Dread and the Pandemic

Posted on March 28, 2020 in Washington Watch

By Dr. James J. Zogby

We are, all of us, living in the early stages of the global Coronavirus pandemic – the long-term impact of which, though uncertain, rightly fills us with dread. Even now, we can see that our lives are already changing – and not for the better.

In addition to the ever rising illness and death tolls, hundreds of millions have lost their sources of income, billions are either living under mandated lock-downs or are self-quarantined, and, even at this early date, the estimated losses to economies worldwide is upwards of seven trillion dollars.

Here in...

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COVID-19 Has Impacted Everything

Posted by Ryan Suto on March 23, 2020 in Blog

COVID-19 has impacted everyone, as we have all been inundated with tragedies, statistics, advisories, updates, and new government measures to fight the virus. Congress has moved at lightning speed to address the epidemic. In total, since Feb. 28, 40 pieces of legislation focusing on COVID-19 have been introduced. And while more relief is in negotiation, the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act have already been passed, the latter of which is a 43-page law that was introduced in the House on March 11 and signed into law...

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The Novel Coronavirus is Not an Excuse for Bigotry

Posted by Arab American Institute on March 13, 2020 in Blog

As concerns rise over the global pandemic COVID-19, the Novel Coronavirus, so too have racist attacks and discrimination against individuals of Asian descent. Such attacks have occurred around the globe – in public transit, schools, businesses, and even on sidewalks – individuals of Asian descent are being targeted by violence and increased discrimination over an incorrect and bigoted assumption that someone with Asian heritage is likely to carry COVID-19. Indeed, even the Centers for Disease Control released information on stigma and resilience related to...

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