Julia Conley, staff writer

Julia Conley is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Friday, April 10, 2020
As Small Businesses in US Face Coronavirus Doomsday, Big Insurers Say: We Can't Save You. We Won't Save You.
As small business owners around the U.S. grapple with the financial losses they are suffering—and the suffering yet to come—as millions shut down and lose business under government orders to slow the spread of the coronavirus, property and business insurance companies are claiming they're unable to...
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A government health official sprays a chlorine solution in the streets as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus in Nairobi on March 19, 2020. (Photo: Tony Karumba/AFP via Getty Images) News
Thursday, April 09, 2020
Without Urgent Aid, Warns Oxfam, Coronavirus Could Throw Half a Billion People Into Poverty Worldwide
International charity Oxfam International said Thursday that to keep half a billion people from being thrown into poverty around the world as a result of social distancing and lockdown orders which have brought global economies to a halt, world leaders must immediately agree to an Economic Rescue...
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Wednesday, April 08, 2020
In Appeal to Progressives, Biden Praises 'Powerful' Movement Led by Sanders and Acknowledges He Must Earn Their Votes
As the final remaining Democratic presidential candidate in the 2020 primary election following Sen. Bernie Sanders' decision to suspend his campaign, former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday began outreach to the progressive senator's supporters to ask for their backing in the general election...
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Wednesday, April 08, 2020
'You Cannot Get an Abortion Right Now in Texas': Federal Appeals Court Upholds Ban During Pandemic
A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's executive order banning abortion care during the coronavirus pandemic, making the procedure illegal in most cases in the state for the first time since before Roe vs. Wade was decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973. Federal...
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Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Decades of Heavy Air Pollution Could Make Some Areas More Likely to See High Coronavirus Death Toll: Study
Decades of rising air pollution in many parts of the U.S. may make the coronavirus pandemic even more dangerous for people living in the country's most heavily polluted areas, according to a new study released by Harvard University on Tuesday. Researchers at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health at...
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Tuesday, April 07, 2020
'We Can't Wait': Congress Urged to Open Medicare to Every Uninsured Laid-Off Worker
Thousands of Americans have joined government watchdog Public Citizen in calling on Congress to open the Medicare federal healthcare program to anyone who loses health coverage due to job loss amid the coronavirus pandemic, as an estimated 3.5 million workers have so far. More than 6,500 people...
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Sunday, April 05, 2020
US Government's Handling of Coronavirus Crisis Has Led to Severe Undercounting of Deaths, Public Health Officials Say
Decision-making by the U.S. government early on during the coronavirus outbreak has likely led to the country severely undercounting the number of deaths from the virus, officially known as COVID-19, according to public health experts. As of Sunday, more than 328,000 people in the U.S. had...
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Sunday, April 05, 2020
'This President Has Blood on His Hands': Trump Again Urges Public to Take Anti-Malaria Drug for Coronavirus, Despite Reports of Danger
The nation's top expert on infectious diseases was forced once again on Sunday to negate President Donald Trump's latest claim that an anti-malaria drug can treat coronavirus, which the president made at his Saturday evening press conference. On CBS 's "Face the Nation," National Institute of...
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Sunday, April 05, 2020
'Reckless': Chaos Expected in Tuesday's Elections After Wisconsin Republicans Refuse to Cancel In-Person Voting
Despite warnings from public health experts and legal challenges by voting rights groups, the Democratic primary and state and local elections are set to go forward on Tuesday after Republican state legislators refused to take up a proposal to cancel most in-person voting in light of the...
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Saturday, April 04, 2020
WATCH: Bernie Sanders Hosts Livestream Detailing Priorities for Worker-Focused Coronavirus Relief Bill
Sen. Bernie Sanders will host a livestream Saturday regarding the coronavirus pandemic and his priorities for a sweeping relief package which would center the needs of working Americans. The livestream is set to begin at 7:00pm Eastern time and will include musical performances by Bon Iver and...
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