Monday, October 10, 2022

COVID Relief Funds Went to Queer Cultural Center in San Francisco Which Had ‘drag story hour’ for Kids; Doctor Burnout Reached ‘highest level on record’ During COVID, and other C-Virus related stories

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COVID relief funds went to Queer Cultural Center in San Francisco which had ‘drag story hour’ for kids:
COVID-19 relief funds from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan (ARP) went to the Queer Cultural Center in San Francisco that hosted a “drag story hour” and face painting for children at the public library, among other activities.
The ARP Act, which Democrats passed in March 2021 without any Republican support, was billed by the Democratic Party as an economic necessity for getting the country through the COVID-19 pandemic. Economists on both sides of the political aisle have since blamed the $1.9 trillion ARP for contributing to the current inflation crisis.
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), which received $135 million in ARP funds, awarded grants to hundreds of organizations “to help with recovery and reopening,” the NEA said in January.
According to NEA records, a $150,000 ARP grant was awarded to “The Center for Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Art & Culture (aka Queer Cultural Center)” in January “to support personnel expenses in response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“The support will help the organization maintain operations during recovery from the devastating economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,” the NEA grant states. “This assistance will benefit the organization’s constituency, such as arts workers, artists, and audiences.”
In June, the QCC hosted a “drag story hour” for children and offered face painting at the San Francisco Public Library. --->READ MORE HERE
Doctor burnout reached ‘highest level on record’ during COVID:
Physician burnout spiked during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic after a six-year decline that ended in 2020, according to a new study published in the medical journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
“While the worst days of COVID-19 pandemic are hopefully behind us, there is an urgent need to attend to physicians who put everything into our nation’s response to COVID-19, too often at the expense of their own well-being,” said American Medical Association President Dr. Jack Resneck Jr., in a press release.
Dr. Tait Shanafelt, professor of medicine and chief wellness officer at Stanford Medicine in Calif., has been leading a study that examines well-being among physicians and workers in all other fields in the U.S over three-year intervals, starting in 2011.
The next one is scheduled for the fall 2023.
But the study added an extra electronic survey that only included physicians at the end of 2021 to early 2022, which was approximately 21 months into the COVID-19 pandemic. --->READ MORE HERE
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