COVID

Too soon for COVID jokes? Shazia Mirza on Zoom comedy and life at home

Shazia Mirza has been making the most of quarantine. The award-winning British stand-up comedian and writer—best known for her show “The Kardashians Made Me Do It,” satirizing the real-life...

COVID is devastating the US economy—while the very rich get very richer

My poor puppy hates the fireworks. They’re loud and unpredictable. There are many theories, some of them pretty out there, as to why so many explosions are happening this...

Insurance companies deny 100s of COVID claims; venues sue

When the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order began on March 19, owners of the East Bay music venue Ivy Room, thought that their business interruption insurance would cover the loss in revenue....

How teachers leapt inequity hurdles when COVID shut schools

Reynaldo Dulaney, who teaches Ethnic Studies, Leadership, and Advanced Placement US History at Thurgood Marshall Academic High School, says the quick switch from teaching in the classroom to online...

How Cuba is succeeding in the fight against COVID

One morning along a street with cracked sidewalks and houses with fading paint, Dr. Liz Caballero and two medical students stopped at every door in that part of Havana's...

The disaster of SF’s COVID homeless policy continues

One month since the supervisors mandated hotel rooms for all of the vulnerable homeless people in the city, San Francisco has added exactly 19 new hotel rooms to its...

Asian American women artists on creativity, activism—and COVID racism

While the Asian Art Museum, like other arts institutions, is closed during the COVID crisis, the staff is stepping up its museuming from home, offering many digital programs, including...

His marathon rap for COVID relief broke the Guinness World Record

When George Watsky turned 33, his roommate looked him in the eye and told him it would be the best year of his life. Then coronavirus happened.  But aside from...

An online summit targets COVID’s racial disparity

Evidence continues to mount that Black and Latino communities are being disastrously and disproportionately affected by COVID and its economic fallout. As CNN, analyzing the latest data available, reports: African...

The dangerous, inaccurate reporting on homelessness and the COVID crisis

Take some salacious information, add a single person with a point of view, and suddenly you have a major international story – that can do serious damage to a...