Tag Archives: pandemic

President Biden Orders More U.S. Intelligence Probing Into COVID-19 Origin

Biden Uses Clemency Powers For the First Time to Pardon 3 and Commute Sentences for 75

President Joe Biden is ordering more intel investigation into the origin of COVID-19. On Wednesday, Biden ordered U.S. intelligence officials to strengthen their efforts to investigate where the virus originated, including any possibility that COVID-19 may have been manufactured inside a Chinese laboratory. The Biden administration is joining worldwide scrutiny …

Read More »

IRS Blames Delayed Tax Returns On Printers Being Out Of Ink

IRS

The IRS says that tax returns are being delayed due to their printers not having any ink. Many American citizens have not received their tax refund checks this year, despite having already filed their taxes. This is exceptionally detrimental since many families are still trying to recover financially from the …

Read More »

Oregon College Students Sue Universities Over Tuition Fees During Pandemic

Oregon College Students Sue Universities Over Tuition Charged During Pandemic

Three Oregon college students are suing the University of Oregon and Oregon State University over tuition during the COVID-19 pandemic. Caine Smith filed a lawsuit against the University of Oregon on March 19, according to CNN. Danielle Pranger and Garrett Harris both filed suit against Oregon State University on March 5. Both suits seek unspecified monetary damages and “prorated unused …

Read More »

Florida Leads The Country In Confirmed COVID-19 Variant Cases

BA.4 And BA.5: The New COVID Subvariants That Are Spreading Faster And Are Harder To Evade, Vaccinated Or Not

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Florida has now surpassed 1,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 variants, the most of any state. South Florida leads the state in confirmed cases.  According to WPLG Local 10 News, the CDC shows 1,040 cases of the U.K. variant and 21 cases of the Brazilian variant as …

Read More »

Japan Bans International Spectators From Attending Summer Olympics

Tokyo Olympics

Japan will not allow international spectators into the country for this summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games amid coronavirus concerns, organizers announced on Saturday.  Reuters reports that some 600,000 Olympic tickets will be refunded, along with another 300,000 Paralympic tickets. Costs associated with hotel cancellations will not be covered. Organizers of the games are also considering …

Read More »

Spring Breakers Pack Texas Beaches Amid Super Spreader Fears

spring break Texas

With Texas businesses operating at full capacity and no statewide mask mandate, spring breakers have descended upon South Padre Island. According to local outlet KXAN, beaches are packed for the first time in over a year. Tourist hotspots are taking advantage, soaking in the much-needed revenue.  “The state has opened up for …

Read More »

Disneyland Set To Reopen April 30

Disney Donates $5 Million To The Fight Against Florida's "Don't Say Gay" Bill

After being shut down for more than a year amid the coronavirus pandemic, Disneyland is finally set to reopen. CEO Bob Chapek announced Wednesday morning on CNBC’s “Squawk Alley” that the California theme parks will reopen on April 30. Per state guidelines, the parks will operate at 15% capacity upon reopening. Masks …

Read More »

Grammy Ratings Reach Record Low

Lil Wayne, Missy Elliot & Dr. Dre Set To Receive The Global Impact Award During The Grammys' Black Music Collective Event

The 63rd Grammy Awards reached a record low on Sunday by only pulling in less than half of last year’s viewers. The awards show saw just 8.8 million viewers on Sunday.  Pandemic-era award shows have seen a sharp drop in viewership, USA Today reports. The three-hour and 43 minute Grammys were down 53% …

Read More »

Overdose Hospital Visits Rise Amid Pandemic; Emergency Rooms Overwhelmed

Opioid Crisis

Hospitals are struggling with an overwhelming amount of overdose patients that are reportedly connected to the pandemic. According to NPR, patients dealing with drug-related conditions have visited hospitals more because of the lack of programs and resources they would usually receive if not for the pandemic lockdown. “All overdoses and …

Read More »