Striking Massachusetts Nurses Outwait Corporate Giant Tenet

By Sarah Hughes, Labor Notes. -

Last year’s longest-running strike came to an end in early January when nurses at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts, overwhelmingly voted to ratify their new contract and return to [...]

Where Is The 100,000-Strong Public Health Corps Biden Promised Us?

By Abdullah Shihipar, In These Times. -

A year after Joe Biden’s inauguration, things seem bleak. Despite the existence of life-saving vaccines, tests and masks, on January 21, more than 3,000 people were reported to have died of [...]

How Can We Solve Inequality?

By People's Dispatch. -

Oxfam’s latest report on global inequality has highlighted some alarming statistics on how wealth distribution has worsened during the pandemic. While the wealth of the world’s 10 richest men [...]

What Students Walking Out Over Covid Can Learn From Student Movements

By Rose Lemlich, Left Voice. -

Fed up with mandatory in-person school attendance policies that fail to keep them safe, students are marching out of classrooms and into the streets. Last week, hundreds of students from over [...]

Corporate Multilateralism Deals More Blows To Right To Health

By People's Dispatch. -

It is no news that transnational corporations have effectively infiltrated institutions such as the United Nations (UN) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Still, according to a new [...]

Bereft Of Sick Leave, Millions Of Americans Forced To Work With Covid

By Morgan Artyukhina, Sputnik News. -

In the last 10 days, 7.6 million new COVID-19 cases have been detected in the United States. Before mid-December, that’s the time period for which the US Centers for Disease Control and [...]

New York Times Equates China’s Health Care Workers To Adolph Eichmann

By John V. Walsh, Popular Resistance. -

In a lead article, on page one of the New York Times on January 13, Li Yuan an NYT reporter, has equated the public health and medical personnel behind China’s successful battle against Covid-19 [...]

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 [...]