Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Tag: COVID-19

‘We cannot test. We cannot test’: As coronavirus cases in us...

“Testing is central because that leads to early detection, it minimizes further spread, and it quickly treats those found with the virus.”

Why coronavirus is humanity’s wake-up call

As we respond to the coronavirus emergency and the immediate needs of the people and communities impacted by it, let us also keep in view the systemic needs and possibilities that crisis exposes.

America doesn’t have a public health system

There is no public health system in the U.S., in short, because the richest nation in the world has no capacity to protect the public as a whole, apart from national defense.

Trump holds White House presser to announce much stricter separation guidance...

Hard to take him seriously when he and his team stand shoulder to shoulder and the press crowds in.

What the coronavirus says about us

Trump’s message to governors on lifesaving medical equipment — “get it yourselves” — is grimly appropriate in a country without national health care.

The global media and COVID-19

The media has helped spread panic more often than useful information.

Linked dangers to civilization

Many of the serious dangers that we face today can be addressed by reforming our economic systems.

Trump calls COVID-19 “foreign virus” as lack of universal healthcare makes...

Robert Pollin, distinguished university professor of economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, says the lack of universal healthcare in the U.S. is exacerbating the coronavirus crisis due to “the absurdity that people cannot feel confident that they are going to get medical treatment” when they need it most.

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Trump just admitted on live television he will ‘terminate’ Social Security and Medicare if...

"We just heard it straight from Trump's own mouth: If reelected, he will destroy Social Security."

Alert! Social Security and Medicare are in critical danger

Trump launches attack on key programs for the elderly...

It could have been different

And keep in mind, when assessing this world I’m going to leave behind to those I hold near and dear, that Covid-19 is hardly the worst of it. Behind that pandemic is something so much worse.

An ‘unethical experimentation on children’: Digital rights groups oppose facial recognition in schools backed...

"The research shows that prematurely deploying the technology without understanding its implications would be unethical and dangerous."

A good news storyline: Trump repudiated, Biden steady but insufficient. Enter systemic reformers.

Biden is no FDR. To expect systemic reform from Biden is naive but to envision him as a stepping stone is good progressive strategy.