New York Times: Despite Virus, Hundreds Arrested in Unrest Are Held in Cramped Jails

New York Times: Despite Virus, Hundreds Arrested in Unrest Are Held in Cramped Jails. “In the week since the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, hundreds of people arrested in New York City — some while looting, others while clashing with the police during largely peaceful demonstrations — have been detained in cramped cells for more than 24 hours, their health at risk in the midst of a pandemic, defense lawyers said.”

ProPublica: How Germany Saved Its Workforce From Unemployment While Spending Less Per Person Than the U.S.

ProPublica: How Germany Saved Its Workforce From Unemployment While Spending Less Per Person Than the U.S.. “The pandemic has cost jobs around the world. Comparing people who lost the same position in the two countries reveals that the U.S. government is spending more on unemployment — but its citizens are getting less.”

TexasMonthly: A New Texas COVID-19 Tracker Offers a Ton of Useful Information

TexasMonthly: A New Texas COVID-19 Tracker Offers a Ton of Useful Information. “The COVID-19 Data Resource breaks down information into three categories: where Texas stands, as a whole, in relation to the White House’s reopening guidelines; overall statewide data; and individual data for each of Texas’s 254 counties. Then, within each category, the information gets more specific. You can see the economic impact of the pandemic, as it relates to jobless claims (and which industries are facing the largest percentage of them). You can look at both a daily tally of COVID cases and a rolling seven-day average, which provides a more representative picture of the spread of the disease. (Rolling averages smooth out unusual daily spikes that might occur if, say, a particular lab reports several days’ worth of information at once.) You can get a clear visual representation of the trends of the disease as it has changed over time—for daily cases, fatalities, and hospitalizations.”

Diabetes .co .uk: COVID-19 resource website launched for people with diabetes

Diabetes .co .uk: COVID-19 resource website launched for people with diabetes. “The central reference site was created by the JDRF-Beyond Type 1 Alliance and has been endorsed by the American Diabetes Association, Harvard Medical School and the International Society for Pediatric Adolescent Diabetes. Available in English, Spanish, French and Turkish, the website also provides advice on what to do should a person with diabetes contracts COVID-19, people’s stories about how they coped when they became ill with the virus and a range of toolkits for people with diabetes to follow.”

Arizona State University: How Americans are coping without sports during the COVID-19 pandemic

Arizona State University: How Americans are coping without sports during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Last month, ESPN began airing the documentary series titled ‘The Last Dance’ that followed Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls during their 1997-1998 season. The 10-part series also follows Jordan’s rise to stardom beginning with his high school career to his current position as a cultural icon in sports and society. As current sporting events have been cancelled or delayed due to COVID-19, America is experiencing a culture without sports for the first time since major sports began. Many in the audience are enjoying the documentary as a way to make up for the absence of sports.”

WTHR: IRS launches new tool for low-income Americans who haven’t received stimulus checks

WTHR: IRS launches new tool for low-income Americans who haven’t received stimulus checks. “The IRS said on Wednesday it launched a non-filers tool for Americans who aren’t required to file a tax return to register for a payment. The non-filers tool is designed for people with incomes typically below $24,400 for married couples, and $12,200 for singles. This includes couples and individuals who are homeless. This tool does not need to be used by anyone who has already filed either a 2018 or 2019 tax return.”