Thursday, August 5, 2021

Tag: health

As Delta wreaks havoc, Biden faces growing pressure to force big...

"The U.S. government has power to share vaccine manufacturing knowledge and help other countries scale up production."

The Olympic event we need: A race to see where people...

We don’t have to discover some fantastic new miracle cure to lengthen the lives Americans lead. We just have to forge a more equal America.

House passes PFAS Action Act which protects environment and human health

“We are one step closer to protecting the health of Americans from these toxic forever chemicals.”

‘Just horrific’: Pandemic fuels steepest decline in US life expectancy since...

"U.S. life expectancy at birth for 2020, based on nearly final data, was 77.3 years, the lowest it has been since 2003."

US Black and Latino communities often have low vaccination rates—but blaming...

Homogenizing peoples’ reasons for not getting vaccinated diverts attention away from social factors that research shows play a critical role in health status and outcomes.

The Pandemic is us (but now mostly them)

Power, wealth, and justice in the time of COVID-19.

Urban oil wells linked to asthma and other health problems in...

In some cases, the impact on residents’ lungs is worse than living beside a highway or being exposed to secondhand smoke every day.

New HSBC-backed coal plants will contribute to 19,000 deaths annually, new...

Researchers said the total health impacts of the plants could amount to $6.2 billion a year.

A pesticide linked to brain damage in children could finally be...

A court has ruled that the EPA must ban the controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos—or prove its safety.

‘Millions of lives are at stake’: Pressure grows on Biden to...

“The world needs 10 to 15 billion doses to reach herd immunity, and right now all of the global production together is on track to make 6 billion doses this year.”

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Obama wants his private presidential center on public land—and mainstream media is looking the...

Advocates say an alternate site in Washington Park is less disruptive and more beneficial to the community and the environment.

A global anti-Olympics movement rises to challenge the games’ darker side

“The Olympics Games put tremendous pressure on the host city’s local budget, crash the democratic government process and destroy the environment."

The far right’s new-old war on women

From the Trumpists who attacked the U.S. Capitol to far-right populists in Europe, insecurities about women are a major ideological motivation that often goes underappreciated. Mainstream conservatives, in particular, should be wary of the role that gender issues play in opening the door to extremists.

The Right’s grotesque, negative learning curve is steadily demolishing its national brand

For a white nationalist base obsessed with “losing its country” (and dominance) to outsiders and non-whites, won’t chronic, severe political whoppers achieve exactly its worst fear?

How Civil Rights Leader Bob Moses used math literacy to push for racial equality

The Algebra Project is a nonprofit dedicated to helping students from historically marginalized communities develop math literacy.