Amid a pandemic and with the 2020 presidential election looming, the White House and the Centers for Disease for Control and Prevention have mailed Americans a coronavirus advisory that features Donald Trump's name in the title. read more
With the closures of restaurants and truck stops in some states, truck drivers are having a difficult time finding a hot meal, a shower, a place to park, or even a restroom. Remember, you can't drive a semi-truck through a fast food drive-through. Truckers can't work from home, but they're risking their own health to keep food and supplies in your home.
Researchers calculated a 1.4 percent likelihood of dying in the city where the pandemic began. Earlier estimates ranged from 2 percent to 3.4 percent. read more
Pro-Kremlin media have been spreading disinformation about coronavirus with the aim of "aggravating" the public health crisis in the west. Coronavirus was claimed to be a biological weapon deployed by China, the US or the UK. Other conspiracy theories contended the outbreak was caused by migrants or was a pure hoax.
It is against this backdrop that I have made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend all Peace Corps operations globally and evacuate all of our Volunteers. As COVID-19 continues to spread and international travel becomes more and more challenging by the day, we are acting now to safeguard your well-being and prevent a situation where Volunteers are unable to leave their host countries. read more