The US government has announced it will not allow foreign students to remain in the country, if all of their classes are moved online due to novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, in the fall season. These are students of non-immigrant F-1 and M-1 visas pursuing an education in the US. … [Read more...] about 3 Point Analysis | US student visa restriction: How will this move impact Indian students?
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Ruling BJD MLA Prasant Behera has tested positive for COVID-19, the second legislator in Odisha to have contracted the disease, an official said on Wednesday. The lawmaker from Salipur in Cuttack district was admitted to a COVID-19 hospital, he said. … [Read more...] about BJD MLA Prasant Behera becomes second legislator in Odisha to test positive for COVID-19
Those five-inch-long “nasopharyngeal swabs,” which reach the area where someone’s nasal passages connect with their mouth, are not only deeply uncomfortable—they added to the early problems around testing. That process often makes people cough or gag, increasing the risk that a healthcare worker trying to collect a sample may get sprayed with germs, and leading to even more shortages in protective equipment like masks, gowns, and gloves, as nurses have to continually change their PPE with each test. Shortages of the swabs also slowed down the rate of testing as the outbreak began spreading in the U.S. … [Read more...] about How COVID tests are becoming a lot less uncomfortable—and safer for nurses
But this isn’t just about the coronavirus. As I write this, people in cities around the nation are protesting another health concern that disproportionally affects blacks: police brutality. To be clear, racism plays a role in both these topics. With police violence, we see an overt racism that can be readily observed and even filmed. COVID-19 arrives more subtly, borne by the invisible racism of poverty, employment opportunities (blacks are more likely to work jobs deemed “essential” or that cannot be performed remotely), inadequate or nonexistent healthcare, and the very real issue of weathering—the fact blacks in the U.S. age faster than whites due to no attributable factor other than societal stressors associated with race. … [Read more...] about Racism is built into U.S. cities. Here’s how architects can fight back
You can’t curb police brutality or reform the criminal justice system in the U.S. without addressing the role of prosecutors. Prosecutors represent local, state, or federal governments in court, help investigate crimes, and ultimately decide what charges—if any—to bring against someone. And when there is police violence, it’s the prosecutor who decides whether they should be charged, as well (most of the time, they decide not to). Most prosecutors are elected, so a key way to effect real change by voting at the local level is to learn about your prosecutor and their record. This directory from Color of Change will help you do just that. … [Read more...] about Does your local prosecutor hold police accountable? This site will tell you