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Covid-19

 

'A Transformative, Hopeful Event': Under Pressure, Biden Backs Covid-19 Vaccine Patent Waiver

"This has a real potential to help save lives, strengthen the economy, improve international relations, and eventually end this awful pandemic."

Jessica Corbett ·



As Dow Jones Drops Record 2,000 Points on Coronavirus, Progressives Say Response Should Focus 'On Helping Working People'

"The folks who suffer most in a market crash are not the traders on Wall Street," said Rep. Ilhan Omar. "It is ordinary people losing their jobs, getting their pay cut, or losing their pensions."

Eoin Higgins ·


Will Biden's Trade Policy Record Come Back to Haunt Him in Midwest?

"I helped lead the opposition to these agreements, Joe Biden supported those agreements," said Sen. Bernie Sanders. "And that is a fundamental difference about our approach toward the trade union movement and towards the needs of working people."

Andrea Germanos ·


Looming Coronavirus Threat in US Bolsters Case for Medicare for All and Universal Paid Sick Leave

"Doubters may claim that our nation can't afford Medicare for All, but it's increasingly likely that we are about to discover just how costly our current system really is."

Julia Conley ·


Fed Rate Hikes Won't Tackle the Corporate Profiteering Behind Inflation, Experts Tell Congress

"Big corporations are getting away with pushing up prices to fatten their profit margins, and families are quite literally paying the price," said one economist. "It's time to rein them in."

Kenny Stancil ·


Number of Ultrarich Hits All-Time High as Someone Dies From Hunger Every 4 Seconds

"Those with the power and money to change this must come together to better respond to current crises and prevent and prepare for future ones," a coalition of charities asserted.

Brett Wilkins ·


Biden Rebuked for Claiming 'Pandemic Is Over' as Hundreds Die of Covid Each Day in US

"What's ending here is political commitment and funding, not cases or deaths," said one medical anthropologist.

Kenny Stancil ·


Railway Workers Fight Shows Need for Paid Sick and Family Leave, Says Economist

"It staggers the imagination that in September 2022 the workers who keep the trains running did not have even one sick day to care for themselves."

Brett Wilkins ·


Covid-19 and 9/11: Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Cares

Washington must address the ongoing Covid crisis now.

Richard Eskow ·

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