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Disability Rights Advocates Condemn CDC Director's 'Abhorrent' Comments on Covid-19 Deaths

"Messages from the head of the CDC must convey that all lives are valuable, and the loss of any life from Covid-19, whether it is the life of a person with a disability, an older adult, or a 32-year-old with no known disabilities, is a tragedy."

Julia Conley ·


'What About the General Public?': Members of Congress to Get KN95 Masks Amid Omicron Wave

"This is so grotesque," said epidemiologist Gregg Gonsalves. "Members of Congress (and White House staff) have full access to good masks (and I bet tests too!). The little people—meaning the rest of us—are on our own."

Jake Johnson ·


Activism Will Be Key to Overcoming the Covid-19 Crisis

It is only through bold action by political leaders that the Covid-19 crisis will be ended. It is only through people's organizing that we'll make leaders take that bold action.

Ben Phillips ·


Not One—But Two—Lawyers Who Argued Against Covid Safety Rules Before Supreme Court... Had Covid

"This irony illustrates a fundamental inequity that is so normalized it is essentially invisible: Powerful people can choose to work safely, while vulnerable workers must continue to risk their lives to make a living."

Julia Conley ·


Right-Wing Justices Appear Poised to Kill Biden Vaccine Rules Despite Raging Omicron

"Courts are not politically accountable," said liberal Justice Elena Kagan. "Courts have no epidemiological expertise. Why in the world would courts decide this question?"

Kenny Stancil ·


If Biden Doesn't Act Quickly, Millions Could Lose Medicaid as Omicron Surges

"Make no mistake: kicking people out of Medicaid will kill many," warned Dr. Adam Gaffney, a public health advocate.

Jake Johnson ·


To End 'Variant Whack-a-Mole,' Study Says World Needs 22 Billion More mRNA Vaccine Doses

"It's crucial that we scale up global access to the most effective vaccines we have access to."

Jake Johnson ·


Chicago Teachers Rebuke 'Incompetent' Mayor Lightfoot as Lockout Continues for Second Day

"We are between a rock and a hard place—the rock being the pandemic, the hard place being an intractable, incompetent mayor," said one Chicago Teachers Union officer.

Julia Conley ·


Vaxxed or Unvaxxed: Who Should Get the Last Bed Hospital Bed?

When both a vaccinated and an unvaccinated patient with COVID-19 need the last available bed in a hospital’s intensive care unit, the vaccinated patient should get it. Those who view vaccination as a "personal choice" need to bear personal responsibility for choosing to place others' lives at risk.

Peter Singer ·


AFL-CIO, Nurses Unions Demand Permanent OSHA Covid-19 Safety Standard

"Going to work should not mean putting your life and the lives of your loved ones in danger," says the head of National Nurses United.

Jessica Corbett ·

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