Friday, September 17, 2021

The ultimate stress test

The American world that COVID-19 reveals...

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.

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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AOC: US must mass produce COVID-19 vaccine for world, or pandemic could drag on...

She calls on the United States to use tools like the Defense Production Act to mobilize mass production of vaccines to export for free around the world.

Making sense of a viral military

A military spouse’s perspective on the Pentagon’s flawed response to the pandemic.

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?
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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.”

The EPA is banning chlorpyrifos, a pesticide widely used on food crops, after 14...

“The EPA has had nearly 14 years to publish a legally sufficient response to the 2007 Petition.”

How public health partnerships are encouraging Covid-19 vaccination in 4 states

Public health and communications experts from Michigan, Indiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina discuss efforts to encourage people in their states and local communities to get vaccinated.

Living near a toxic waste site could lower life expectancy by a year, study...

“The long-term effect of the flooding and repetitive exposure has an effect that can transcend generations.”