Thursday, August 5, 2021

Tag: pandemic

Global health activists say it’s time we ask Big Pharma to...

“Can the government go against private interests to protect the public interest?”

‘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."

AOC: US must mass produce COVID-19 vaccine for world, or pandemic...

She calls on the United States to use tools like the Defense Production Act to mobilize mass production of vaccines to export for free around the world.

The Pandemic is us (but now mostly them)

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

Inequalities are shaping how we’re fighting the pandemic — and how...

Covid-19 infections in most countries have been hugely underestimated — not least because rich countries bought almost all the tests.

Twilight of the pandemic?

Bracing for a surge of Trumpism or…

What comes after this plastic-filled pandemic?

A new generation of medical professionals is tasked with undoing decades of hospitals’ easy reliance on single-use plastic.

How corporations pumped up CEO pay while their low-wage workers suffered...

More than half of the country’s 100 largest low-wage employers rigged pay rules in 2020 to give CEOs 29 percent average raises while their frontline employees made 2 percent less.

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.

A third of U.S. billionaire wealth gains since 1990 have come...

U.S. billionaire pandemic profit balloons to $4.56 trillion, a 55 percent increase.

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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.