Posts tagged with: Current events

Why Frontline Workers in New Orleans Took the Vaccine

Nearly 10,000 doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine arrived in Louisiana on Monday, December 14th. Nearly half were delivered to the Greater New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Bayou regions. This first round of vaccines is strictly for the frontline workers in... Read More

Renaming Army Bases

Since the death of George Floyd in late May, Americans have become more conscious about race issues. As protests have swept through the country, cities have removed Confederate statues, and institutions have barred displays of the Confederate Flag. On Wednesday,... Read More

Do Masks Really Protect Us

When the pandemic first started in the nation, face masks were strictly recommended for health care professionals. Masks weren’t advised to the public early on because of the anticipated shortages of masks for health care professionals. Since states are beginning... Read More

Did USA Gymnastics and the FBI Fail Gymnasts

It has been five years since the abuse by former national team doctor Larry Nassar was first reported to USA Gymnastics. Nassar abused over 300 athletes over two decades because of an ineffective oversight by Olympic organizations. Although he was... Read More

COVID-19 Contact Tracing

The CDC is coming up with new ways for people to protect themselves against and prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. One of the most effective methods that they have come up with is case investigation and contact tracing.... Read More

Starbucks and Other Big-Brand Companies Join Facebook Ad Boycott

The growing boycott by advertisers that are unhappy with social media platforms, like Facebook, handling of misinformation, and hate speech, is growing and gaining momentum. This boycott gained traction in early June when the advocacy group, Stop Hate for Profit,... Read More

Trump’s Former Security Advisor Breaches Security

Trump’s administration asked a federal judge last week to halt the publication of former national security advisor John Bolton’s book. They argue that Bolton had breached non-disclosure agreements and was risking national security by releasing classified information.... Read More

Reopening Disney & The Future of Theme Parks

Because of the coronavirus outbreak, both Disney World and Disneyland were forced to close down for several months. The risks that these kinds of places pose- in terms of contagion spread- were just too large to ignore. But finally, both... Read More

Trump Rallies During COVID

President Trump is planning on holding his first campaign rally in months on Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where infections are rising. After having to postpone the event to avoid Juneteenth, Tulsa Officials are pleading with him to either cancel or... Read More

Harvard Sued Over Remote Learning Dissatisfaction

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, colleges and universities in the United States have been forced to close their doors for the remainder of the Spring Semester. They have made the transition from in-person classes to an online platform to protect... Read More
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