Desperation and Despair in Haiti as Relief Efforts Stall

     “In what is already a challenging time for the people of Haiti, I am saddened by the devastating earthquake that occurred in Saint-Louis du Sud, Haiti,” President Joe Biden said in a statement. “We send our deepest condolences to all those who lost a loved one or saw their homes and businesses destroyed. I have authorized an immediate U.S. response and named USAID Administrator Samantha Power as the senior U.S. official to coordinate this effort.” […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Rev. Jesse Jackson Speaks About His and Wife’s Covid Diagnosis

     In an exclusive telephone conversation from his hospital bed on Sunday, August 22, the renowned civil rights leader expressed his ongoing support for vaccinations while explaining why his wife, Jacqueline, had not received the vaccine. “I have had both my shots,” Rev. Jackson said in the telephone call from Northwestern Memorial Hospital. “My wife did not receive the vaccine because she has pre-existing conditions that were of concern.” Jackson maintained the importance of vaccination, noting that there are more stringent variants of the coronavirus. […]

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Survey Finds New England States Lead the Way in Safety During the Pandemic

     As of Thursday, August 19, approximately 51 percent of the American population is vaccinated. The authors spell out that some states are safer than others. The District of Columbia enjoyed the least overall deaths from Covid, followed by Vermont, California, Connecticut, and Wisconsin. Vermont, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Jersey had the highest vaccine rate. […]