Tribes Defend Themselves Against A Pandemic

By Kalen Goodluck, High Country News. -

As COVID-19 numbers soared across the country this spring, tribal nations began closing their reservation boundaries to non-residents. The Cheyenne River Sioux and Oglala Sioux erected [...]

Let’s Talk About Racism And Health

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

The current uprising across the nation is a take-off moment for systemic racism in the United States. A take-off moment occurs when awareness about a crisis reaches a level of public [...]

Navajo Nation And White Mountain Apache Tribe Chase Down A Virus

By Kalen Goodluck, High Country News. -

On a mild morning in April at Arizona’s Whiteriver Indian Hospital, Dr. Ryan Close tested nasal swabs from two members of an eight-person household on the Fort Apache Reservation northwest of [...]

Reopening Schools: We Don’t Have To Descend Into COVID Hell

By Steve Miller, Rosemary Lee and E.B. Shaw, HamptonThink.org. -

With Corona virus cases spiking across the country, America is on the verge of forcing millions of people into extreme danger. Suddenly, everyone from CEOs, the President, state governors, and [...]

Testing And Medical Insurance: A Profitable Disaster

By Sara Founders, Workers.org. -

In the midst of a capitalist crash and an out-of-control health crisis, two mega-industries that bear a heavy burden of responsibility for the health disaster are reporting soaring profits. “The [...]

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 [...]