COVID-19 Cases Among Health Care Workers Under-Reported

By Kristian Hernandez, Fort Worth Star Telegram. -

Fiana Tulip spent the last 10 weeks trying to figure out how her mother, a health care worker in Dallas, contracted and died of COVID-19. Isabelle Papadimitriou, 64, was a respiratory [...]

During COVID-19, The Risk To Health Care Workers Has Never Been Greater

By Sam Pizzigati, Inequality. -

If you happen to provide health care services to actual Covid-19 patients — as a nurse or a doctor, an orderly or a physician’s assistant — this has been the year from hell. Amid the worst [...]

Nobody Accurately Tracks Health Care Workers Lost To COVID-19

By Nina Martin, ProPublica. -

Anesthesiologist Claire Rezba, scrolling through the news on her phone, was dismayed. “I felt like her sacrifice was really great and her child’s sacrifice was really great, and she was just this [...]

Humanity Protests Against The Crimes Of Death

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

On 23 July, World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced that the world now has 15 million people infected by COVID-19. ‘The pandemic has disrupted [...]

Nurse Strike Wave Grows

By Mike Elk, Payday Report. -

As the country undergoes a severe surge of COVID cases, many hospitals are still short of PPE. Nurses across the country went on strike this week demanding these vital protections.  This week, [...]

#WhiteCoatsForBlackLives Wants Racial Justice In Medicine

By Kim Brown, The Real News. -

In the weeks since the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, there have been daily sustained protests across the country advocating for the equality and liberation of vulnerable and marginalized [...]

Cops Out Of Our Unions And Hospitals

By Socialist Healthcare Workers, Left Voice. -

Over the last few weeks, thousands have spilled onto the streets, joining Black youth who rose up in response to the savage murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and [...]

Health Workers March To Expose Racism As A Health Crisis

By Hannah Weinberger, Crosscut. -

Seattle, WA - Dr. Nkeirika Banda’s phone was vibrating. “I’m scared to check it,” said the HealthPoint family medicine resident. Her mom, who lives in Zambia, is a worrier — and Banda had just [...]

Health Is A Political Choice

By The Tricontinental. -

In the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), Article 25 offers an expanded vision of what it could mean to be a human being. Human beings, it notes, have ‘the right to a [...]

Healthcare Workers: From ‘Heroes’ To Targets Of Police Repression

By Take Back the Bronx and FTP4 Medics, Left Voice. -

We healthcare workers were arrested and prevented from assessing many protesters with serious injuries who were cuffed on the ground crying for help, some visibly bleeding. Police informed us [...]

Medical Workers Die-In To Protest Police Brutality

By Ben Verde, Brooklyn Paper. -

New York - Hundreds of medical workers at SUNY Downstate staged a die-in on Thursday to protest police brutality and the health disparities that affect black Americans.  Emergency medical [...]

Public Health Experts Say Pandemic Is Why Protests Must Continue

By Shannon Palus, Slate.com. -

There has been a lot of concern on how the protests over the past several days may produce a wave of coronavirus cases. This discussion is often framed as though the pandemic and protests in [...]

Why The Neoliberal Agenda Is A Failure At Fighting Coronavirus

By Richard D. Wolff, Brave New Europe. -

The utter failure of private capitalism to prepare for the coronavirus should have surprised no one. Private capitalism, as business school graduates repeat, focuses on profit. The “profit [...]

Health Care Workers Call On Labor Movement To Take Action

As health care workers, we condemn the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers as an act of racist violence. We condemn the murder of Breonna Taylor by Louisville police officers as [...]

40 Million Health Workers Endorse Green Recovery

By Olivia Rosane, Ecowatch. -

More than 40 million doctors and nurses are in, and they are prescribing a green recovery from the economic devastation caused by the new coronavirus. More than 350 health organizations [...]

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