crisis.
Overall, 65 percent of Americans said politicians should not attack reproductive freedom during the pandemic.
For GirlTrek’s #DaughtersOf series, writers and activists Angela Davis and Nikki Giovanni discussed survival and radically honest self-care for black women.
“How often do black women get a conversation that is as honest and revealing as this one?”
Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham are ignoring the calls to focus on the real needs of this country because they have not “yet felt the urgency of acting immediately.” Instead, they have prioritized Trump and McConnell’s “pre-existing partisan wish-list” to install more unqualified and biased nominees who jeopardize our civil rights and protections.
Feminists are pursuing multiple strategies to pressure the FDA to expand abortion access and remove onerous FDA restrictions on the abortion pill mifepristone, which are based on politics, not medical evidence.
After 16 years of caring for patients, 61-year-old charge nurse Celia Marcos died after racing to save the life of a COVID-positive, ‘code blue’ patient. Marcos is one of at least 36 other health care workers who have died due to COVID-19 complications, and her death has prompted a larger critical conversation on the Trump administration’s inability to provide the PPE health care workers still desperately need.
The arguments of Mark Rienzi, counsel for Trump v. Pennsylvania, are dishonest, damaging and delusional. Let’s unpack each of these lies.