COVID-19 is engulfing prisons like San Quentin and it shows how letting the virus spread unchecked may only accelerate the death count and prolong the illness for those who manage to survive it

The coronavirus has run rampant in prisons, especially San Quentin State Prison in the Bay Area, and the unchecked spread may suggest that herd immunity without a vaccine is highly unlikely, The Los Angeles Times reported. At least 2,200 cases have been reported out of the 3,260 people at the facility, with 25 deaths. The […]

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Trump campaign tweeted mugshots of released Black inmates in a callous attempt to smear the Biden campaign, which some said channeled the racially stoked Bush campaign “Willie Horton” ad

The Trump campaign tweeted four headshots of released Minnesotan defendants, blaming the Biden campaign and its staffers for their release. Many saw comparisons between the Trump campaign’s tweets and the infamous “Willie Horton” ads run in support of President George H.W. Bush’s campaign for president against then-Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis in 1988. Visit Business Insider’s […]

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Former Democratic presidential candidates and other VP contenders rallied to support Sen. Kamala Harris as Joe Biden’s running mate

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced his much-anticipated pick for his running mate: Sen. Kamala Harris of California. Prominent political figures, including former President Barack Obama, former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, and a number of other women who appeared on Biden’s VP shortlist, congratulated Harris on the selection and praised the choice. Biden’s […]

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US government agrees to buy 100 million doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 trial vaccine for up to $1.5 billion

The US government is buying 100 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate, it was announced Tuesday. Under the agreement, pharmaceutical company Moderna will manufacture the vaccine even as clinical trials are underway. The deal is worth up to $1.5 billion. It also permits the US to obtain another 400 million doses. Visit Business Insider’s […]

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