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Karen J. Greenberg: Accountability in Trump’s America

All told, the U.S. president has been a perfect model in deflecting all responsibility, even as the death toll soared over 150,000 with more than four million cases reported nationwide and no end in sight.

August 4, 2020 · 1 Comment

Jon Queally: Demands for Kushner to Resign Over Staggering Level of Depravity That Put Politics Before Public Health

Holy hell. Jared Kushner reportedly abandoned a national testing plan because it was *politically advantageous* to sit back and let blue states be eviscerated by the virus.

August 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

Lisa Arrastia: Teaching Under Covid

We need a radical plan for the public, even though care for all shouldn’t be such a radical notion.

July 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

Lindsay Koshgarian: Cut the Pentagon 10 Percent. Invest in Public Health

At more than $740 billion this year, the Pentagon budget is more than 100 times the budget of the CDC—and more than 1,800 times the U.S. contribution to the World Health Organization that the president has promised to cut.

July 17, 2020 · 1 Comment

Tamika C.B. Zapolski, Ukamaka M. Oruche: Racism in Healthcare System Is Costing Black Lives

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across the U.S, African Americans are contracting the illness—and dying from it—at rates twice as high as the general population.

July 14, 2020 · Leave a comment

Derrick Z. Jackson: Republican lawmakers’ familiar blame game hangs COVID’s spread on young people

Damn Kids!

July 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

William Petri, MD: What doctors know about lingering symptoms of coronavirus

Here is a summary of what is known today about recovering from COVID-19, as well as what to expect from lingering effects.

July 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

Monica Gandhi: Can people spread the coronavirus if they don’t have symptoms?

5 questions answered about asymptomatic COVID-19

June 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

Jane Goodall: Humanity is finished if it fails to adapt after Covid-19

The famous primatologist calls for an overhaul of food habits to prevent a future pandemic.

June 12, 2020 · 2 Comments

Noam Chomsky: Trump Has Adopted a “Viva Death!” Approach to the Presidency

In this interview, Chomsky provides insight on how we can best grapple with the current moment – and prepare for the sobering future.

June 8, 2020 · 6 Comments

Gaby Garcia: Heat

When the world burns, we will be like the women
of Pompeii who left their bread loaves to bake—
our laundry mid-cycle, newspapers turned
to the op-eds, windows open to catch a breeze.

June 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

Jamie Rowan: Memorial Day | Why veterans are particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic

An estimated 45,000 veterans are homeless on any given night, and 181,500 veterans are in prison or jail.

May 25, 2020 · 2 Comments

Juan Cole: Fundamentalist Pandemics

What Evangelicals Could Learn From The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam

May 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

Michelle D. Holmes, M.D: Re-opening America

As health professionals prepare for a second wave of the pandemic, a Harvard epidemiologist discusses the injustices arising from rationing medical equipment in America.

May 16, 2020 · 4 Comments

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