BURLINGTON, Vt. – Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday will host a virtual town hall on the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on undocumented immigrants. Sanders will be joined by Make the Road member Perla Silva, Executive Director of the National Immigration Law Center Marielena Hincapié and President of 32BJ SEIU Kyle Bragg.
1954. In the bustling African port city of Accra, a burgeoning outpost of the British Empire, young men from the surrounding area find work in a variety of occupations. This is a place of contradictions, symbolized by two parades through the downtown streets, one by the daughters of Jesus, the other by local prostitutes. Some of the young men travel out to the countryside to take part in extraordinary rituals in which they dress up, fall into a trance and perform animal sacrifices. After the ceremony, they return to the city and the normal routine of their lives.
CITIZENS’ ASSEMBLIES TRAINING WEBINAR – Learning from the past A Citizens’ Assembly is a randomly selected cross-section of a society, that are taught balanced, factual and expert information by a range of professionals, specifically on the subject of Climate Change. This ‘jury’ then makes recommendations on the advice to mitigate worst effects of climate change, which the government by law have to put into practice. This webinar build on the theme and asks – “Do citizens’ assemblies actually work?”, “What are they best used for?”, and “How do we avoid past mistakes?” Get answers to these questions and more from experts TODAY at 18:30 UTC. With Professor Graham Smith and Dr Clodagh Harris. To our audience on social media – please post questions for the panel in the comments. Find out more about our #ThirdDemand for a #CitizensAssembly here: https://xrcitizensassembly.uk/
Earlier in the month, Dr. Anthony Fauci said he would pick A-list actor Brad Pitt to portray him on SNL should the time come—and last weekend, Fauci’s wish came true! The physician appeared on Telemundo’s “Un Nuevo Dia” and told host Francisco Cáceres that Brad “did a great job.” But more importantly, Dr. Fauci said the actor proved he was a “really a classy guy” when he delivered a heartfelt message as himself at the end of his SNL monologue.
In this excerpt from his long-awaited follow-up interview, Dr. John Ioannidis discusses the real fatality rate of COVID-19 based on his own preliminary studies and why science has no political party.
Watch the full interview here: https://youtu.be/cwPqmLoZA4s
Watch previous episodes of Perspectives on the Pandemic here:
Episode 1: https://youtu.be/d6MZy-2fcBw
Episode 2: https://youtu.be/lGC5sGdz4kg
Episode 3: https://youtu.be/VK0Wtjh3HVA
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Here are the links to Dr. Ioannidis’ studies:
COVID-19 Antibody Seroprevalence in Santa Clara County, California: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.11…
Population-level COVID-19 mortality risk for non-elderly individuals overall and for non-elderly individuals without underlying diseases in pandemic epicenters: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.11…
What Other Countries Can Learn From Italy During the COVID-19 Pandemic: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama…
Dr John P.A. Ioannidis is a professor of medicine and professor of epidemiology and population health, as well as professor by courtesy of biomedical data science at Stanford University School of Medicine, professor by courtesy of statistics at Stanford University School of Humanities and Sciences, and co-director of the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS) at Stanford University.
Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich provides a day-by-day account of Trump’s failed response to the coronavirus crisis, and explains how the administration’s incompetence and narcissism has cost countless lives. “We pretty much shut it down.” “Coronavirus is very much under control.” “It’s going to be down to close to zero.” Trump’s priority has never been public health. It’s been to downplay the virus in order to boost his shot at reelection. This is not leadership. This is the exact opposite of leadership.
White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said there will be coronavirus in the fall but we will be better prepared for its containment. Fauci added that the coronavirus will rebound if governors and local officials reopen the economy too soon and advised the governor of Georgia against his planned reopening of the state.
As the U.S. battles the coronavirus and dangerous misinformation about it, Dr. Anthony Fauci has emerged as the leading medical expert on the Trump administration’s virus task force. New polling shows Americans trust him far more than Pres. Trump, and this report shows how presidents in both parties have long valued Fauci’s nonpartisan scientific expertise since he emerged as a leader in the fight against AIDS in 1984. MSNBC’s Ari Melber reports on that history and Fauci’s prescient warnings about a “respiratory illness that can be spread from person to person,” and how that type of infectious disease means “nowhere in the world is completely safe when there’s an epidemic raging in one part of the world.” (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber,” a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. http://www.thebeatwithari.com). Aired on 04/21/2020.
Dr. Fauci describes the complicated timeline of creating a vaccine for a disease like COVID-19, including the different stages of development and the risks that have to be taken into consideration before releasing to the public.
Welcome to Transition Studies. To prosper for very much longer on the changing Earth humankind will need to move beyond its current fossil-fueled civilization toward one that is sustained on recycled materials and renewable energy. This is not a trivial shift. It will require a major transition in all aspects of our lives.
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