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Halloween Costumes For When Reality Is Too Spooky

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Are people still dressing up this year? The short answer: maybe. The long answer: they should be! Although we are unable to have our annual festivities of trick-or-treating and parties (read: excessive social interaction), it is important for us to maintain a semblance of normalcy and have some fun whilst in the comfort and safety of our bubbles. Here are some Covid-19 Halloween costumes that say, “I’m a socially conscious individual who is confident, witty, and very budget-friendly.” 

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10 Etsy Masks For a Safe and Spooky Halloween

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With Covid-19 showing no signs of magically disappearing before October 31, Halloween is guaranteed to look quite a bit different this year. However, even if we’re not celebrating the spooky season with our typical trick-or-treating and parties, we can still show off our costume prowess in a totally kosher socially-distant fashion! How, you may ask? With masks (aka the trendiest accessory of the last six months)!

Violence of Women during Covid-19

Violence against Women during COVID-19

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Covid-19 has completely changed the way we live today and will continue doing so in the future. These unprecedented times have put us in a particular situation involving the safety of everyone worldwide.

However, many may not realize that this global pandemic has disproportionally affected women. During the U.S. recession propagated by the Corona Virus, women’s unemployment increased by 12.8% between February and April 2020, reports EconoFact. This is a 2.9% increase more massive than men’s unemployment rate of 9.9%.

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How can sex workers cope during a pandemic?

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There has been a huge question as to how certain industries will continue to operate during the pandemic, and sex work is at the center of it. The sex trade has already gone through plenty of transformation since the 21st-century wave of technology that saw many of their services transferring online, but physical demand is still high and the most profitable for the majority of sex workers.

Crime rates decrease in Mid-Michigan with one exception

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“Overall, when it comes to violent crime, we’ve kind of noticed a decrease in violent crime overall; however our domestic assaults and violence relating to couples, we’ve seen a little bit of a surge,” said Lansing Police Chief Daryl Green.

I’m a black man in America. Entering a shop with a face mask might get me killed | Aaron Thomas

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I trust the CDC’s guidance. But my fear of being mistaken for an armed robber is greater than my fear of Covid-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention took a 180-degree turn last week and is now recommending that people wear face masks in public. The guidelines say medical-grade masks should be reserved for health professionals, who are facing a shortage of supplies, and suggest that Americans use T-shirts, scarves, handkerchiefs, or any other spare fabric to make homemade masks to cover their noses and mouths.

Man charged after police say he licked items at Warrenton Walmart to mock virus fears

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A 26-year-old man was identified in court documents Tuesday as the person who police say posted a video online of himself licking items in a Warrenton Walmart earlier this month. Cody Lee Pfister, 26, of Warrenton, has been charged by the Warren County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office with a terrorist threat in the second degree. In the posted video, Pfister looks at the camera and asks, “Who’s scared of coronavirus?” before licking a row of deodorant sticks for purchase.

Texas Hospital Child Abuse Cases Rise In COVID-19 Outbreak

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Doctors at a children’s hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, have sounded the alarm over concerns about a rise in alleged child abuse cases amid the coronavirus outbreak.

“We also saw similar types of things happen during the recession where, in our trauma department, the most common cause of trauma death in children was motor vehicle collisions. During the recession, that changed to abusive head trauma, and I don’t want to see that again,” Coffman noted.