Thursday, May 6, 2021

The dangerous calls for ‘herd immunity’

As we’ve seen over decades with climate change, we are sure to begin to see actual experts like epidemiologists debating highly paid public speaking shills about herd immunity on cable news in the months ahead.

OxyContin drug maker pleads guilty to federal criminal charges

"Today’s guilty plea comes too late for the millions of lives that Purdue’s crimes destroyed over the past decade.”

How Covid capitalism is making the pandemic worse

The very existence of covid capitalism points to the essential truth of George Carlin’s adage that government, “[Is] a big club and you aren’t in it”.

October Surprise! US psychiatrists convince the media to reveal the extent of Trump’s mental...

There is still time for newspapers, radio, and TV to send the psychiatrists’ message relative to Trump’s severe mental problems all across this country.

Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine trial paused due to mystery illness

“This is completely expected, and it’s just a reminder how ridiculous it is to try and meet a political timeline of having a vaccine before Nov. 3.”

Horseshoe crab blood key to COVID-19 vaccine despite negative impact it could have on...

“An estimated 50,000 of them die in the [vaccine] process and human interference also means that the species is now vulnerable to extinction."

Anxiety, mindfulness and the natural unity of life

Although only now becoming widely known, mindfulness is an ancient technique, shared by Gautama Buddha some 2,500 years ago (but one that may be even older).

Amazon reveals nearly 20,000 employees have contracted the coronavirus

Meanwhile, the company's profits have soared as demand for online shopping increased during the pandemic.

California becomes first US state to ban 24 toxic chemicals found in cosmetics

“Every day, Californians are exposed to hazardous chemicals hiding in their cosmetics and personal care products.”

Failure to protect: policing mental illness in North America

The current moment requires that we recognize the crises of mental health and very likely homelessness that will come about as a result of the global pandemic and that we call upon authorities to prepare to deal with them in a more humane way than they have in the past.