All Views Articles for 2020-03-25

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Avoiding the doctor for fear of the cost is bad in the best of times, disastrous in a crisis like COVID-19, and unheard of in places with single-payer care. (Photo: Shutterstock) Ashar Foley
Coronavirus Proves It: We Need Medicare For All
Health care rationing isn’t what awaits us in a single-payer system. It’s happening now in our failed for-profit system.
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We not only need a new healthcare system, but a new economic system that values life over profit. (Photo: Eniola Odetunde/Axios. Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images) Mike Pappas
Healthcare Workers Are At War, But Trump Isn’t on Our Side
NYC physician gave this speech about the war against the coronavirus and the ongoing war against for-profit health care, Trump and capitalism itself. The coronavirus pandemic is magnifying capitalism’s complete inability to foster overall health and well being. We don’t just need a new healthcare...
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Alex Lawson
Don't Let Big Pharma Make a Killing by Profiteering Off COVID-19 Treatments
These treatments should be available to everyone who needs them at no cost.
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Claudia Lefko and Faiza Al-Araji, Amman Jordan 2012. (Photo: Courtesy of author) Claudia Lefko
Remembering the Days of the Invasion: Iraq 2003
Iraqi families were divided and separated around the world.
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 If there ARE future generations, when your children’s children look back and ask, when the planet was threatened, what did you do?  What will you say? It’s about us, ALL of US!  #NotMeUs (Photo: UM Women/cc/flickr) Robert Dodge
Coronavirus and Our Existential Threats This Presidential Season
Pandemics, climate change, nuclear war, existential threats: the new abnormal; our sentinel moment.
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We are gaining an enhanced awareness of what it means to be a global citizen while also living a little closer to home. (Photo: iStock/sv_sunny) Debi Smith
Reevaluating Our Priorities
This crisis has illustrated, so clearly and painfully, some of the many weak spots in the fabric of our society that Bernie Sanders has spent a lifetime and two presidential candidacies passionately trying to focus our attention on.
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Venezuelan doctors conducting a COVID-19 house visit. (Photo: Courtesy of @OrlenysOV) Leonardo Flores
Venezuela’s Coronavirus Response Might Surprise You
Why is Venezuela doing so much better than its neighbors in the region?
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Great military and economic power does not guarantee a country’s happiness. (Photo: U.S. Army/flickr/cc) Lawrence Wittner
The World’s Major Military and Economic Powers Find Happiness Elusive
Perhaps it’s time for the citizens of the "great powers" to ask themselves if they are truly benefiting from the much-vaunted military and economic strength of their nations.
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Key to keeping the death toll down for those with virulent infections is the availability of mechanical ventilators, machines that help people breathe when their lungs can't breathe on their own. (Image: Screengrab/CBC) Thomas Neuburger
A Low-Cost Ventilator Could Be Available Next Year. But Will It?
There's quite a lot to write about coronavirus. There's the coming need for hospital beds (" These Places Could Run Out of Hospital Beds as Coronavirus Spreads "), the need for parts for ventilators...
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