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‘Too White’ To Get COVID Vaccine? Some Social Justice Activists Say Yes.

Are teachers “too white” to get early, priority access to the COVID-19 vaccine? In a New York Times article Friday, several medical professionals suggested that decisions over distributing the limited doses of COVID-19 vaccines are not based on the most efficient way to prevent deaths, but on consideration of social justice. For example, older Americans

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Congress seals agreement on $900 billion COVID relief bill

Top Capitol Hill negotiators sealed a deal Sunday on a $900 billion COVID-19 economic relief package, finally delivering long-overdue help to businesses and individuals and providing money to deliver vaccines to a nation eager for them. The agreement, announced by congressional leaders, would establish a temporary $300 per week supplemental jobless benefit and a $600

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1 in 5 prisoners in the US has had COVID-19, 1,700 have died

One in every five state and federal prisoners in the United States has tested positive for the coronavirus, a rate more than four times as high as the general population. In some states, more than half of prisoners have been infected, according to data collected by The Associated Press and The Marshall Project. As the

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A pandemic atlas: USA by the numbers, telling and horrifying

Month after dismal month, Americans have been inundated by an ever-rising tide of devastating numbers. Hundreds of thousands of deaths. Tens of million unemployed. By mid-December, five in every 100 Americans — more than 16 million — had been infected by COVID-19. Those numbers testify to a historic tragedy. But they don’t fully capture the

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‘Do as I say’: Anger as some politicians ignore virus rules

Denver’s mayor flies to Mississippi to spend Thanksgiving with his family — after urging others to stay home. He later says he was thinking with “my heart and not my head.” A Pennsylvania mayor bans indoor dining, then eats at a restaurant in Maryland. The governor of Rhode Island is photographed at an indoor wine

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