A weekly roundup of Odyssey's Currently section.
20 April 2020
Here are the top five pieces you missed from our creators last week:
By Tyler Lyman
"Dr. Oz is arguing that it might be acceptable to put people's lives at risk and to let the total mortality rate increase, just so children can get back into a physical classroom."
By Jen Lambert
"Joe Biden knows a thing or two about what makes a great vice president. The former VP himself is now the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and the political world is buzzing about who he'll choose to round out the ticket."
By Kyra Parrow
"Florida's unemployment benefits are some of the lowest in America. Weekly paid benefits cap at $275, which hasn't been adjusted in more than 20 years despite the cost of living continually rising."
"People are dying, but they are poor people of color. And I believe for this reason, and for this reason alone, is why there is a shortage of federal help. Elmhurst hospital is on the verge of collapse. People are being buried in mass graves in New York. Oregon had to send ventilators because the federal government claims that New York has "everything they need.""
By Tyler Lyman
"But the reality is, it has taken a pandemic to stop these school shootings. No amount of legislation, protesting, and awareness has done as much as COVID-19 has done in giving us a month where no school shootings have happened."
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