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Disability Community Joint Letter on ICE Forced Sterilizations

  September 24, 2020 This document is available as a PDF here. September 24, 2020  The Honorable Chad F. Wolf Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Washington, DC 20528  Kenneth CuccinelliSenior Official Performing the Duties of the DirectorU.S. Citizenship and Immigration ServicesDepartment of Homeland Security20 Massachusetts Avenue, NWWashington, D.C. 20529 The Honorable Joseph V. Cuffari Inspector GeneralDepartment of Homeland Security 245 […]

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COVID-19 Update: Co-Chairs of Suicide Prevention Council of SLO County Address Mental Health, Suicide Prevention

SAN LUIS OBISPO — San Luis Obispo County Public Health’s weekly COVID-19 update included information about suicide prevention. September is nationally recognized as Suicide Prevention Month. There were 49 suicides recorded in San Luis Obispo County in 2019. San Luis Obispo County Behavioral Health Department Suicide Prevention Coordinator Alysia Hendry and Clinical Director of Transitions-Mental […]

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Coronavirus: Vendors exposed selling bleach as remedy

Suppliers have been selling bleach as a remedy for coronavirus during the pandemic, a BBC investigation found. Secret recordings of two sellers revealed potentially dangerous mixtures were being touted as a way to treat people with Covid-19. One claimed her sales had increased following comments made by US President Donald Trump about the potential use of […]

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Sen. Mitt Romney calls for campaign to counter ‘anti-vaxxers’ as researchers race for COVID-19 shots

SALT LAKE CITY — Sen. Mitt Romney called for an aggressive campaign Wednesday to counter growing sentiment that vaccines, including one being developed for COVID-19, are harmful. Describing them as “anti-vaxxers,” Romney said he’s been approached in Utah by people with “whole books” describing why vaccines are bad and made from adulterated sources. “It’s not […]

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Utah Sen. Mitt Romney injects himself into growing vaccination debate

United States Sen. Mitt Romney, R-UT, called on the federal government on Wednesday to actively work “to resolve the debate (and) the uncertainty that so many Americans have about the wisdom of receiving vaccines” and to address the increasing number of parents who believe vaccines are harmful to their children. During a U.S. Senate Committee […]

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Trump Wildly Accuses Biden Of Being A Coronavirus ‘Anti-Vaxxer’

The president claims his rival has “launched a public campaign against the vaccine.” Biden has simply said he would follow scientific advice. President Donald Trump launched a bizarre attack against Democratic challenger Joe Biden on Thursday, suggesting that the former vice president opposes a coronavirus vaccine without explanation. “Biden’s launched a public campaign against the […]

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New Zealand mental health crisis as Covid stretches a struggling system

Health workers and older people among those bearing brunt of added pressure brought by coronavirus New Zealanders are experiencing more depression and anxiety since the coronavirus lockdown, doctors say, despite the country leading the world in its battle against the pandemic. New Zealand has been lauded for its effective management of the virus, with most […]