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New banner over 5th and MillOne month after classes began on campus, this new banner was put up in downtown Tempe. It encourages the community to get vaccinated.
ASU vaccine promotion bannerClasses at ASU started last week, since then, this banner has been hanging over the intersection of Mill and 5th in downtown Tempe. It reads, "Welcome Sun Devils, Forks up sleeves up." This banner is meant to encourage people moving through the area to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
One person stabbed as COVID anti-vaxxers and counterdemonstrators clash in front of L.A. City HallThe title of this article quickly caught my attention and then I immediately felt saddened by the reality that this pandemic has been politicized from the beginning. People have become so passionate that they have lost all reason. There are always two sides to every story but I find it so hard to understand who oppose vaccinations and reject science. Its not at all surprising that the anti-vax side of this particular story showed up in MAGA hats, its further proof of the political foundation of their argument to "fight for their rights". I understand that people want the right to decide, but then those same people refuse to get tested regularly. This issue has been a messy and passionate one from the beginning and its really hard not to blame Donald Trump for the misinformation that is still being used by the anti-vax community.
How Downtown Iowa City plan to bounce back as pandemic eases and shoppers returnIowa City has started to formulate plans for fully reopening its downtown area. However, a survey of the stores downtown shows that some business owners are considering selling or closing. In order to help revitalize the community, the city has started efforts to help bring the business more customers.
Mash trash #23Mask near the construction site at 5th and Ash in downtown Tempe.
Mask trash #21Disposable mask found alone the metro light rail near Ash & 5th
A few bad applesIt seems these days it’s become impossible for people to gather for whatever reason without vandalism and looting following suit. It’s sad to see stories like this because last nights win by the Lakers was such a positive event for the city and now it’s been overshadowed by stories like this. Looting and vandalism aside I wonder how many COVID cases this gathering will cause. It’s hard not to wonder what Kobe would have to say about this.