Saturday, July 13, 2024

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.”

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.

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.

The ultimate stress test

The American world that COVID-19 reveals...
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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.”

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.”

US coronavirus cases pass 6 million, 180,000 deaths as schools struggle to reopen

Even though the number of hospitalizations is trending down, the number of new infections per day remains around 40,000.

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.

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?

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.