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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 ·


Bernie Sanders to Hold Coast-to-Coast Town Hall With Nation's Striking Workers

"At a time of massive income and wealth inequality working people, with great courage, are standing together against corporate greed," said Sanders. "Their struggle is our collective struggle."

Kenny Stancil ·


New Covid Variant in France the Predictable 'Outcome of Vaccine Apartheid': Experts

By letting vaccine apartheid persist, said one expert, "we are playing whack-a-mole with variants—and the virus is winning."

Julia Conley ·


'Can't Afford' Build Back Better? US Billionaires Saw $1 Trillion Wealth Boom in 2021 Alone

A new analysis shows that Sen. Ron Wyden's proposed tax on billionaires "would be more than enough to cover the expansion of the child tax credit in the Build Back Better Act."

Jake Johnson ·


'Pandemic Profiteering, Plain and Simple': Walmart and Kroger Hike Prices for Covid Tests

"Companies will not simply decide to take less of a profit during a health crisis unless we make them."

Jake Johnson ·

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