Biden Urged To Fire Covid Response Chief Over ‘Damning’ Failures

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams. -

President Joe Biden is coming under growing pressure to fire White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Jeff Zients—a former private equity executive with no public health background—as the [...]

Public Health Professionals Must Demand An End To Weaponized Drones

By William Bruno, Truthout. -

On January 13, 2017, a family including a husband, wife and three small children scurried from building to building in East Mosul, Iraq. They were seeking refuge as a battle between ISIS (also [...]

Biden’s Failure To Provide At-Home Covid Tests Looks Extra Ridiculous

By Natasha Hakimi Zapata, Scheer Post. -

After two years without being able to travel home from London, England to Los Angeles, Cali. to see my family, I finally arrived in a chaotic U.S. in time for the holidays amid the Omicron wave [...]

Australian Trade Unions Demand Free COVID Testing For All

By People's Dispatch. -

In a scathing condemnation of the Scott Morrison government, Australian trade unions criticized its inability to make testing for COVID-19 freely available for all. The country’s largest apex [...]

We Know The Silver Bullet To Ending Poverty And Destitution

By Lee Camp, Scheer Post. -

Here’s how the world should operate in simple terms: A certain country or region or city or township or Hobbit hole tries something in order to help their society or group or hovel — if it works, [...]

Strikes And Student Walkouts Spread Across US As Omicron Surges

By It's Going Down. -

Across the US, Omicron infections continue to explode, as “more children are being admitted to hospitals than ever before,” according to *CNN.* Vaccination rates among children remain low and [...]

Nurses In US Protest COVID-19 Working Conditions

The protests were held under the banner of National Nurses United (NNU), a labor union with more than 175,000 members nationwide, which called on the hospital industry to "invest in safe [...]

Comparing The COVID-19 Responses In Cuba And The United States

By Mary Anne Powell, AJPH. -

With fundamental differences in health systems structure and organization, as well as in political philosophy and culture, it is not surprising that there are major differences in outcomes. The [...]

China Tests 12.5 Million In Zhengzhou For Covid In Six Hours

By Morgan Artyukhina, Sputnik News. -

On Friday, Chinese health authorities began testing every single resident of Zhengzhou, the capital of China’s central Henan Province, after a handful of COVID-19 cases were detected in the [...]

Sudan’s Doctors March To Protest Violence Against Hospitals

By Mohammed Amin, Middle East Eye. -

Khartoum - Hundreds of Sudanese doctors and medics marched in Khartoum and other parts of Sudan on Sunday to protest against violence by security forces against the medical staff, healthcare [...]

There Really Were Only Two COVID Deaths In Mainland China In 2021

By Rosa Astra And Benjamin Zinevich, Liberation News. -

As the Omicron variant causes record levels of infection in the United States, the end of the pandemic seems as far away as ever. But far from preparing a robust response to defeat the virus, the [...]

The Capitalist Death-Drive, Afghan Sanctions, Attack On Medicare

Lee Camp looks at how the capitalist system sits at the heart of the worst problems facing society. In this history lesson, Camp takes you back to the feudal system, to the creation of [...]

The Highest Attainable Standard Of Health Is A Fundamental Right

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

As we enter the new year almost two years after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a pandemic on 11 March 2020, the official death toll from COVID-19 sits just below 5.5 million people. [...]

Veterans’ Health Care For Mental And Environmental Illnesses Under Attack

By Steve Early And Suzanne Gordon , Portside. -

In recent years, both Republicans and Democrats in Congress have backed privatization of services provided by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).  As part of the Department of Veterans [...]

Covid Fueled By Neoliberal Austerity

By Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report. -

On December 31, 2019 Chinese media told the world about a newly discovered disease cluster in the city of Wuhan. What was thought to be a viral pneumonia came to be known as SARS-CoV-2, Covid-19. [...]