Racism Is A Public Health Crisis

By Christine Vestal, Pew Trusts. -

Being black is bad for your health. And pervasive racism is the cause. That’s the conclusion of multiple public health studies over more than three decades. “We do know that health inequities [...]

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 [...]

Pandemic Worsens, Resistance Will Follow

By John Clarke, Counterfire. -

Two recent developments in the US seem to capture just how the destructive, profit-driven irrationality of capitalism renders it incapable of effectively containing the present global pandemic. [...]

Homelessness In The COVID-19 Era

By Rajan Menon, Tom Dispatch. -

The novel SARS-CoV-2 has roared through the American landscape leaving physical, emotional, and economic devastation in its wake. By early July, known infections in this country exceeded three [...]

LA County OKs Coronavirus ‘Health Councils’ To Watch Worker Safety

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, July 21, approved a proposal to facilitate worker-led “health councils” to monitor business compliance with public health [...]

Investigation Into The Erosion Of Public Health

By The Associated Press and Kaiser Health News. -

Local and state public health departments in the United States work to ensure that people have healthy water to drink, their restaurants don’t serve contaminated food and outbreaks of infectious [...]

Global Experts Alarmed At Signs US Has ‘Given Up’ Fight To Stop COVID-19

By Julia Conley, Commondreams. -

Global public health experts are looking on in "alarm and disbelief" as the U.S. economy reopens even as Covid-19 case numbers continue to rise in a number of states, with President Donald Trump [...]

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 [...]

Study: Emergency COVID-19 Measures Prevented More Than 500 Million Infections

By Edward Lempinen, Berkeley News. -

“The last several months have been extraordinarily difficult, but through our individual sacrifices, people everywhere have each contributed to one of humanity’s greatest collective [...]

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 [...]

Protesting Racism Versus Risking COVID-19

By Bill Chappell, NPR. -

Mass protests that have erupted over police brutality toward black people in America are raising concerns about the risk of spreading the coronavirus. But some health experts, even as they urge [...]

Public Health, COVID-19 And Recovery

By Tim Anderson, AH Tribune. -

In all epidemics, there are some principles which determine how well communities and nations will respond, how long the crisis will last and how soon there will be recovery. We can already draw [...]

Universal SARS-CoV-2 Testing Is The Answer To Social Distancing

By Milton Packer, MedPage Today -

The U.S. has squandered its most important opportunity. Much of the nation implemented lockdowns or "stay-at-home" orders, which slowed the spread of the virus but had important social and [...]

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 [...]