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.
Even though the number of hospitalizations is trending down, the number of new infections per day remains around 40,000.
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.
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.
“The long-term effect of the flooding and repetitive exposure has an effect that can transcend generations.”
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?
“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.”
“In every country that we looked at, inequality has gotten worse during the pandemic.”
Covid-19 infections in most countries have been hugely underestimated — not least because rich countries bought almost all the tests.
The U.S. is not alone as the weather starts to change and restrictions ease up slightly.