Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Tag: health

Institutionalized elderly are facing a massacre, not an epidemic

The other epidemic, meanwhile, is causing what amounts to a massacre of the nation’s institutionalized elderly in nursing homes.

Scientific American: As Trump touts dangerous cures, here’s what we know...

More than 207,000 people have died worldwide from COVID-19, but there are still no drugs proven to help treat the disease.

Becoming a marginalized person in a pandemic is eye-opening

So it is with some interest that I find myself now, in this time of coronavirus pandemic, suddenly in an un- or underprivileged status.

States are putting prisoners to work manufacturing coronavirus supplies

The decision to continue to use incarcerated workers for hazardous work that could expose them to the coronavirus or facilitate the spread within the facility lies with corrections authorities and emergency management officials.

‘Flying blind’: Scientists warn harmful biologic, health effects from 5G wireless...

Scientists and doctors are urging the governments to put "safety guidelines" in place to protect the health of the people, not the industry.

As Flint water crisis enters sixth year, ‘astounding’ report exposes lies...

"Coronavirus is the biggest story in the country, and rightfully so. But today, this enormous, exclusive, and damning story should be a very, very close second."

Wash your hands? Despite pandemic, thousands still have no water in...

Despite the city announcing a moratorium on water shutoffs and a program to help thousands of residents restore service last month, people in Detroit are still reporting lack of access to water and even ongoing shutoffs.

Burning fossil fuels made coronavirus death rate worse, and kills 200K...

Coal companies and Big Oil like ExxonMobil and all those fracking companies are thus killing off a million Americans every five years.

A nurse bought protective supplies for her colleagues using GoFundMe. The...

How a confrontation in one of the nation’s coronavirus hotspots illustrates a troubling national trend.

Travesty averted: An uplifting poem for the pandemic

There are times when well-meaning "message poetry" captures the moment and touches heart strings.

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Houston police launch investigation into mounted officer trampling protester on video

“We are aware of a video circulating showing one of our mounted patrol horses and a citizen. We are currently reviewing the circumstances behind the incident.”

An uprising was inevitable

"Being Black in this country means being at war on every front in every space at every moment."

Election spending boosted by secret money tops $100M as IRS ends donor reporting rules

By choosing to keep their donors secret, these groups leave voters in the dark as to exactly who is funding their political activities. And the IRS won't know either.

Police are still killing unarmed black people

So far this year, 390 people have been killed by police, according to a Washington Post database of police shootings.

Which are the 2020 key states?

After looking over the electoral college results from 2016 and the past, I think that there are about 6 key states coming up in 2020.