Saturday, October 23, 2021

Tag: public health

Better family planning can improve public health, inequality and the environment

Smaller, more sustainable families would create massive long-term savings and catalyze sustainable development.

How public health partnerships are encouraging Covid-19 vaccination in 4 states

Public health and communications experts from Michigan, Indiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina discuss efforts to encourage people in their states and local communities to get vaccinated.

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.

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The persecution of Steven Donziger

“Why am I the one being locked up? I helped hold [Chevron] accountable.”

The big lie in Rahm Emanuel’s Senate testimony

Now all eyes will be on Merkley – and other Democratic senators who profess that “Black lives mater” and that police need to be held accountable – to see whether they vote to confirm this tainted mayor and elevate him to a prestigious ambassadorship.

Greta Thunberg on climate promises versus actions

Thunberg sat down in her Stockholm kitchen to talk about what she expects—and hopes—will come from the global event.

What is the Peace Dividend strategy?

Tell the truth about our endless wars and bloated DOD budgets!

Louisiana deputy who slammed a Black woman on the pavement was named in multiple...

Julio Alvarado has been named in nine federal civil rights lawsuits, all involving the use of excessive force.