When China threatened May 14 to retaliate against U.S. politicians for their support of federal lawsuits over the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the proposals involved stopping all trade involving certain states, including Missouri.
Social distancing in pews, requirements that Massgoers wear facial protection and even Masses without distribution of holy Communion or having distribution moved to the end of a liturgy or to another time are all possibilities depending on local circumstances and the prudential judgment of bishops.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a recent statement that “current data suggest a disproportionate burden of illness and death among racial and ethnic minority groups,” particularly Latinos and black Americans.
In response to the unprecedented economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ohio university announced April 21, 2020, it will cover the remainder of tuition costs, after scholarships and grants have been applied, for the fall 2020 semester for all incoming full-time undergraduate students enrolled in its on-campus programs.
U.N. leaders, humanitarian experts and sister advocates at the United Nations are alarmed by the COVID-19 pandemic’s potential to devastate refugees, migrants, and women and girls already challenged by economic hardship and social disparities.