Saturday, February 4, 2023

Tag: pandemic

How the pandemic’s unequal toll on people of color underlines US...

From the earliest days of the pandemic, COVID-19 has wrought a far higher toll in communities of color than in the general...

Top 10 US billionaires got $1 billion richer every day of...

The 10 wealthiest billionaires in the U.S. have added roughly $1 billion to their collective fortune every day—or around $12,600 per second—since...

Yearly wrap: Handful of good, loads of bad, onslaughts of ugly

Thus, the ugliest consequence to wasting billions on Pentagon missiles rather than funding education—stupidity—is a greater threat even than climate change.

Noam Chomsky: Corporate patents & rising anti-science rhetoric will prolong pandemic

It’s overwhelmingly a far-right phenomenon. Others have been drawn in. And I think there are many sources.

This scientist created a rapid test just weeks into the pandemic....

Irene Bosch developed a quick, inexpensive COVID-19 test in early 2020. But she was stymied by an FDA process experts say made no sense.

Face mask litter increased almost 9,000% during first 7 months of...

“Despite millions of people being told to use face masks, little guidance was given on how to dispose of them or recycle them safely.”

After a spike in anti-Asian hate crimes, the government response stalls

The Biden administration has not delivered on one of the main mandates of the COVD-19 Hate Crimes Act.

The West’s wasted crisis

A year that began hopefully is ending grimly. Western political elites, unable (and perhaps unwilling) to turn a deadly pandemic and climate crisis into a life-preserving opportunity, have only themselves to blame.

Nearly 29,000 tons of COVID plastic now floats in the oceans,...

A new study calculates for the first time how much of that waste is ending up in the oceans and what it is doing once it gets there.

A pandemic of fallacious thinking and civic irresponsibility: Part two –...

The Virus is a big deal, Period! It’s one of the worst calamities to strike in modern times.

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How corporations hope to eviscerate workers’ right to strike

Corporations so fear this kind of worker power that they’re asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rig the scales and help them kill future strikes before they even begin.

‘Death sentence for women and families’: US court blocks domestic violence gun ban

The court ruled that the law prohibiting people with domestic violence restraining orders from owning guns "fails to pass constitutional muster," and that the ban is an outlier "that our ancestors never would have accepted."

Can the Military-Industrial Complex be tamed?

Cutting the Pentagon's budget in half would finally force the generals to think.

Department of Veteran Affairs exceeds goal of providing safe, stable homes to veterans in...

The VA permanently housed 40,401 homeless veterans.

The interminable, withering babble from today’s Tower of Babel

When the end is messianic, imperial, “destiny” or God’s will—human fabrications made into commandments—all civilized bets are off.