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Daily COVID-19 Briefing from UCC - facts, not fear

COVID-19 Daily Briefing from UCC's Humanitarian and Development Team separates facts from falsehoods and fear, supplying valuable information throughout the duration of the pandemic crisis. This resource is prepared by Barbara T. Baylor, MPH, Temporary Health Liaison serving on UCC's Wider Church Ministries - Humanitarian and Development Team.

Daily COVID-19 Briefing April 22, 2020

Is it safe for states to begin "reopening" at this point in the COVID-19 pandemic? In today's UCC COVID-19 Daily Briefing, Barbara Baylor examines several states' apparent rush to reopen before even federal guidelines have been met. Among those states is her own state of Georgia.


Daily COVID-19 Briefing April 21, 2020

Scientists and public health experts are learning more about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) every day. New symptoms are appearing, which can confuse the public about what to look for in determining if they might have the virus. Today's UCC COVID-19 Daily Briefing reviews established and emerging symptoms of COVID-19.


Daily COVID-19 Briefing April 20, 2020

Do you have an Advance Directive? A 2017 Kaiser Family Foundation/The Economist survey found that most people have not set down their wishes in the event of serious injury or illness - including COVID-19 - that can result in incapacitation or death, and have not named a healthcare decision maker to express their wishes for their end-of-life care.


Daily COVID-19 Briefing April 17, 2020

It should come as no surprise that “scammers” are taking advantage of people’s fears, needs and hopes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Calls, false advertisements, scam and hoax text messages and emails promise to speed your $1,200 check, or mandate that you test for COVID-19 online, to name just two current schemes. Learn how to recognize and report scams.


Daily COVID-19 Briefing April 16, 2020

Did you know that a loophole may allow creditors to seize your COVID-19 stimulus check? Get the details in today's UCC COVID-19 Daily Briefing, find ways you may be able to protect yourself, and advocate for a closing of the loophole.


Daily COVID-19 Briefing April 15, 2020

Could there be a correlation between ageism and the high numbers of seniors who are sick and have died due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)? Today's UCC COVID-19 Daily Briefing explores that question.


Daily COVID-19 Briefing April 14, 2020

How are children and teenagers affected by the novel coronavirus and the pandemic? Today's UCC COVID-19 Daily Briefing considers the complex social, emotional and physical impacts - and hears directly from some teens. And there are two advocacy opportunities in today's issue!


Daily COVID-19 Briefing April 9, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is worldwide. Today's UCC COVID-19 Daily Briefing offers glimpses of the global impact of this disaster.


Daily COVID-19 Briefing April 8, 2020

Today's UCC COVID-19 Daily Briefing answers questions and addresses myths about the novel coronavirus head on. 


Daily COVID-19 Briefing April 7, 2020

There’s a call to action in today's UCC COVID-19 Daily Briefing to demand the federal government collect and release the breakdown of COVID-19 cases by race and ethnicity, and to take any additional necessary steps to ensure that all Americans have equal access to COVID-19 testing and treatment.