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Public Health Experts Raise Alarm Amid Capitol Hill Covid-19 Outbreak

The federal government's messaging on Covid-19 community levels may be giving the public a false sense of confidence, one doctor cautioned, calling for public masking when cases are surging.

Julia Conley ·


Drop in Life Expectancy 'Speaks Volumes' About How US Handled Covid: Expert

"While other high-income countries saw their life expectancy increase in 2021, recovering about half of their losses, U.S. life expectancy continued to fall," said Dr. Steven Woolf, co-author of the new study.

Jessica Corbett ·


Poverty: The Pre-Condition Underlying Covid-19 Mortality

If the nation had paid attention to the widespread poverty that preceded the pandemic, thousands of deaths might have been prevented.

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II ·


'Next Step: Cancel It,' Biden Urged After Extending Student Loan Repayment Pause

"Now is the time to finish the job and cancel student debt," implored the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

Brett Wilkins ·


GOP Threatens to Tank Covid Funding in Bid to Preserve Trump Immigration Policy

Democrats accused Senate Republicans of holding key coronavirus aid "hostage" in an effort to protect Title 42, a Trump-era migrant expulsion order that rights groups have condemned as inhumane.

Jake Johnson ·


As Global Food Crisis Looms, Groups Blast Proposed $1.65 Billion USDA Cut

"Why would Congress take funding back from programs that keep people fed when we're on the brink of an international food shortage?"

Brett Wilkins ·


New Analysis Details 'Master Class in War Profiteering' by US Oil Giants

"Oil and gas companies are feeding off humanitarian disaster and consumer suffering in order to reward Wall Street," said Lukas Ross at Friends of the Earth.

Jessica Corbett ·


Aid Groups Warn 'More Variants Will Emerge' If Congress Kills Global Covid Funds

"This package would send the signal that Congress has not only turned its back on the rest of the world, but it risked the safety and security of the American people," a humanitarian coalition said in a statement.

Jake Johnson ·


'A Victory for the Virus': Congress Cuts New Global Covid Aid to $0

"Zero for global Covid equals many needless deaths in poor countries—and heightened risk of new variants," said one campaigner.

Jake Johnson ·


'A Poor People's Pandemic': Poorest US Counties Suffered Twice the Covid Deaths of Richest

"The neglect of poor and low-wealth people in this country during a pandemic is immoral, shocking, and unjust," said Rev. Dr. William Barber II in response to the new report.

Jake Johnson ·

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