Tuesday, June 28, 2022

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.”

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.

Ending the pandemic will take global access to COVID-19 treatment and vaccines – which...

If pharmaceutical companies don’t voluntarily help people in poor countries, those governments can do what they’ve done in past health crises: let other companies produce generic versions of patented medicines, to protect the common good.

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.”

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.”

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.

Inequalities are shaping how we’re fighting the pandemic — and how we’ll remember it

Covid-19 infections in most countries have been hugely underestimated — not least because rich countries bought almost all the tests.

Global health leaders hail ‘monumental moment’ in Covid-19 fight as US supports vaccine waiver

“Countries that continue to oppose the WTO waiver—such as European Union countries, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Canada, Australia, Norway, Japan, and Brazil—must now take action, too.”