Feeding America, the nation's largest food bank network, is reporting a 60% increase in demand at food banks over the last year. “Never in our history as a network have we seen something that has impacted so many food banks across the country so quickly,” says Zuani Villarreal, director of communications at Feeding America.
There are reassuring words from doctors about the new covid strain in the UK. “We know that social distancing and wearing a mask still work. And there is evidence that the vaccines will work with this new mutation as well,” says Dr. Payal Patel, an infectious disease physician at the University of Michigan.
The U.S. has more covid-19 patients now than ever before. Los Angeles county is in crisis and New York is taking measures to prevent the new strain in the UK from reaching its borders. Meanwhile vaccinations continue, the first doses of the Moderna vaccine are already being administered.
President Trump is downplaying a massive cyberattack on the government after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo linked the attack to Russia. To talk about this massive data breach we spoke to Max Bergmann, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress.
The UK is under an emergency lockdown for the holidays as a new more contagious strain of covid-19 spreads. Meanwhile, in the U.S. an average of 250,000 cases is being reported daily with hopes the newly approved Moderna vaccine helps accelerate the inoculation process.
A family in Los Angeles may end up having the worse Christmas yet as every single one of their members has tested positive for covid-19 and they fear for the well-being of one family member in particular. Here’s the story.
In Mexico, residents in the capital city are scrambling to do their holiday shopping before lockdowns grow more severe. But doctors are alarmed at the crowded conditions found in many spots across Mexico City. Here’s the report.
Early voting is underway in Georgia for two Senate runoff elections and a growing Latino vote could be decisive. “The two Senators that get elected in Georgia will play a key role in the transformation of this country and the direction of the future of our community,” says Yadira Sanchez, co-executive director of the organization Poder Latinx.
Amid a winter storm blast in the northeast, covid-19 vaccine shipments are still on track. Front line workers and now nursing home residents becoming the first to receive the vaccine, while an FDA panel of outside advisers is weighing the safety and effectiveness of Moderna’s vaccine today.
It is now official, El Salvador joined Honduras and Guatemala to become what is known as a "safe third country". That means these Central American countries will take in immigrants who arrive in the United States or at its border to seek asylum or humanitarian protection.
The U.S. surpassed 17 million cases of coronavirus, breaking all records Wednesday on new cases deaths and hospitalizations. This as newly revealed emails show how a Trump official was advocating for herd immunity back in July.
In Mexico, the famed canals of Xochimilco are a beloved tradition for Mexicans across the country. But that destination, like so many others, now in danger because of the pandemic. Here are the details.
“We need our department of public health to make sure that they arrange a vaccine prioritization scheme in the respective states that are fair and equitable,” says Dr. Uche Blackstock, an emergency room physician in New York City and a Yahoo News medical contributor.
The Pfizer vaccine is being shipped all across this country with front line workers receiving their first doses. Next in line are nursing home residents. This as a new report from the FDA emerges on a second potential vaccine from Moderna.
In just the last 24-hours, about 29,000 more Americans died from the coronavirus. California is preparing for a mass casualty situation, with hospitals in L.A. County in crisis and as some governors implement tighter restrictions, Florida is taking the opposite approach.
Senate Republican Mitch McConnell finally admitted Joe Biden is president-elect of the U.S. “Everyone knew Joe Biden was going to be the next president of the U.S. He won overwhelmingly. It's good to see Republicans in the Senate acknowledging reality,” says Sam Berger, with the Center for American Progress, a liberal organization in Washington D.C.
Health care workers all over the country are receiving the covid vaccine marking a major turning point in the battle against the deadly virus. But health experts warn the population to be cautious because achieving herd immunity is still several months away.
In the Mexican state of Hidalgo, a man has been rescuing people who have been suffering from covid-19, physically carrying some to a local hospital for treatment. Here’s the story of this good Samaritan.
A legal complaint reveals that the construction firms building the border wall hired armed Mexican guards to watch over the work. And now, two employees have filed a complaint, accusing the firms of labor abuses.