Sunday, September 27, 2020

“Democratic public health”: Big pharma relies on developing world while limiting access to treatment

“The critical issue here is not whether vaccines are good or bad, but … even more, I would suggest what is at stake is a democratic public health.”

The evidence is clear: The US public wants science-based policies for Covid-19

Any true hope in ending despair and the unchecked spread of the coronavirus must begin by following the public’s clearly documented trust in science.

How America continues to fail the health care workers battling the pandemic

For too many Americans, health care workers are out of sight, out of mind.

FDA-required tests on puppies slows progress to Covid treatment

Dosing puppies with drugs designed for humans won’t make people safer. In fact, it poses serious risks to human health.

A doctor went to his own employer for a COVID-19 antibody test. It cost...

Physicians Premier ER charged Dr. Zachary Sussman’s insurance $10,984 for his COVID-19 antibody test even though Sussman worked for the chain and knows the testing materials only cost about $8. Even more surprising: The insurer paid in full.

How cities can combat the dangerous combination of extreme heat and COVID

The compounding threats of heat and isolation have been laid bare this summer thanks to COVID-19.

CDC tells state governors to prepare for Covid vaccine before November elections

“Public health officials worry that the Trump administration is looking to roll out a vaccine prematurely, or at least to hype one, before the election as a way to score political points.“

Honeybee venom kills aggressive breast cancer cells, study shows

“It provides another wonderful example of where compounds in nature can be used to treat human diseases.”

Hoboken, New Jersey sues oil industry for climate impacts from its ‘deceptive actions’

“We want to be compensated for the costs of climate damages both past, present and future.”

Meet the new yes man on Trump’s Covid task force: Dr. Scott Atlas wants...

Dr. Scott Atlas is not an epidemiologist and was brought on specifically because he would back President Trump’s position “about how the pandemic was going, that the threat was receding, that the country should reopen.”