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Former Government Officials Demand Science-Based Approach To Pandemic

"Fifty-seven former government scientists and public health officials of both parties called on Monday for a science-based approach to the coronavirus pandemic and criticized the Trump administration for marginalizing science and expertise in its response."

Source: Washington Post, 07/08/2020

Over 5,600 Fossil Fuel Companies Have Taken At Least $3Bn In Covid Aid

"More than 5,600 companies in the fossil fuel industry have taken a minimum of $3bn in coronavirus aid from the US federal government, according to an analysis by Documented and the Guardian of newly released data."

Source: Guardian, 07/08/2020

Why Shelter From the (Coronavirus) Storm Isn’t Always Safe

Emergency evacuations are hard to plan under normal circumstances. Now the coronavirus pandemic makes them even more complicated and risky. With the summer disaster season upon us, the latest TipSheet explores how environmental journalists can report on emergency planning under COVID-19, with suggested questions to help you dig up stories.

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July 14, 2020

Taiwan: Its Role in WHO, China and Global Policy

Join International Community Radio Taipei for a virtual discussion (English language) on how Taiwan has moved from a dictatorship to a democracy with freedom of press, speech and assembly; how Taiwan fits in with the international fight against COVID-19; how the people and government in Taiwan are reacting to the crackdown on civic freedoms in Hong Kong; and the importance of Taiwan's relations with the United States and China.

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Covid Cases Rose By 50% In June, Led By States That Reopened First

"Coronavirus infections in the United States surged nearly 50 percent in June as states relaxed quarantine rules and tried to reopen their economies, data compiled Wednesday showed, and several states moved to reimpose restrictions on bars and recreation."

Source: Washington Post, 07/02/2020

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