Category: Social Policy

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George Monbiot: The Machine Stops

The government knowingly and deliberately de-prepared the UK, even as the pandemic began to bite

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Sam Pizzigati: The Inefficient and Incredibly Lucrative Chase for a Coronavirus Vaccine

Our hottest biotech firm hasn’t yet manufactured an antidote to Covid-19. The company has manufactured three billionaires

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Stephanie Woodard: Sioux Tribes Are Protecting Their People from Pandemic

The Governor Is Trying to Stop Them

Sam Biddle: Coronavirus Monitoring Bracelets Flood Market

Ready to Snitch on People Who Don’t Distance

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Patrick Cockburn: Governments are Using COVID-19 Crisis to Crush Free Speech

Great disasters shine a bright light on the incompetence and greed of the powers-that-be, exposing them for what they are. No wonder they see independent journalists as dangerous foes, “non-humans” to be silenced wherever possible

Gary Joad: Nearly 1.5 million health care workers laid off in pandemic-fueled jobs massacre

Hospitals and other medical facilities, guided by market forces, are closing or laying off large sections of their workforces

Danny Sjursen: The Coming of a Social-Distancing Version of War

The Future of Forever War, American-Style

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Dean Baker: The Sure Way to End Concerns About China’s “Theft” of a Vaccine: Make it Open

If China can in principle develop a vaccine more quickly if it has access to data from labs in the United States then it must also be the case that researchers in the United States could develop a vaccine more quickly if they had data from labs in China and elsewhere

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Ralph Nader: Donald Trump, Resign Now for America’s Sake

This is No Time for a Dangerous, Law-breaking, Bungling, Ignorant Ship Captain

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Noam Chomsky: Trump’s Disastrous Coronavirus Response

How did the United States — the richest country in the world — become the worldwide epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, with one person dying of COVID-19 every 47 seconds?

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