Families of coronavirus victims are organizing online to push politicians for more strict health measures

Angela Kender saw it just before bed, and right then made a plan to confront her state’s lawmakers with pictures of local virus victims, including her mother. An old friend sent it to Fiana Tulip. She was furious about her mom’s death; maybe she could channel her rage like Urquiza had. And Rosemary Rangel Gutierrez’s sisters told her about the obituary after their father died. She sounds like you, they said.

“This man is the most dangerous person on the planet,” Urquiza said this week after Trump told Americans on video not to be afraid of covid-19. “I’m counting down the minutes until his referendum comes on November 3rd and we can end this nightmare and protect ourselves and our families.”

The loose support group Urquiza formed has tightened into organized activism. They have pushed politicians, especially Republicans, to enact more serious public health measures. This week, across the

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RHOA ‘s Cynthia Bailey Details the COVID-19 Safety Measures Put in Place for Her Wedding

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Cynthia Bailey can’t wait to say “I do” to fiancé Mike Hill in front of her friends and family — her masked friends and family, that is.

Ahead of her Georgia wedding on Saturday, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star opens up to PEOPLE about the “strict” COVID-19 precautions she put in place in order to ensure the safety of their guests.

“Usually, my concern before the wedding would be more focused on a lot of the aesthetics of the wedding,” Bailey tells PEOPLE. “However, because we are getting married in a pandemic, the focus has turned to: Do we have the thermometers for the temperature checks? Do we have sanitizer stations?”

“We aren’t messing around,” she adds.

The couple is set to wed at the Governors Towne Club in Acworth, Georgia. The ceremony was originally set to take place outdoors to accommodate their 250-person guest list, but

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Women do better at mask wearing and other measures to stop spread of Covid-19

Wearing a mask, social distancing and washing hands regularly are the best ways we have to stop the spread of Covid-19.



NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09:A woman sanitizes her hands at the mall at Hudson Yards on the first day of the reopening of malls to the public for shopping since the outbreak of COVID-19 in mid-March on September 09, 2020 in New York City. New York City, which has seen a sharp drop in the numbers of COVID-19 cases over the last month, is gradually lifting restrictions on shopping, casinos, and restaurants but with strict safety measures including enforcement of face coverings and social distancing. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)


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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 09:A woman sanitizes her hands at the mall at Hudson Yards on the first day of the reopening of malls to the public for shopping since the outbreak of COVID-19 in mid-March on September 09, 2020 in New York City. New York City, which has seen a sharp drop in the numbers of COVID-19 cases over the last month, is gradually lifting restrictions on shopping, casinos, and restaurants but with strict safety measures including enforcement of face coverings and social distancing. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

But when it comes to these crucial habits, it appears that women are more likely to be following these steps to a greater degree than men, according to a new study.

To

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Follow these tips for tux shopping to make sure your wedding attire measures up | Weddings

“Since March 15, we’ve had several weddings where the couples had bought and paid for rentals of tuxedos and suits online and the retailers simply stopped communicating with them,” Lerner says. “The weddings were happening, and the couples had no response.”

The pandemic no doubt has been a contributing factor, with layoffs, closures, mail delays and shortages of manufactured goods and raw materials in the apparel industry, he says.

“When you have things bought and paid for and you don’t communicate with the bride and groom in the weeks leading up to the wedding, that’s a problem,” Lerner says.

Lerner’s shop, Bel Air Fashions, sometimes has come to the rescue with just two weeks to pull everything together. “We’ve had Zoom and FaceTime calls and after-hours appointments to help couples.”

The clothier stresses the need to finalize your wedding attire six to nine months in advance. And to get everyone

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Brigham and Women’s nurses call for stronger safety measures after COVID cluster expands

More than 3,000 Brigham and Women’s Hospital nurses are calling for stronger safety measures to contain an ongoing COVID cluster at the institution that has grown to at least 44 infections, the Massachusetts Nurses Association announced.



a sign on the side of a building: BOSTON, MA - MARCH 15: The Carl and Ruth Shapiro Cardiovascular Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital is seen on March 15, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Staff Photo By Angela Rowlings/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)


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BOSTON, MA – MARCH 15: The Carl and Ruth Shapiro Cardiovascular Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is seen on March 15, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Staff Photo By Angela Rowlings/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)

“Our absolute priority as Brigham nurses is to keep patients safe and the hospital’s lax compliance with COVID-19 safety protections is making that extremely difficult,” said Trish Powers, operating room nurse and chair of the Brigham MNA Bargaining Unit.

Powers said in a statement, “Unfortunately, hospital executives have not always listened to our expertise and have created an environment where policies around visitors, masking and social distancing are either not being followed or are not

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