90s vs 20s Pandemics

“Where Was This When My Friends Were Dying?”: HIV Crisis Survivors Reflect on Coronavirus

We asked four people who lived through the worst of the HIV crisis to talk about what they’re feeling as they watch this new pandemic unfold.

BY SARAH PRAGER

March 18, 2020

https://www.them.us/story/hiv-crisis-survivors-reflect-on-coronavirus#intcid=recommendations_default-similar2_9f75d28c-07d9-4872-84d9-4c9be258c5f0_similar2-3_entityTopicSimilarity“Where Was This When My Friends Were Dying?”: HIV Crisis Survivors Reflect on Coronavirus | them.We asked four people who lived through the worst of the HIV crisis to talk about what they’re feeling as they watch this new pandemic unfold.www.them.us

Blogger Nina notes:

Africa was hardest hit by AIDS, they lost a whole generation of adults. leaving most elderly and children

it was never a “gay disease” – but because gay men earned full salaries they could afford the health care so the virus was identified.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/10/africa/african-leaders-healthcare-coronavirus-intl/index.htmlAfrica’s leaders forced to confront healthcare systems they neglected for years – CNNAfrica’s ailing presidents and powerful elites have been known to jet out to seek treatment abroad, instead of investing in healthcare in their own countries but critics say the pandemic is a ‘wake up call’ for them.www.cnn.com

“We’re Not All Experiencing This Crisis in the Same Way”: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Racial Disparities of a Pandemic

BY BROOKE BOBB

April 8, 2020

https://www.them.us/story/lori-lightfoot-coronavirus#intcid=recommendations_default-similar2_9f75d28c-07d9-4872-84d9-4c9be258c5f0_similar2-3_entityTopicSimilarity“We’re Not All Experiencing This Crisis in the Same Way”: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Racial Disparities of a Pandemic | them.The black communities of America are left behind in terms of coronavirus data reporting, but here’s how one city is fighting for transparency.www.them.us

Dr. Fauci Praises the “Courage and Dignity” of the Gay Community Next to Mike Pence

He drew comparisons between the race disparities of coronavirus and the AIDS epidemic in a White House press briefing.

BY MICHELLE KIM

https://www.them.us/story/fauci-mike-pence-coronavirus-aids-gay-community

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meanwhile

The Christian Right Is Very Angry That Pornhub is Offering Free Premium Content

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2020/04/10/the-christian-right-is-very-angry-that-pornhub-is-offering-free-premium-content/The Christian Right Is Very Angry That Pornhub is Offering Free Premium Content | Hemant Mehta | Friendly Atheist | PatheosUnlike pastors, the site doesn’t want your money.friendlyatheist.patheos.com

nina tryggvason3 hours ago

they live in fear that somewhere someone is having fun.

and are unconcerned about poverty or quality of life

they need to get a life of their own, not treat it like a dress rehearsal or something they can take away from others. pursuit of happiness was what america was founded on after all

and the reality

Canadians won’t be able to return to life as they knew it before the novel coronavirus pandemic until a vaccine is available, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday.

“Normality as it was before will not come back full-on until we get a vaccine for this… That will be a very long way off,” the prime minister said during his daily news conference on Canada’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

“We will have to remain vigilant for at least a year,” he added in French.

https://globalnews.ca/news/6799110/coronavirus-covid-19-vaccine-return-to-normality-trudeau/No return to ‘normality’ until coronavirus vaccine is available, Trudeau says | Globalnews.ca“We will have to remain vigilant for at least a year,” the prime minister said on Thursday during his news conference on Canada’s response to COVID-19.globalnews.ca

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