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 [...]

We Don’t Have To Choose Between Our Health And The Economy

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

The United States is at a critical moment in the COVID-crisis. This week, the nation is likely to surpass 100,000 deaths and new hotspots in the south and midwest are developing. Forty-two states [...]

Pandemic: Protecting Public Health And The Right To Free Speech And Assembly

By Norman Siegel and Steven Hyman, -

New Yorkers are allowed and encouraged to go out in the street with masks and stay at least 6 feet apart, as long as it is to stand in line to go shopping or to sit in a park, but if they are [...]

Trump’s ‘Reopening’ Is A Red Herring

By Sarah Lazare, In These Times. -

When President Trump, Republican leaders, right-wing think tanks and billionaire CEOs aggressively push to send people back to work before the coronavirus is contained, this is not a “reopening.” [...]

To Re-Open Safely We Need A ‘Health Force’ Of Disease Detectives

By Sandy Smith-Nonini, PhD, Portside. -

Conservative governors are now openly at odds with epidemiologists as plans move ahead for more than half the states to loosen social distancing and permit many businesses to re-open this month [...]

Physicians Demonstrate Support For Targeted Health Department Director

By Jane Morice, -

Columbus, Ohio - The Physicians Action Network held a socially distanced demonstration Sunday at the Ohio Statehouse, showing their support for Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy [...]

A Federal Jobs Program For Contact Tracing

By Dayton Martindale, In These Times. -

As of last Thursday, 26.5 million Americans had filed for unemployment in a five-week span, as businesses not deemed essential are scaling back or shuttering entirely. Yet perhaps the most [...]

Farewell To The God Of Plague

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

Old diseases of plague and cholera have largely been overcome in China thanks to the improvement in the standard of living; but new ailments have arrived, and some of these have been devastating. [...]

Coronavirus Shakes The Conceit Of ‘American Exceptionalism’

By Calvin Woodward, AP News. -

Washington, DC - What if the real “invisible enemy” is the enemy from within — America’s very institutions? When the coronavirus pandemic came from distant lands to the United States, it was [...]

How China Broke The Chain Of Infection

By Vijay Prashad, Weiyan Zhu and Du Xiaojun, Independent Media Institute. -

On March 31, 2020, a group of scientists from around the world—from Oxford University to Beijing Normal University—published an important paper in Science. This paper—“An Investigation of [...]

The United States Is Where COVID-19 Deaths Are Being Under-reported

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

When the COVID-19 pandemic started, China responded quickly by reporting the novel disease to the World Health Organization and taking steps to identify and study the virus. Within a matter of [...]

Public Health Experts: Single-Payer Systems Coping With Coronavirus More Effectively Than For-Profit Model

By Jake Johnson, -

As the coronavirus pandemic places extraordinary strain on national healthcare systems around the world, public health experts are making the case that countries with universal single-payer [...]

No Need To Wait For Pandemics: The Public Health Case For Criminal Justice Reform

By Peter Wagner and Emily Widra, -

The United States incarcerates a greater share of its population than any other nation in the world, so it is urgent that policymakers think about how a viral pandemic would impact people in [...]