Thursday, February 2, 2023

Tag: coronavirus pandemic

Climate change increasing pandemics

Now is the time to address climate change for the health of society.

House passes $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill with $15 minimum wage...

The bill includes a $15 minimum wage increase, an extension of unemployment insurance, survival checks, and $20 billion for a national vaccination program.

As US mourns 500,000 lives lost, report shows billionaires added $1.3...

"Taxing those who have experienced windfall wealth gains to pay for COVID relief and recovery is a matter of equity and justice."

Lancet report: 40% of US COVID deaths were preventable. The country...

One of the report’s recommendations is reforming the system to a single-payer model like Medicare for All, which President Joe Biden has so far rejected in favor of bolstering the Affordable Care Act.

The shecession: Women face staggering job & income losses amid the...

“The reason for this is because women are over-represented in the hardest-hit sectors: service, leisure/hospitality, education and healthcare services.”

Biden announces actions to address the growing hunger crisis facing 29...

Biden's actions are described as "equitable emergency economic relief" that would "help Americans persevere through the pandemic," according to a White House statement.

How workers and management at one company teamed up to fight...

PCI and Local 286 recognized early on the importance of protecting workers from the virus and preparing for a possible role in distributing vaccines.

Bernie releases statement on GOP blocking $2,000 stimulus checks

“At a time when so many Americans are facing economic desperation, it is tragic that the Republican leadership has turned their backs on the working families of this country."

People’s vaccine: Calls grow for equal access to coronavirus vaccine as...

A growing movement is calling for the development of a people’s vaccine and the suspension of intellectual property rights to expand access.

Democrats urged to fight for bigger relief checks as lame-duck Trump...

"Trump is privately demanding $2,000 stimulus checks. McConnell is quietly fretting over Georgia. Democrats control the leverage, they should demand larger stimulus in the package being negotiated."

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The interminable, withering babble from today’s Tower of Babel

When the end is messianic, imperial, “destiny” or God’s will—human fabrications made into commandments—all civilized bets are off.

Biden wielding DNC to guard against Progressive challenge

"Just 34 percent of Americans describe Biden as honest and trustworthy -- a new low for his presidency."

Pfizer’s record-shattering $100 billion in revenue denounced as ‘sickening’

"A people-funded vaccine should be cheap and freely available."

99% of US coal plants cost more to run than replace with new renewables,...

“There’s a huge opportunity here to invest in coal communities, build local economic resilience and save money in the process.”

Four dark secrets about America

What America needs is a thorough transformation and a reset of the economic and political systems, which are now on dangerous and unsustainable paths.