Sunday, July 5, 2020

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.

It won’t be protests that bring on the next big wave of Covid infections

If the country doesn’t see a substantial increase in new Covid-19 cases after this week, it should prompt a rethinking of what epidemiologists believe about how the virus spreads.

Shutdowns stopped 60 million Covid-19 infections in the U.S., new research finds

The two studies provide fresh evidence that the severe economic sacrifice the COVID-19 shutdowns caused were worth it to save many millions of lives.

COVID-19: A Spy Thriller

Yes, COVID-19 was invented in a CIA laboratory. At the time of its invention, a vaccine was also produced and given to the President, the Vice-President, and about 25 other political elites.

Tear gas is way more dangerous than police let on—especially during the coronavirus pandemic

Tear gas is banned in international warfare, but it is classified as a “riot control agent” that law enforcement can use for crowd control.

This is how COVID-19 is affecting indigenous people

The indigenous also suffer from a relatively high degree of socio-economic marginalization that makes them more vulnerable. This dynamic is not new.

Solidarity includes wearing a mask at protests

There are many things we have no control over as we keep pushing to change the political direction of the United States. Whether we wear a mask isn’t one of them.

Tear gas is way more dangerous than police let on — especially during the...

In the middle of a respiratory pandemic, law enforcement agencies have used tear gas in especially dangerous ways. The chemical agent also seeps into homes, contaminates food, furniture, skin and surfaces, and can cause long-term lung damage.

Newsweek fails to note that White House reopening guidelines make absolutely no sense

It’s critically important that media provide accurate reporting on what our governments are choosing to do, and what price we are likely to pay for their choices.

What have we learned from COVID-19?

For I believe that this catastrophe should have taught us something about what is good and bad about life.