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Volunteer Quits Moderna Vaccine Trial Over 'Ruthless Corporate Profit-Making'

"Science for outrageous profit that costs people their lives is not noble. That is why I can no longer in good conscience be part of Moderna's trials."

Brett Wilkins ·


'Huge Increase' in Child Poverty Feared as Tax Credit Expires Amid Omicron Wave

"The pandemic isn't over—the relief to withstand it shouldn't stop," said Rep. Pramila Jayapal.

Jake Johnson ·


Teachers Unions Call for Remote Learning, Increased Safety Measures as Covid Surges

"We want to be in our buildings educating our students—but we have a right to rigorous layered mitigation that ensures that we’re also not sacrificing our lives for our livelihoods," said one union president.

Julia Conley ·


Expect an 'Unprecedented Number of Social Disruptions' Amid Omicron Surge: Health Experts

With infections spreading like wildfire and pediatric hospitalizations for Covid-19 at an all-time high, U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona admitted that there will be "bumps in the road" as schools attempt to reopen this week.

Kenny Stancil ·


Twitter Permanently Bans Marjorie Taylor Greene's Personal Account Over Deadly Covid Disinformation

The Georgia Republican, however, can still access and tweet from her official congressional account.

Kenny Stancil ·


2021 Was a Year of Failed Political Leadership

If 2022 is to be any better, political leaders must understand that governance without love for the people it oversees is vulnerable to tyranny and failure.

Nanjala Nyabola ·


NYC Officials Denounced for Holding New Year's Celebration Amid Omicron Surge

"This is a potential superspreader event," said one public health expert.

Julia Conley ·


Campaign Urges Biden Admin to Mail 'Continuous' Supply of Masks, Tests to All US Households

Public health experts and advocates are calling on the federal government to deliver "free rapid at-home tests and N95-quality masks to every household in America twice a month through May 2022."

Jake Johnson ·


Top 3 Pieces of Good News in 2021—Because Optimists Are the Problem Solvers

Here are some good news stories to offset the panic rained down on us by our television sets.

Juan Cole ·


Union Head Rejects CDC Covid Guidelines That Put 'Corporate Interests' Over Pilot Safety

"No pilot should feel pressured to fly before they are medically fit to do so. Period."

Julia Conley ·

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