Steve July 28, 2020

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden could announce his running mate as soon as the end of this week, according to the time frame he laid out. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast, the crew discusses the positive and negative narratives that could emerge from each of his potential choices. They also ask why […]

Steve July 28, 2020

Amid concentrated job losses and financial insecurity, disproportionate rates of contracting and becoming seriously ill from COVID-19, and nationwide protests in response to centuries of racial injustice and anti-Black racism, the past few months have exacerbated the already disparate mental health needs of many Black, Indigenous, and non-Black people of color (BIPOC). In particular, BIPOC […]

Steve July 28, 2020

See also: “Lawmakers Must Strengthen SNAP in Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic” by Areeba Haider As America continues to grapple with the devastating public health and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing is clear: The relief packages passed by Congress months ago are not doing enough to address hunger. For example, the Families […]

Steve July 28, 2020

At least four people were killed and 21 were wounded: In Baghdad, two people were killed and 21 were wounded in Tahrir Square, when security personnel fired upon protesters. Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi said that government forces were ordered not to fire bullets and he is opening an investigation into the attack. Two militiamen were […]

Steve July 28, 2020

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Lothar Wieler warned this could be the start of a “second wave” The head of Germany’s public health agency has said he is “very concerned” by rising infections in the country. “We are in the middle of a rapidly developing pandemic,” Lothar Wieler, head of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), […]

Steve July 28, 2020

July 28 (UPI) — The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act has improved the “dietary quality” of schoolchildren participating in the National School Lunch Program, according to a study published Tuesday by JAMA. The findings are based on the performance of nearly 6,400 children on the Healthy Eating Index-2010. The assessment measures adherence to the 2010 Dietary […]

Steve July 28, 2020

If we had to sum up 2020 with a single television moment, it would be Meryl Streep’s eardrum-piercing “Big Little Lies” screech from what now feels like eons ago. Since then, the entertainment industry has been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic, scrapping star-studded awards season campaigns and indefinitely postponing ceremonies to 2021 and beyond. And yet, […]

Steve July 28, 2020

Tweety McTreason Jr has had his Twitter account restricted for sharing a video of an anti-LGBT+ doctor who thinks people get sick because of sex with demons talking about coronavirus. Twitter confirmed it has limited Trump Jr’s account for “spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19”. The president’s son was one of many […]