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Tag Archives: Global Health

COVID-19 Update: Different paths towards reopening in the Pacific Northwest

Excerpt: Cascadia's U.S. states are starting to lift restrictions associated with their Stay Home, Stay Healthy orders, but at different speeds.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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The right wing’s economic livelihood versus public health argument is a false choice

Excerpt: We must collectively recognize that by making responsible choices, we can save most every­one and can have an econ­o­my to which we can return. 
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Republicans embrace economy as their deity: “There are more important things than living”

Excerpt: Right wing protestors and Republican officials are desperate to restart the economy, even if it results in people dying. Turns out they're not actually pro-life at all. Shocking.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Beware the Covidiots: Right wing protesters flock to Olympia despite stay home orders

Excerpt: Backers of Donald Trump and Tim Eyman put their lives at risk -- and ours -- by illegally congregating on the Capitol Campus.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington, Oregon, and California unveil new alliance: Western States Pact

Excerpt: The United States' Left Coast governors have made it abundantly clear that they -- not Donald Trump -- will decide when to lift their Stay Home, Stay Healthy orders and allow businesses that are currently closed to fully reopen.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Left Coast states send ventilators back east to help fight the novel coronavirus

Excerpt: This is keeping with our values of empathy and mutual responsibility. This is who we are as Washingtonians, Oregonians, and Californians.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: Idaho Governor Brad Little issues “stay at home” order for Gem Staters

Excerpt: Idaho's Republican governor has has come under fierce and withering fire in recent days for an inadequate response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Now he's scrambling to respond.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: Governors Jay Inslee and Kate Brown issue stay-at-home orders

Excerpt: Washington Governor Jay Inslee and Oregon Governor Kate Brown today issued so-called "stay at home" orders that build on their earlier orders prohibiting large public gatherings, closing schools, and closing restaurants and bars.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: Governor Jay Inslee holds off on “shelter in place” order… for now

Excerpt: The governors of Washington and Oregon are weighing whether to issue stay-at-home/"shelter-in-place" orders. Pressure on them to do so is mounting.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Elizabeth Warren proposes conditions for bailouts of big firms due to COVID-19 impacts

Excerpt: The senior United States Senator from Massachusetts says it would be irresponsible to offer federal aid with no conditions, as Congress unwisely did twelve years ago.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman tries to defend his irresponsible behavior during coronavirus pandemic

Excerpt: The scammer and disgraced initiative purveyor has released a lengthy commentary about the evolving government response to COVID-19.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Scammer Tim Eyman urges elderly followers to party like there’s no coronavirus pandemic

Excerpt: The notorious con man exhorted people to congregate with him on Whidbey Island and drink Corona beer.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: U.S. House passes Families First Coronavirus Response Act in 1 AM vote

Excerpt: Good news: The United States House of Representatives has approved a sweeping bill that will help families respond to the worst public health crisis in a century.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: Torrent of bad news caps absolutely surreal day in the Pacific NW

Excerpt: Get the latest bad news on the novel coronavirus in this mega-update, packed with useful resources, videos, and links.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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