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Don't Let Pharma Make Us Pay Twice For COVID-19 Treatments

Don't Let Pharma Make Us Pay Twice For COVID-19 Treatments

Photo credit: Tony Webster / flickr / cc Editor's update: After Public Citizen, People's Action and 50 other groups demanded Gilead Pharmaceuticals end its claim of "orphan drug" status for remdesivir, a potential treatment for COVID-19, Gilead has asked the FDA to...

OSHA Needs A Prescription for Safety Now

OSHA Needs A Prescription for Safety Now

Photo credit: Airman 1st Class Collin Schmidt, U.S. Air Force, cc Kimberly Delbrune-Mitter, a cardiac nurse, cares deeply about her patients and remains steadfast in her desire to help them, even as COVID-19 spreads across America. What plagues her about the new...

Coronavirus Needs a Movement to Respond

Coronavirus Needs a Movement to Respond

ACT UP rally, May 21, 1999. Photo credit: NIH History Office There are times in history when sudden events — natural disasters, economic collapses, pandemics, wars, famines — change everything. They change politics, they change economics and they change public opinion...

Feds Must Order Companies To Make Medical Supplies Now

Feds Must Order Companies To Make Medical Supplies Now

Within two weeks after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, American auto factories were already converting to make tanks instead of cars. The government needs to treat the Covid-19 pandemic like a war - except the enemy is an invisible virus rather than a foreign...

Coronavirus Prevention That Works For Working People

Coronavirus Prevention That Works For Working People

Photo credit: United Workers / flickr / cc America isn’t ready for coronavirus. In the last 24 hours, millions of school children across the country have been told to stay home for two weeks, or even longer. This is an important public health step to stop the spread,...

The Coronavirus Is A Wake-Up Call For Climate Change

The Coronavirus Is A Wake-Up Call For Climate Change

In the short time since the COVID-19 virus was discovered and made public in Wuhan, a city of 11 million in central China, this new strain of coronavirus - a family of pathogens that includes the common cold, as well as more deadly strains like SARS and MERS - has...

Joe Biden Has Tried To Cut Social Security For 40 Years

Joe Biden Has Tried To Cut Social Security For 40 Years

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore / flickr / cc Recently, a newsletter from the Bernie Sanders campaign laid out Joe Biden’s long record of supporting cuts to Social Security. The website PolitiFact weighed in on one part of that record, a speech Biden gave in 2018 in which...

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