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2 Men On Death Row Say Having COVID-19 Will Increase Their Suffering During Execution

Two men on federal death row who are scheduled to be killed next week are asking for their executions to be delayed because of their recent COVID-19 diagnoses. Corey Johnson and Dustin Higgs argue that the government’s lethal injection protocol, which uses the drug pentobarbital, would constitute cruel and unusual punishment given the current state […]

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Paramedic Proposes To Nurse Boyfriend During COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment

Two South Dakota health care workers began 2021 as fiancés and internet stars after footage of their pandemic era engagement went viral.  A paramedic and EMS supervisor, Robbie Vargas-Cortes made an appointment at the Sanford Canton-Inwood Medical Center last month to receive his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. His boyfriend of five years, Eric Vanderlee, is a registered […]