Death Penalty in Times of COVID-19

by Carlos Franco-Paredes MD, MPH and Vanessa Kung MD, MPH The death penalty is part of the history of racial discrimination in the United States and oppressive structures along with slavery, lynchings, and racial segregation.1,2 Over time, dramatic supreme justice decisions have led to controversial views surrounding its legality and morality.3,4 The advent in the 1980s […]

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It’s time for a Covid-19 Memorial “AIDS” quilt

by Alison Bateman-House To memorialize the death of over 1,000 San Franciscans due to AIDS, in 1985 gay rights activist Cleve Jones asked individuals attending an annual march to create placards containing the name of those who had died. After the march, these were taped to a building, where they resembled a patchwork quilt. Thus […]

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