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September 22, 2021


CDC Docs On Delta Variant, Former Cardinal Charged, Afghan Interpreters In U.S. : Up First

NPR Internal documents from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the delta variant of the coronavirus appears to cause more severe illness than earlier variants and could spread as easily as chickenpox. Also, defrocked Catholic Cardinal Theodore McCarrick was criminally charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old......

Let more Afghan interpreters resettle in UK, say ex-military chiefs

Those who have signed the letter include four former chiefs of the defence staff, Lord Boyce, Lord Stirrup, Lord Richards and Lord Houghton; two former heads of the British Army, Lord Wall and Lord Dannatt; Lord Ricketts, the former national security advisor, and former Defence Minister Johnny Mercer, who served......

‘A Game of Speech’—But For Interpreters, So Much More

Sports Illustrated
One afternoon in May, the most famous baseball player in the world was running late. Shohei Ohtani had taken the last team bus from the Angels’ hotel in Oakland to the Coliseum, as is his habit on days when he’s slated to pitch. Ohtani’s multitiered gig—as one of MLB’s most......

Former U.S. Army Captain urges Biden to evacuate Afghan interpreters before troop withdrawal ends

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An Afghan interpreter saved Matthew Zeller’s life when he served in Afghanistan as an Army Captain — now Zeller is urging President Joe Biden to move quickly and help remove the interpreters and their families from Afghanistan before they’re killed......

Pandemic Imperiled Non-English Speakers More Than Others

Martha Bebinger, WBUR In March 2020, just weeks into the covid-19 pandemic, the incident command center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston was scrambling to understand this deadly new disease. It appeared to be killing more Black and brown patients than whites. For Latinos, there was an additional warning......

Dearth of interpreters leaves deaf students struggling in Sudan

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – At Sudan University’s fine arts college, two full-time sign language interpreters dart between classes trying to cater to dozens of students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The college, in the capital Khartoum, is one of the few places in Sudan where students with impaired hearing......

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