Most States Have Cut Back Public Health Powers Amid Pandemic

By Lauren Weber And Anna Maria Barry-Jester, Associated Press. -

Republican legislators in more than half of U.S. states, spurred on by voters angry about lockdowns and mask mandates, are taking away the powers that state and local officials use to protect the [...]

Learn From The East – A Major Lesson Of The Pandemic.

By John V. Walsh, Popular Resistance. -

The world is now in the throes of another wave of Covid-19, with another surge in infections, sickness and deaths, this time due to the more infectious and apparently more lethal Delta [...]

The Vaccine Must Be A Common Good For Humanity

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

Nearly three million people have reportedly been killed by the novel coronavirus (SAR-CoV-2) and upwards of 128 million people have been infected by the virus, many with long-lasting health [...]

All Health Is Public Health

By Tinashe Goronga, Dana Brown and Siddhartha Mehta, Progressive International. -

For decades, we have been sold a myth of private health. It is a myth that our health is largely a product of individual choices and personal responsibilities. It is a myth that our healthcare is [...]

Iowa Is What Happens When Government Does Nothing

By Elaine Godfrey, The Atlantic. -

Iowa City, IA — Nick Klein knew the man wasn’t going to make it through the night. So the 31-year-old nurse at the University of Iowa ICU put on his gown, his gloves, his mask, and his face [...]

To Solve The COVID19 Crisis, Biden Must Put People Over Profits

By Margaret Flowers, Truthout. -

As infectious disease experts had warned over the summer, the fall brought another rise in COVID-19 cases in the United States. It is a third surge in what is still the first wave as the number [...]

States With Few Coronavirus Restrictions Are Spreading The Virus

By David Armstrong, ProPublica. -

For months after Washington state imposed one of the earliest and strictest COVID-19 lockdowns in March, Jim Gilliard didn’t stray far from his modular home near Waitts Lake, 45 miles north of [...]

Public Health Council Unanimously Passes Motion Opposing Biomass Plant

By Springfield Climate Justice Coalition, Popular Resistance. -

The Public Health Council of Springfield on Saturday, November 21, sent a letter to the chairs of the House-Senate Climate Change Conference requesting that there be no incentives written into [...]

The AMA Officially Recognized Racism As A Public-Health Threat

By Bill Bostock and Anna Medaris Miller, Business Insider. -

The American Medical Association has officially defined racism as a public health threat that has created substantial health inequality. Racism, both systemic and structural, has [...]

The Enraging Deja Vu Of A Third Coronavirus Wave

By Caroline Chen, ProPublica. -

As a health reporter covering the pandemic, I’ve experienced too many moments of deja vu. This summer, as the virus swept through the South, news footage of overwhelmed hospitals in Houston [...]

Hurricane Eta: Nicaragua Prioritizes Saving And Improving Lives

By Nan McCurdy, The Alliance for Global Justice. -

How is it that there were only two lives lost during a level 4 Hurricane that affected Nicaragua beginning Nov. 2 on the Caribbean Coast? Nicaragua is constantly preparing and training people to [...]

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, -

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 [...]