Wednesday, January 20, 2021

How workers and management at one company teamed up to fight the pandemic

PCI and Local 286 recognized early on the importance of protecting workers from the virus and preparing for a possible role in distributing vaccines.

UK regulators give okay to use psychedelic drug to treat depression in first clinical...

"We think this could be a treatment for a number of depressive disorders besides major depression, including PTSD, treatment-resistant depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and possibly some types of substance abuse."

CDC study reveals increase of biofilm in US water systems

Due to the country’s aging infrastructure, the CDC expects a further increase to the transmission of diseases through biofilms and water systems.

9-year-old girl’s asthma death officially linked to air pollution in unprecedented coroner ruling

"Toxic air pollution is a public health crisis, especially for our children, and the inquest underlined yet again the importance of pushing ahead with bold policies such as expanding the Ultra Low Emission Zone to inner London."

‘Seems like a good policy!’ CBO shows Medicare for All could cover everyone for...

"A large share of Medicare administrative costs are tied up in tasks like eligibility determination... that would no longer exist in a Medicare for All system."

How Americans can help the frontline workers battling Covid-19

The pandemic highlighted the essential work that nursing home staff members perform—and the necessity of treating them as essential workers from now on.

Over 130 Secret Service officers in isolation due to COVID outbreak

One government official stated that the agency is backtracing to determine whether most of the infections took place during Trump’s campaign rallies or at the White House.

Federal court rules against FDA’s approval of genetically engineered salmon

"Today’s victory will stop FDA from green-lighting such dangerous technologies without fully considering their environmental risks.”

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.

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.”