Midday News To Use: 12.03.2020

3 For The Show
Three former US Presidents — Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton — have offered to take the coronavirus vaccine on camera to promote confidence in its safety. The vaccine can not come soon enough. Yesterday the total number of hospitalizations due to the virus topped 100,000, total new infections topped over 200,000 and the number of deaths reached over 3100, all in one day.
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Sore Loser?
President Trump is expected to skip the inauguration for a self promoting rally. It is not clear if he intends to run for president again as he is acutely aware that he lost the popular vote, not once but twice and his popularity has not grown, but shrunk. He only won the electoral college by 77,000 votes stretched across 3 states.
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Will They Ever Be Found?
According to the Justice department and the American Civil Liberties Union. 628, migrant children separated from their families at the US-Mexico border still have not had their parents found. An appalling number in light of an even more appalling policy.
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Destroying Ourselves
Humanity is waging war on nature. This is suicidal. Nature always strikes back — and it is already doing so with growing force and fury. These are the words of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, in an address at Columbia University in New York. The UN Chief said the planet is “broken” and humans are destroying themselves by destroying the environment.
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Bridging Tech
Stanford students, Isabell Wang and Margo Bellen, set up a non profit to provide laptops for children around the country. The Bridging Tech founders work to match homeless and low-income students with refurbished laptops, a need that’s grown during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are more than 11 Million students in the US without a laptop. Now more than ever that technical need paramount.
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