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Train station protests fizzle in Italy as COVID passes start

ROME — Police outnumbered demonstrators at several of Italy’s main train stations as COVID-19 vaccination or tests became mandatory Wednesday for long-distance travel within the country. Threats by some of the rule’s opponents to block railroad tracks apparently fizzled. On the eve of the requirement’s taking effect, Premier Mario Draghi’s government had vowed to crack… Read More »

Risking Their Lives To Save Their Lives: Why Public Health Experts Support Black Lives Matter Protests

People gather wearing face masks, recording with their phones and holding a signs that read “BLACK … [+] LIVES MATTER” gather during a service outside St. John’s Episcopal Church near the White House in Washington, Friday, June 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Juneteenth, the anniversary of the day that slaves in… Read More »

Public health experts do about-face on social distancing to support protests

Public health experts who backed strict social distancing polices for months during the pandemic have softened that stance to allow for large protests following the death of George Floyd, leading to bitter accusations of double standards. On Tuesday, 1,288 healthcare professionals and medical students signed their names to an open letter backing the protests on… Read More »