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2020 Olympics Postponed to July 2021 Leaving Olympians Worried

Lauren Persons

April 20, 2020

The 2020 Olympics have been moved into July of 2021 due to the increasing cases of Covid-19 leaving many Olympians intrigued and scared of the outcomes.  USA Today journalist Christine Brennan reports that the conditions of the 2021 Olympic parameters going forward have not yet been decided an...

Social Media Companies Attempt to Stop Misinformation Spread

Srishti Brahmbhatt

April 17, 2020

Major social media companies, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest, have been releasing new measures to prevent a new spread of misinformation. As people search through the internet, along with genuine information about COVID-19, they are encountering and sharing a lot of misinformat...

Business Owners Fear Covid-19 Impact

Chinmay Goyal

April 16, 2020

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is causing many problems for American businesses. According to CNBC, several states have begun mandating that all non essential businesses must close.  US News describes an essential business as either a grocery store, bank, pharmacy, or gas station. A...

Minnesota Lawmakers Act to Stabilize the Cost of Insulin

Rachel Weber

April 16, 2020

The Minnesota legislature is working to find a way to make emergency insulin affordable for all diabetics.  According to the Washington Post the IBM Watson Health data analysis said U.S. insulin list prices have tripled.  The Washington Post said when insulin debuted in 1996, the listed price of a 10-milliliter...

Flood crisis on Both Ends of the Mississippi

Lauren Persons

April 16, 2020

Louisiana is facing several flood warnings in five of its most popular rivers within the first week of April.  The StarTribune reports that New Orleans, Louisiana has been facing many issues due to Covid 19. The floods have become a bigger issue because people are quarantined and cannot prepar...

Gender Gap in Unemployment Due to Covid-19 Outbreak

Alexis Herman

April 15, 2020

Women hold the majority of jobs on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, and they are the ones filing for unemployment during this pandemic. The USA today reported that by June an estimated 60,000 family practices will close or significantly scale back, and 800,000 of their employees will be laid o...

Liberty University Welcomes Students Back on Campus Despite the Coronavirus Outbreak

Margot Carlson

April 15, 2020

Liberty University, located in Lynchburg, Virginia, reopened their campus after spring break. The coronavirus has been in full effect for several weeks.  CNN reports that students were given the choice to return to campus. Originally 1,900 students came back to school. The school is preparing...

Disabled People Face Discrimination in the Healthcare Industry

Mia Sodt

April 15, 2020

Disabled people in the U.S. continue to face discrimination in the COVID-19 crisis. According to CNN Health, Doctor Douglas White developed a system to decide who receives treatment based on how many years they are expected to live which puts older and disabled people at a disadvantage to receive...

Donald Trump Aims to Have Fans Back at Sports Games as Soon as Possible

Gabe Cameron

April 14, 2020

President Donald Trump met on phone with many U.S. pro sports leaders last week, saying he was looking forward to the resumption “as soon as we can.” According to CBS Sports, Donald Trump had a conference call with all of the major leagues and said, “They wanna get back, they gotta get back....

Minnesotan Doctors Isolate Themselves From Families

Emma Souza

April 13, 2020

Doctors and nurses have vacated their homes to defend their families from COVID-19 in Minnesota. The Star Tribune’s Amy Forliti reports Minnesotan nurse Lisa Neuburger was attending a patient with COVID as the patient’s ventilator tube detached. Although Neuburger wore protective gear, she realized...

Minnesota Schools Transitioning to Online Learning

Blake Hibbs

April 13, 2020

Governor Tim Walz ordered all of the state’s schools to be closed by March 27 to contain the spread of Covid-19. According to CBS the schools will be closed indefinitely and will be reconsidered in early May. According to Kare 11 Minnesota public schools are the sixth ranked in the nation, a...

New York City Council Health Committee is Considering Burying COVID-19 Victims in Hart Island Temporarily

Lauren Elliott

April 13, 2020

In a string of tweets from April 6, New York City Council Health Committee Chairman Mark Levine states temporary internment of coronavirus victims will occur in Hart Island if need be.  Levine said that the burials “will be done in a dignified, orderly, professional manner.” Originally, Council...

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