California is breaking coronavirus records. Gatherings in homes may fuel spread

California is breaking coronavirus records. Gatherings in homes may fuel spread

The virus is spreading at private gatherings in homes, and more young people are testing positive, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday. Infections at some prisons are raising concerns. “California has a responsibility and obligation legally and otherwise to enforce those laws,” Newsom said, adding that it may utilize “the power of the More...

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Supreme Court says federal law protects LGBTQ workers from discrimination
By Boston Journal On Monday, June 15th, 2020
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Supreme Court says federal law protects LGBTQ workers from discrimination

The landmark ruling will extend protections to millions of workers nationwide and is a defeat for the Trump administration, which argued that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act that bars discrimination based on More...

Coronavirus cases are rising faster than ever worldwide
By Boston Journal On Friday, June 5th, 2020
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Coronavirus cases are rising faster than ever worldwide

In April, new cases never topped 100,000 in one day, but since May 21, there have only been less than 100,000 on five days, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Newly reported cases reached a high of More...

Trump pursues his political obsessions as stark 100,000 coronavirus deaths landmark looms
By Boston Journal On Tuesday, May 26th, 2020
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Trump pursues his political obsessions as stark 100,000 coronavirus deaths landmark looms

And he indulged his preoccupations on his tax returns, Hillary Clinton, Fox News, slanders against MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, the Russia investigation, Joe Biden’s mental health, former Attorney General More...

Tensions rise between the White House and CDC as Birx critiques virus tracking
By Boston Journal On Saturday, May 16th, 2020
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Tensions rise between the White House and CDC as Birx critiques virus tracking

In particular, Dr. Deborah Birx, coordinator for the President’s coronavirus task force, has become increasingly critical of the CDC, making clear in recent meetings that she is more than frustrated with More...

The psychology behind why some people won't wear masks
By Boston Journal On Wednesday, May 6th, 2020
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The psychology behind why some people won’t wear masks

But he urges Americans to think of the mask guidance not as forced conformity, but as a necessary act of solidarity: Wearing a cloth mask could stop seemingly healthy people from infecting others with coronavirus More...

An aggrieved Trump blames press for furor over disinfectant comments
By Boston Journal On Sunday, April 26th, 2020
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An aggrieved Trump blames press for furor over disinfectant comments

For weeks now as aides and allies have urged Trump to stop doing daily briefings, the President has commandeered the microphone, dispensing self-congratulatory assessments of his administration’s handling More...

The government's small business loan money is gone. Now what?
By Boston Journal On Thursday, April 16th, 2020
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The government’s small business loan money is gone. Now what?

On Thursday morning, the $349 billion emergency small business lending program officially tapped out. The Small Business Association officially ran out of money for the Paycheck Protection Program, according to More...

US coronavirus: Parts of the country will endure peaks in cases and deaths. But there are also signs of hope
By Boston Journal On Monday, April 6th, 2020
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US coronavirus: Parts of the country will endure peaks in cases and deaths. But there are also signs of hope

Mortuaries in New Orleans are out of space, and the mayor said she needs help getting more refrigeration. New York, New Jersey and Detroit will see peaks in hospitalizations and deaths this week, the US Health More...

US coronavirus: Detroit and Chicago areas emerge as new hot spots as America overtakes China and Italy in number of cases
By Boston Journal On Friday, March 27th, 2020
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US coronavirus: Detroit and Chicago areas emerge as new hot spots as America overtakes China and Italy in number of cases

“I’ve heard of (them) putting their mask in a paper bag … and taking it out when they think they have a patent who has coronavirus,” Khaldun said. “We don’t have enough masks; More...