The Plague Here And There

By Rosa Miriam Elizalde, Resumen English. -

The state of Pennsylvania has a population similar to that of Cuba, but has 35 times more confirmed cases of coronavirus and 63 times more lethal victims. From May 13 to this past Wednesday, the [...]

Health Care Crisis: Future Is Up To Us

By Rita Valenti, Popular Resistance. -

A society that is governed in such a way that it fails to protect its people from the catastrophic harm of the COVID 19 pandemic is a society ripe for revolutionary transformation. The pandemic [...]

Cuba’s Resilience Through Economic Crisis Prepared It For COVID Health Crisis

By Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan, Truthout. -

In times of crisis, who we are is revealed. That is true of people and of nations. What COVID-19 has exposed — not created — is a deeply flawed and inequitable society. The truths of how race and [...]

Bending PPE Rules Spells Death For Health Care Workers And Families

By Roberta Wood, People's World. -

Chicago - If he could have worn a fresh N95 mask for every procedure as mandated by the Centers for Disease Control, would surgical technologist Juan Martínez be alive today? It was a tough [...]

What We Know So Far: Dispelling The Myths About COVID19

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

As we get close to two months of quarantine to stop the spread of COVID19 and the government has failed to put in place both public health infrastructure to effectively control the pandemic and [...]

‘Trying To Teach Ourselves’ Deep-Rooted Knowledge

By Sydney Akridge, Indian Country Today. -

Cheryl Morales started the medicinal garden at the Aaniiih Nakoda College’s demonstration farm in 2010 with only four plants: yarrow, echinacea, plantain and liquorice root. After 10 years, the [...]

Coronavirus May Accelerate The Demise Of Rural America

By Olugbenga Ajilore, Inside Source. -

Over the last two months the coronavirus pandemic has brought nation’s largest, and most powerful cities to their knees. But as curves show signs of flattening in many urban areas, and [...]

World Leaders, Without US, Pledge $8 Billion To Fight COVID-19

By Robbin Emmott and Francesco Guarascio, Reuters. -

Brussels - World leaders and organisations pledged $8 billion to research, manufacture and distribute a possible vaccine and treatments for COVID-19 on Monday, but the United States refused to [...]

Coronavirus: Scientific Realities Vs. Economic Fallacies

By Georgi Marinov, LeftEast. -

With the start of the second month of coronavirus quarantine, the issue of when and how life, and most of all, the economy will be able to return to “normal” is becoming more serious. This is [...]

What History Can Tell Us About Today’s Coronavirus Pandemic

By Veronika Hachenbroch, Spiegel.de. -

All too often, this is the fate of Cassandra. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the U.S., explained the situation graphically in 2006:  If [...]

Now Isn’t The Time To Push For Nuclear Modernization

By William D. Hartung, Defense News. -

If the new coronavirus pandemic has taught us one thing, it is that we need to rethink what we need to do to keep America safe. That’s why Secretary of Defense Mark Esper’s recent tweet calling [...]

Healthcare Workers Block Denver ‘Reopen Protest’

By Nick Visser, Huffpost. -

As tensions continue to boil over amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has placed large swaths of the nation at a standstill, a small group of health care workers blocked hundreds of [...]

Contrasting Health Systems

By Pasqualina Curcio Curcio, Ultimas Noticias, translation Resumen Latinoamericano, North America bureau. -

In the catalog of health provision and financing systems, we find a wide range, from the most private to the public and free of charge. There are systems whose provision and financing [...]

Vital Healthcare Workers Face Massive Layoffs

By Sara Flounders, Workers.org. -

Health care workers are suddenly facing the largest layoffs and pay cuts in three decades.  These workers are being justifiably lauded as the frontline of defense in a global pandemic. But [...]

COVID-19 And Deadly Health Care For Black People

By Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report. -

When black people need medical care they are caught between the devil and the deep blue sea. The ferocity of anti-black racism is such that even an effort to spare one’s life can still end in [...]