Your COVID relief benefits are coming, and so are the scammers: how to protect yourself from scams and fraud; Plus: How the SF Mission District organized its own testing, and what they found

0:08 – Leaked CDC projections for May: COVID deaths could hit 3,000 per day

John Swartzberg, MD, is Clinical Professor, Emeritus of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology Division at UC Berkeley School of Public Health.

0:20 – Ahmaud Arbery, 25 of Brunswick, Georgia was jogging in his neighborhood on February 23, 2020 when three white men chased him down, shot and killed him. Now, no charges have been filed and the family is demanding justice.

Lee Merritt (@MeritLaw) is a Civil Rights Attorney and is representing the family of Ahmoud Arbery.

0:34 – Your COVID benefits are coming — and so are scammers

Eva Velasquez is the President and CEO of the Identity Theft Resource Center (@IDTheftCenter

Paige Hanson is Chief of Cyber Safety Education with NortonLifeLock (@NortonLifelock), a consumer cyber security company.

Identity Theft Resource Center Help Line: 1-888-400-5530

1:08 – Oakland Council to vote on requiring sick leave for essential workers

Sheng Thao (@ShengForOakland) is Oakland City Council member for District 4. 

1:20 – SFPD in police union-issued Blue Lives Matter masks evict unhoused women from empty house reclaimed on May Day

Quiver Watts is an organizer with Reclaim SF (@reclaim_sf). 

1:34 – Push for more testing in San Francisco

Supervisor Shamann Walton (@shamannwalton) represents District 10 in San Francisco, including the Bayview and Hunters Point

1:45 – How the Mission organized its own testing

Jon Jacobo (@Jon_Jacobo) is with the San Francisco’s Latino Task Force for COVID 19; he’s also Chair of the UCSF Study Committee that spearheaded a testing campaign in the Mission.

1:55 -Poetry flash: ‘Medio’ by Jose Hector Cadena

José Héctor Cadena is a writer, poet, and collage artist, who grew up along the San Ysidro/Tijuana borderlands. This piece is the English version of a poem called ‘Middle’ translated from Spanish, ‘Medio.’

(Photo: by the Bossier County Sheriff’s Office)


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