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One of Leading Pork Processing Company closes due to COVID-19 Contraction

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem and the mayor of Sioux Falls recommended at the Saturday news briefing to the Smithfield company that it’s suspending operation due to Smithfield employees contracting more than half of the state’s coronavirus cases. Gov. Noem said about 240 Smithfield employees are sick out of 430 total active cases in the […]

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New Zealand’s Stringent Lockdown Keeps COVID-19 Related Death at 1

A total of 1,239 cases have been reported in the country, with 317 recoveries, according to Johns Hopkins University. The only one death who had a pre-existing condition, who was an elderly woman, the Washington Post reported. On March 14, Prime Minister Jacinda Arden of New Zealand announced anyone entering the country would need to […]

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As New Jersey and New York See Decline, DC and Virginia See Incline

Monday, DC, Maryland, and Virginia saw their biggest single-day increase in COVID-19 related deaths, with up to 169.  Officials are concerned that the next hot spot will be DC and Philadelphia.  Although deaths are disproportionately concentrated among black residents, there is generally a 114 percent increase in confirmed coronavirus cases in DC region from the […]

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State of Emergency Begins in Japan

After surprising the entire world with lowest numbers of infections despite high exposure, Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe has finally declared a state of emergency for Tokyo and surrounding regions, as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases surged in all major metropolitan areas such as Tokyo, Osaka, and Chiba. The Japanese government’s one-month emergency period […]

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Can China be Sued?

As coronavirus pandemic continues its “worst weeks”, many states including California, Texas, and Florida have attempted to sue China for the damage caused by coronavirus.  Unfortunately, this is not likely to bring the kind of justice the U.S. states hope for. Doctrine of Sovereign immunity is a concept that does not open the regime to legal […]

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A Cup of Poem ~~ 당신 오시는 날/ 김병규

당신 오시는 날 김병규 먼 산 아지랑이처럼 당신 오시는 길을 봅니다 들풀 열리는 날은 꽃처럼 많이 생각합니다 봄까치꽃 모습으로 밭두렁을 더듬어 가시던 어머니 다 낡은 허기를 이른 개미취부터 눌러 앉히셨지요 맛도 좋고 잔기침을 멎게 한다며 눈빛 순한 목련처럼 우물물로 봄을 견디시던 당신 사랑의 말을 터득한 입술은 수선화 같은 여린 투로 수없이 외우고 아이처럼 또박또박 읽으며 […]

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Grant or a Loan? SBA Loan Advance Sends Mixed Message

With Coronavirus impacting individuals, small businesses, corporations, and investors across the board, Congress has passed the CARES Act, which contains $376 billion in relief for American employees and small businesses. Many news outlets and organizations have taken note of the $10,000 “grant,” and have encouraged small businesses to take advantage of this “grant.” The SBA […]

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Children Say Goodbye to their Mother, 8 Years After the Death of their Father

Sundee Rutter, 42 (Died March 16) in Everett, Washington. Shortly before she passed, staff at Providence Hospital, who were keeping visitors (including her children) out of her room, hoping to prevent the virus’s spread. Hospital staffs prepared for her farewell using walkie-talkie, and set the children up against the other side of a window to […]