Global and Local Covid Updates

Gaza and India Updates As noted on the program May 19, Community thru Covid does not often cover international issues, but please see sources cited here for outlets with global reporting. See also World Health Organization’s Coronavirus Dashboard India: More than 25 million cases of Covid-19 have been reported, and over 283,000 lives have been …

DCPS and Covid Testing

News brief on 4/21/21 “Community thru Covid” This survey about asymptomatic testing in DCPS schools — not affiliated with DCPS but organized by a community member — asks staff and those with students in DCPS schools to share some basics about how the 10% randomized testing is working in practice. Here is the direct link …

Slam Covid-19 poetry performances

In honor of National Poetry Month, Community thru Covid shares a portion of last year’s Slam Covid-19 Competition (May 2020). These are the high school entries. See also the elementary school and adult competitions (link coming soon). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwaYKdF_lIA May 2020 High School performances Heard on air 4/14/21 (grades and school from 2020): Jemoni Benson, 10th …

Covid and Play and Compassion in Community Safety

March 31, 2021 episode of “Community thru Covid” on We Act Radio: Updates on vaccination equity and disapproval motion threatening family shelter and halfway house for returning citizens — see below;8:25 — Pandemics and Economics in History: Episode #7: Infection’s Legacies Remain (full text and citations);14:00 — Covid and Play with Demetria Bright of Play …