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Tag Archives: 2019-2021 Coronavirus Pandemic

“The COVID-19 pan­dem­ic, also known as the coro­n­avirus pan­dem­ic, is an ongo­ing glob­al pan­dem­ic of coro­n­avirus dis­ease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute res­pi­ra­to­ry syn­drome coro­n­avirus 2 (SARS-CoV­‑2),” the pan­demic’s Wikipedia entry explains. “The nov­el virus was first iden­ti­fied in Wuhan, Chi­na, in Decem­ber 2019; a lock­down in Wuhan and oth­er cities in Hubei province failed to con­tain the out­break, and it spread to oth­er parts of main­land Chi­na and around the world.”

This is an archive of posts about the pan­dem­ic pub­lished by NPI’s Cas­ca­dia Advo­cate, includ­ing posts pub­lished as part of our COVID-19 Update series.

Progressive champion Representative Pramila Jayapal has tested positive for COVID-19

Excerpt: Sad news to share: our own Representative Pramila Jayapal says that she has tested positive for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. Read her full statement.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Legislative Advocacy, Open Government
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U.S. House resoundingly adopts CASH Act to boost COVID-19 recovery payments to $2,000

Excerpt: The legislation earned the near unanimous support of the Democratic caucus. Democrats were joined by forty-four Republicans, including Washington State's Jaime Herrera Beutler and Oregon's Greg Walden.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Legislative Advocacy
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BC’s NDP government authorizes COVID-19 relief as province begins a dark, dreary winter

Excerpt: Premier John Horgan's government has put together a COVID-19 Recovery Benefit program, in which an estimated 3.7 million B.C. residents will get grants up to $1,000 (Canadian) per family and $500 for individuals.
Written by:Joel Connelly
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Elections, Healthcare
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Donald Trump says that he and Melania Trump have tested positive for SARS-CoV‑2

Excerpt: Having spent months utterly failing to protect Americans from COVID-19 and completely disregarding the guidance of public health experts, Donald Trump now finds himself and his wife infected with the virus.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Breaking News, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Open Government
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Scramble for the Senate: Can Al Gross topple Republican Dan Sullivan in the Last Frontier?

Excerpt: Senate Democrats are backing a quintessentially Alaskan doctor who is running as an independent in the hopes that he can pull off an upset win.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
Categories:Elections
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COVID-19 Update: Many school districts plan to open for the fall in remote-only mode

Excerpt: As the 2020-2021 school year approaches, the longer-term repercussions of the nation's failure to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic are starting to become painfully apparent.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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COVID-19 Update: Business, social activities restricted as region struggles to combat virus

Excerpt: The Pacific Northwest is trying to determine the best combination of restrictions to slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2 without going back to a full scale lockdown.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Healthcare
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COVID-19 Update: Governor Jay Inslee’s emergency powers affirmed by federal judge

Excerpt: While new cases of COVID-19 proliferate, the right wing continues to hamper efforts to fight the virus, despite losing a major legal challenge.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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COVID-19 Update: Rolling, rolling, rolling…

Excerpt: The Pacific Northwest faces increased rate of infection from the pandemic and considers its options.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Tim Eyman proposes risking the lives of a lot of people with a massive election night party

Excerpt: The longtime scammer is essentially trying to organize a "COVID party", where people could contract the novel coronavirus in large numbers.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman says he’s worried about facial recognition. So why won’t he wear a mask?

Excerpt: Throwing on a face covering can help frustrate the very technology that Tim Eyman says is a danger to our personal liberty. But Eyman has likened mask wearing to tyranny.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Healthcare, Technology
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COVID-19 Update: Pacific Northwest embraces mandatory mask directives

Excerpt: As British Columbia makes additional moves to reopen its economy, Washington has mandated the wearing of masks in public and Oregon has completed a special legislative session focusing on COVID-19 and police reform.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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The Pandemic is Personal: Jef­frey Robin­son on celebrating PRIDE during COVID-19

Excerpt: An LGBTQ+ Democratic Party leader shares his views on the importance and meaning of PRIDE during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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COVID-19 Update: Food, transparency, and the fallout in our hardest hit communities

Excerpt: Food processing facilities remain a primary coronavirus outbreak nexus. We look at the fallout in that industry and highlight two areas within the Pacific Northwest hard hit by the pandemic in this installment of COVID-19 Update.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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