Saturday, February 27, 2021

Dr. Paul Farmer: Centuries of inequality in the US laid groundwork for pandemic devastation

“All the social pathologies of our nation come to the fore during epidemics.”

Trump administration rejects scientists’ advice on nutrition, maintaining guidelines for sugar and alcohol

This "will impact eating habits, school lunch menus, and food stamp policies," and will lead to "poor health" for Americans.

Calling Covid-19 crisis a ‘wake-up call,’ WHO experts warn next pandemic could be even...

“This pandemic has been very severe... it has affected every corner of this planet. But this is not necessarily the big one.”

UK regulators give okay to use psychedelic drug to treat depression in first clinical...

"We think this could be a treatment for a number of depressive disorders besides major depression, including PTSD, treatment-resistant depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and possibly some types of substance abuse."

“This is not our first pandemic”

Native communities share heritage ways to live and care for each other during this latest pandemic.

CDC study reveals increase of biofilm in US water systems

Due to the country’s aging infrastructure, the CDC expects a further increase to the transmission of diseases through biofilms and water systems.

9-year-old girl’s asthma death officially linked to air pollution in unprecedented coroner ruling

"Toxic air pollution is a public health crisis, especially for our children, and the inquest underlined yet again the importance of pushing ahead with bold policies such as expanding the Ultra Low Emission Zone to inner London."

Pledge to fight the pollution of face masks

Pledge to protect those around us and our environment by wearing reusable face masks.

Pandemic lessons for the rest of us

Or vaccine thinking applied to all of American life...

COVID-19 further exposes inequalities in the global financial system

With a greater public awareness of soaring inequality within countries, it is also important to recognize the deep imbalances across the global financial system.