Saturday, October 24, 2020

Universal mask-wearing would save nearly 130,000 lives by spring 2021, study finds

The researchers estimated what the death toll until March 2021 would be for each state if mask-wearing and social distancing mandates are put in place, versus if they are not.

The dangerous calls for ‘herd immunity’

As we’ve seen over decades with climate change, we are sure to begin to see actual experts like epidemiologists debating highly paid public speaking shills about herd immunity on cable news in the months ahead.

Citing ‘big mistakes’ made in Covid-19 fight, Khanna and Warren lead 130+ Dems calling...

“The current administration’s response has exposed serious flaws in the country’s ability to combat large scale public health challenges.”
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Trump lies about Covid-19 risks & vaccine at debate as pandemic is tied to...

“The Trump administration’s aims of reaching ‘herd immunity’ by letting the virus run rampant in the U.S. is cruel and scientifically unsound.”

OxyContin drug maker pleads guilty to federal criminal charges

"Today’s guilty plea comes too late for the millions of lives that Purdue’s crimes destroyed over the past decade.”

US suffered almost 300,000 excess deaths during coronavirus pandemic, CDC reports

They found that excess deaths have occurred every week in the U.S. since March, peaking in the weeks ending April 11 and August 8.

World Food Day drives home need for change in the US

The pandemic has exposed the fragility of the current industrialized food supply system, which is nested in an unequal, racialized and gendered socio-economic system experiencing the increasing prevalence of unemployment and food insecurity.

As winter approaches, states consider how to keep Covid in check

As the U.S. braces for a seasonal uptick in COVID-19 cases, two public health researchers assess what’s worked for states to keep infection rates low.

Why Trump’s health care move is an empty promise

Trump’s executive order can’t replace the protections and systems in the Affordable Care Act.

How Covid capitalism is making the pandemic worse

The very existence of covid capitalism points to the essential truth of George Carlin’s adage that government, “[Is] a big club and you aren’t in it”.