1) P-EBT now available to Nebraska children and families, 2) Nebraska’s Coronavirus Relief Funds need legislative appropriation,

From NE Appleseed…
– P-EBT now available to Nebraska children and families
– Nebraska’s Coronavirus Relief Funds need legislative appropriation
– Enrollment for Medicaid expansion begins this summer
http://neappleseed.org/civi?civiwp=CiviCRM&q=civicrm%2Fmailing%2Fview&reset=1&id=2280

Also …info on health care workers…

Lost On The Frontline
https://khn.org/news/lost-on-the-frontline-health-care-worker-death-toll-covid19-coronavirus/

Amid threats and political pushback, public health officials are leaving their posts
https://wapo.st/2Z5ogVQ

Related: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/22/us/coronavirus-health-officials.html
https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/22/us/health-officials-threats-coronavirus/index.html

Public Health Experts Reject President’s View Of Fading Pandemic
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/21/health/coronavirus-pandemic-spread-trump.html

Compare / Contrast…
The White House has stopped conducting mandatory temperature checks for all staffers
and visitors entering the grounds, removing another layer of safeguards put in place after
two officials became ill with the coronavirus last month. https://t.co/qtRTgERBcG
https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/1275088666184912896

The Trump admin has been sitting on nearly $14 billion in funding
that Congress passed for coronavirus testing and contact tracing.
https://t.co/wWfX1XGqqz
https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/1275133979046240256

Finally… your ~weekly reminder that state and local governments are in trouble and Senate Republicans haven’t countered the House’s HEROES bill that they passed May 15th. July is around the corner.

“This is the first treatment to be shown to reduce mortality in patients with COVID-19 requiring oxygen or ventilator support,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. “This is great news and I congratulate the Government of the UK, the University of Oxford, and the many hospitals and patients in the UK who have contributed to this lifesaving scientific breakthrough.”

Dexamethasone is a steroid that has been used since the 1960s to reduce inflammation in a range of conditions, including inflammatory disorders and certain cancers. It has been listed on the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines since 1977 in multiple formulations, and is currently off-patent and affordably available in most countries.
WHO welcomes preliminary results about dexamethasone use in treating critically ill COVID-19 patients
https://bit.ly/3dcbREC

A nursing home in Baltimore, oldest African-American one, did not lose *a single person* to COVID because as soon as they heard (the president) say cases would soon go to zero, they realized it was going to be a catastrophe, stopped visits and masked up.
https://t.co/OeCAyqeMlH
https://twitter.com/zeynep/status/1274133823031316481

Why Weren’t We Wearing Masks From the Beginning? Dr. Fauci Explains: https://bit.ly/37ZWgY9
Andrew Cuomo Saw COVID-19’s Threat to Nursing Homes. Then He Risked Adding to It. https://bit.ly/3df1Yq4

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