Public Health Response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 Disease Outbreak

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Source: CDC

An outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread throughout China and to 31 other countries and territories, including the United States. Fourteen cases have been diagnosed in the United States, in addition to 39 cases among repatriated persons from high-risk settings, for a current total of 53 cases within the United States. The U.S. government and public health partners are implementing aggressive measures to slow and contain transmission of COVID-19 in the United States.

What can you do to stay health?

  • Wash your hands often.
  • Cough into your elbow.
  • Don’t touch your face.
  • Keep safe distance from people – 6 feet.
  • Stay home if you can .

Can the Oscars Ever Overcome Hollywood’s Diversity Problem?

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A new report found that in the industry, writers, directors, and executives are still over 80 percent white and male—and that stat is borne out on the Academy Awards stage.

Cerise Castle, journalist for Los Angeles Magazine, writes, “It’s the time of year when the zeitgeist inevitably turns to the Oscars, a notoriously white award show that consistently overlooks the accomplishments of women and people of color, both in front of and behind the camera. Although some think that Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite could be the first foreign-language film to take home the award for Best Picture, there was a stunning lack of diversity amongst this year’s acting nominees; British actress Cynthia Erivo was the only nonwhite actor nominated for a performance. For almost a century, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science has maintained a death grip on its status as the gatekeeper to Hollywood acclaim. “

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