Tag: Pandemic

WSJ: Pandemic: 2024 and Beyond

The Long Shadow of the Pandemic: 2024 and Beyond - WSJ…The pandemic has already caused one of the largest global recessions in history. If high numbers of deaths resume this winter, which is likely, and if people have to continue physical distancing practices, the overall economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic could resemble the Great Depression. As long as the virus poses a material threat to life, many people won’t be willing to completely resume normal activities or to engage in many pre-pandemic purchasing behaviors. This reduced demand will unavoidably keep the U.S. in recession into the intermediate period…MORE: wsj

Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts among mosques to remain closed due to coronavirus pandemic

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The last day of Ramadan, the month-long fast observed by Muslims around the world, concludes Saturday, May 23, with Eid al-Fitr or the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast.
However, the annual prayer and celebratory gatherings that mark Ramadan’s end will be reduced to a smaller scale this year as many mosques in Massachusetts elect to remain closed in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. masslive

Islamic Society of Western Mass. holds drive-thru fundraiser to help those in need during pandemic

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts has stepped it up to help feed their neighbors in need.

Due to the state’s public gathering restrictions, the organization couldn’t hold their annual “Ramadan Fight Against Hunger Walk”, so they held a drive-thru fundraiser instead. West Springfield Mayor William Reichelt came by Saturday afternoon for the presentation of a check to the Parish Cupboard…MORE: WWLP