Monday, May 17, 2021

How to keep America’s public workers safe as we emerge from the Covid-19 lockdown

In a crisis like that, public servants will rely on the public to stand with them in demanding that officials implement aggressive safety plans and provide the other resources that workers need.
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U.S. Covid death toll hits 500,000 as rich nations hoard vaccines, leaving poorer nations...

“It’s in our public health interest, it’s in our economic interest, and, I think most importantly, it’s really in our ethical and moral compass to be doing this.”

Cannabis Americas Common Sense Crops

Thirty-two states have legalized medical marijuana in some form or another. With the help of some reform-minded activists and the general public, are our politicians starting to come to their senses on cannabis?

The ultimate stress test

The American world that COVID-19 reveals...

How urban planning and housing policy helped create ‘food apartheid’ in US cities

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that 54.4 million Americans live in low-income areas with poor access to healthy food.
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Inequality virus: Pandemic widens wealth gap for women, people of color as billionaire profits...

“In every country that we looked at, inequality has gotten worse during the pandemic.”

Making sense of a viral military

A military spouse’s perspective on the Pentagon’s flawed response to the pandemic.
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‘Millions of lives are at stake’: Pressure grows on Biden to back WTO waiver...

“The world needs 10 to 15 billion doses to reach herd immunity, and right now all of the global production together is on track to make 6 billion doses this year.”

Food dyes linked to attention and activity problems in children

Food dyes in products such as breakfast cereals, juice and soft drinks, frozen dairy desserts, candies, and icings were linked to adverse neurobehavioral outcomes in children including inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and restlessness.

US coronavirus deaths pass 200,000 as new surge in cases begins

The U.S. is not alone as the weather starts to change and restrictions ease up slightly.