Saturday, March 28, 2020

Gilead Sciences asks FDA to rescind ‘orphan’ status for possible coronavirus treatment drug in...

"We are committed to making the medicine both accessible and affordable to governments and patients around the world."

Amid the coronavirus crisis, mutual aid networks erupt across the country

“Human cooperation, solidarity, and communalism is built deep into our DNA, and mutual aid is just what that aspect of humanity looks like in practice.”

Why is the US so exceptionally vulnerable to COVID-19?

This is why the U.S. has so quickly become the center of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Michigan advisory panel members: Halt water shutoffs amid COVID-19 spread

A majority of the members sent her a letter this morning with a plea: Order a statewide moratorium on water shutoffs to protect the public from the fast-spreading COVID-19.

We won’t go back to normal, because normal was the problem

When a global pandemic strikes, the private-sector austerity model simply falls apart.

The coronavirus outbreak has shown that capitalism is failing

If there’s ever been a time to radically change our social service policies, this is it.

We need to talk about privilege and the coronavirus pandemic

That so many in the U.S. seem to be operating in paranoia and fear-mongering, there’s no time like the present for us to check our privilege.

Trump will not use Defense Production Act to order manufacturing of vital medical equipment

With prices rising, supplies lacking, and healthcare officials working endlessly, the importance of vital medical equipment should not be negotiable.

Don’t let pharma make us pay twice for COVID-19 treatments

The research we’ve funded is going to be critical in the coming months. We’ve already paid for it. Let’s demand that Congress change the law so that we don’t have to pay again.