By Diana Rangaves
The Tokyo Olympics are set to begin today. Yet, as the date approached, the number of people linked to the games testing positive for COVID-19 rose. According to the 2020 Tokyo organizers, there were over 70 COVID-19 cases in the Olympic Village.
This number includes;
In November 2018, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) unveiled H.R.-1, a reform bill, the New Yorker reported. All but one state democrat voted to pass the electoral-reform bill known as the For the People Act. This would be the largest election-reform bill in half a century, and it was approved by the house in early March 2021, according to NPR. However, Vox reported that some Democrats call the act too comprehensive and complain the language could be confusing and misinterpreted.
The Brennan Center noted that some tout it as a package of good-government and election reforms. Meanwhile, Republicans and Democrats are battling at the state level, with big money and corporations backing both sides. According to the Committee on House Administration website, the For the People Act is a “sweeping package of pro-democracy and anti-corruption reforms puts the power back in the hands of the American people as it protects clean and fair elections through improving access to the ballot box, promoting election integrity, and ensuring election security; ends the dominance of big money in our politics by guaranteeing disclosure of political ads.”
By Dr. Diana Rangaves, PharmD
Over the past few weeks, The Loretto Hospital, in Chicago's Austin community, has been a topic of conversation. Two of its executives, George Miller (CEO) and Dr. Anosh Ahmed (COO), were reprimanded on March 19, 2021 for unprofessional conduct that involved allowing some “well-connected” members of society to skip the vaccination line at the hospital.
As a result, the City of Chicago ceased supplying coronavirus vaccines to Loretto hospital because the hospital is not following the set guidelines. All vaccination providers were given fair warnings to ensure that only eligible people got the vaccinations. The vaccination centers should keep accurate reports and documentation of all vaccinations given. Failure to adhere to such guidelines will lead to the immediate disruption of the city’s coronavirus vaccine supply.