What Defunding the Police Really Means

The last several months have been tense, to put it mildly. Alongside the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been several high profile examples of police brutality against Black victims. The Black Lives Matter movement has gained additional energy and attention, with protests continuing across the planet.    

One concept that is gaining traction as a solution to the continued oppressive, racially prejudiced actions of law enforcement personnel is the defunding of police forces.… [Read more]

Tips for Securing Safe Housing for You and Your Family in NYC

New York City in 2020 looks much different than its past iterations. A strong contender for the world’s most dynamic city, NYC has lost much of its voice in months since COVID-19 began its reign of terror. Our streets are quieter, and we face an uncertain future.

But as every New Yorker knows, there’s nothing quite like living in NYC.… [Read more]

How Is COVID-19 Affecting Sexual Healthcare?

It’s been several months since the first recorded case of COVID-19 in the United States was reported. In this time, the healthcare industry has been put into overdrive as essential workers try to take care of those infected by the virus. This also means that other health concerns, such as sexual health, have had to be put on the backburner.… [Read more]

How the Coronavirus Is Killing the Middle Class

For millions of low-income, disabled, and the middle class generally, remote work isn’t an option and running water can be a luxury. Social distancing isn’t a topic in a densely packed public housing. When then should be said about self-isolation or getting adequate medical care amid the coronavirus issue? Coronavirus is killing the middle class – and it could crush it.… [Read more]

Prisoners and Pandemics: Tips for Nurses Working Behind Bars

If anything good can be said to have come of the COVID-19 outbreak, it is that, at last, our first responders, doctors, and, especially, our nurses are finally being recognized as the true superheroes of the world. But there’s one population of nurses that is too frequently overlooked, and that’s the prison nurse.

Compassion and steely strength are a part of a nurse’s job description.… [Read more]

Supply Shortages in the Age of Coronavirus Means Less Precursor Chemicals for Making Meth, and Higher Prices

The spread of the coronavirus has affected day-to-day life in countless ways. Shortages of common household items and stay-at-home orders are two trends that come to mind.

In the world of the illicit drug trade, COVID-19 has had an impact, too.

The normally seamless linking of global supply chains have unraveled in recent weeks. The result: The chemicals needed to manufacture methamphetamine and fentanyl are harder to acquire.… [Read more]

What to Do If You’re Facing Financial Uncertainty in the Face of Coronavirus

If the current coronavirus pandemic is leaving you feeling uncertain about your financial future, you’re not alone. Many people have experienced a lack of work as a result of the spread of COVID19, and the self-employed are experiencing a lack of business during a time where they would usually be doing well. Nobody’s exactly sure what’s going to happen in the near future or just how long it’s going to last.… [Read more]