Friday, July 23, 2021

Tag: public health

A simple rule change could trigger mass vaccine demand plus head...

What property-driven, rights-oriented society allows protesters to both spread disease AND violate sacred boundaries?

In victory for public health, Biden’s EPA reverses Trump-era ‘secret science’...

“The Biden administration is making clear that the best available science, and not political interference from industry, will guide the EPA’s decisions on protecting the public from pollution.”

EPA shuts down leaking oil refinery in St. Croix over ‘imminent’...

“This is a majority-Black island in a U.S. territory. It is located next to public housing. If this refinery were located most anywhere else in the country, it would have been shut down months ago.”

“Democratic public health”: Big pharma relies on developing world while limiting...

“The critical issue here is not whether vaccines are good or bad, but … even more, I would suggest what is at stake is a democratic public health.”

Public health vs. politics: White House scrapped nationwide Covid-19 testing plan...

More than five months into the crisis, there continue to be critical testing shortages and delays. How did we get here?

We don’t have to choose between our health and the economy

The crises of COVID and economic collapse are triggers for people to demand change as a gateway to a new and better world.

There are 2,000 untested chemicals in packaged foods—and it’s legal

A report by the Environmental Working Group reveals that an estimated 2,000 untested chemicals, several of them known or suspected carcinogens, are legally present in conventional packaged foods sold in U.S. supermarkets. But this major public health concern is largely unrecognized by the Food and Drug Administration, which operates under a policy on food additives dating back to 1958.

EPA disbanded a clean air science panel. We met anyway –...

The nongovernmental panel of experts found that particle pollution regulations aren’t protecting public health, but that's not the only worrying trend at EPA.

How things got so fracking bad in Ohio

Ohio’s natural gas production has swelled more than 2,200 percent in just seven years. But some residents are reporting polluted air and water as a result.

Disbanded air pollution panel finds EPA standards don’t protect public health

The panel supported the preliminary conclusions of a Draft EPA Policy Assessment that the current standards aren't requisite to protect public health.

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Federal judges blocks Arkansas abortion ban

This law “is categorically unconstitutional, and plaintiffs have demonstrated that they are likely to succeed on the merits.”

Player or pawn? Luke Harding’s Russiagate ‘scoop’

The reporter’s involvement in the persecution of Assange alone would be enough to make people question his honesty.

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Together, you can change the rules, and build a world where workers have real power.

Video shows former Green Beret attacking police captain during Capitol riots

Despite the fact that McKellop was wearing a helmet and gas mask while allegedly assaulting the officers, federal investigators were able to identify him due to his clothing and a unique U.S. Army Special Forces patch on his backpack.

New report reveals top 15 retail giants that contribute most to climate crisis through...

"These findings reveal new environmental and public health impacts of retail companies' manufacturing and transport choices—and they are damning."