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How California Is Preparing For Wildfire Season Amid Coronavirus

California Gov. Gavin Newsom laid out Wednesday how the state will prepare for the inevitable: an upcoming season of potentially disastrous wildfires and the ongoing coronavirus public health emergency. “We gotta walk and chew gum at the same time,” Newsom said, describing his office’s dual missions of fighting wildfires and preventing further spread of COVID-19. Newsom spoke […]

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1 Out Of 3 Gay Men Feel Unsafe At Home Amid Coronavirus, Survey Finds

LONDON, May 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Almost a third of gay and bisexual men report feeling vulnerable at home during the new coronavirus pandemic, with Brazilians particularly concerned, a global survey found on Tuesday, highlighting its wider mental health impacts. According to research conducted by the U.S.-based gay social network Hornet for the Thomson […]

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We All Deserve Shorter, More Flexible Workweeks, Especially Amid COVID-19

AndreaObzerova via Getty ImagesRemote work and flexible work hours are some of the federal recommendations for stemming the coronavirus pandemic. As business begin to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic, employers are reimagining what the office of the future should look like. Some of those ideas are centered around increasing physical space between employees, as people […]

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Obama ‘Ebola Czar’ Names Donald Trump Traits That Are Deadly Combination Amid Pandemic

Three of President Donald Trump’s worst character traits are proving to be catastrophic for the U.S. amid the coronavirus pandemic, Ronald Klain argued on Wednesday. Klain, who former President Barack Obama charged with leading the U.S. response to the Ebola crisis, told MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace that Trump’s “narcissism, incompetence and ideology” were “sadly, a very […]

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Democratic Senators Urge Congress To Prioritize Disabled People Amid Outbreak

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and a group of her fellow Senate Democrats wrote to congressional leadership on Wednesday morning to encourage the inclusion of people with disabilities in the next iteration of the coronavirus stimulus package. Sens. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) joined Warren […]

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Infectious Disease Expert Makes Chilling Prediction About States Reopening Amid Pandemic

Infectious disease expert Michael Osterholm warned that the states starting to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic “will pay a big price later on.” Osterholm, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Thursday that states like Georgia, Colorado and others that are easing […]