Thursday, May 13, 2021

Tag: health

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.”

As rich countries shield pharma monopolies, just 0.2% of COVID vaccine...

"The problem is not getting vaccines out of COVAX; the problem is getting them in."

A post-COVID-19 recovery will not be possible if water, sanitation &...

The global economy and a concerted effort, coordination and imagination is needed to enable not only a worldwide recovery, but also to ensure that the world’s poorest people are not left behind.

Rich nations are getting vaccines, poor countries not: Which is a...

“Between them, G7 nations have secured enough vaccines for every one of their citizens to be vaccinated three times over, while many poor countries are yet to receive a single dose."

Chlorpyrifos ‘has no place on food’: 100 organizations urge EPA to...

"It is time for the Biden administration to demonstrate its commitment to science, children, and farmworkers and finish the job."

5 ways to address internalized white supremacy and its impact on...

In this era of multiple pandemics, discussing the impact of internalized racism on our health is crucial to furthering Black resistance, healing and emancipation.

Psychedelic drug in clinical trial to help stroke victims recover by...

Algernon Pharmaceuticals, a Canadian-based company, began its study this week in which stroke participants will be given a microdose of DMT with the hope of minimizing damage and maximizing recovery.

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.

‘We’ve let the worst happen’: Reflecting on 400,000 dead

Eight months later, with 300,000 additional American lives lost and the chaotic distribution of the vaccine underway, Caroline Chen, health care reporter, shares her thoughts on where we are and what happens next.

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What America can learn from China—Lessons from the pandemic

While the China model cannot be transplanted to the West, there’s a lot that America can learn from China.

What’s up with the herd?

The United States won’t achieve herd immunity because a significant portion of the herd is suffering from mad cow disease.

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

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

A leaking oil refinery on St. Croix gives Biden his first environmental justice test

Nearly 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for the closure of a controversial oil and gas facility that has sickened residents of the U.S. Virgin Island.

Sanders, Omar, and others introduce permanent universal school meals program

“No child in the richest country in the world should face hunger.”