LAWRENCE - Activists and citizens from Dodge City to the Kansas City suburbs are reconsidering the involvement of police in their communities - including whether officers should continue to help respond to mental health crises.
Health experts say that contact tracers - health care workers whose job it is to reach out to individuals who may have been exposed to the coronavirus to instruct them to isolate - are essential to keep COVID-19 from spreading.
It’s been months now since U.S. President Donald Trump predicted his miracle. That was back in February, during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, when the president announced that come April, when the weather got warmer, the coronavirus would “miraculously [go] away.”
It has quelled outbreaks of Ebola, allowed smallpox to be corralled before being vanquished by a vaccine, and helped turn HIV into a survivable illness.
It’s been a rough year for the American psyche. Folks in the U.S. are more unhappy today than they’ve been in nearly 50 years.