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Tag Archives: Global Health

Right wing media figures and Republican elected officials could save lives and prevent illness by championing COVID vaccines

Excerpt: There's an opportunity right now to save a lot of lives from being unjustly taken by a deadly virus. A really big opportunity.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Healthcare, World Commmunity
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From chaos to coherence: President Joe Biden’s worldview comes into focus

Excerpt: When he says that he is fighting to save our democracy against all threats, foreign and domestic, natural or manmade, believe him. This is a politician who means what he says and says what he means. That’s what coherence sounds like.
Written by:Gael Tarleton
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Biden-Harris administration says yes to suspending patents on coronavirus vaccines

Excerpt: The United States has decided to join most of the world community in endorsing a policy of suspending patents on coronavirus vaccines, in a win for global health.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, World Commmunity
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Equity, climate justice, and public health go hand in hand, Netroots Nation panelists say

Excerpt: The world is grappling with a novel coronavirus pandemic while climate damage grows ever worse. Netroots Nation 2020 decided to explore how systemic inequality defines both fights.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Events, Our Environment, World Commmunity
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COVID-19 Update: Food, transparency, and the fallout in our hardest hit communities

Excerpt: Food processing facilities remain a primary coronavirus outbreak nexus. We look at the fallout in that industry and highlight two areas within the Pacific Northwest hard hit by the pandemic in this installment of COVID-19 Update.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Categories:Healthcare, Series & Special Reports, World Commmunity
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COVID-19 Update: Food, fraud, the homeless, strikes, the courts and miscalculations

Excerpt: In Washington, food processing plants are becoming hotspots for both disease and dissatisfaction, Oregon's Supreme Court has told a circuit court judge to explain at length why he thinks Governor Brown overstepped her authority, and Idaho is implementing a new plan for testing and tracking.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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The Pandemic is Personal: Ed Hodapp on staying at home in America’s wealthiest city

Excerpt: A Sammamish resident discusses what it's like to live with two other people who are also at higher than average risk from COVID-19 under one roof.
Written by:Ed Hodapp
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Healthcare, Series & Special Reports, World Commmunity
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COVID-19 Update: Illegal openings, legal confusion and questionable tests

Excerpt: Two gyms were given cease and desist orders in Washington State, while Oregon's stay at home order is under review by the state's Supreme Court, and a test used in Eastern Idaho is being questioned as to its accuracy.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Laborers fight for safe working conditions while the media chases right wing protesters

Excerpt: While big media has focused on protests organized by covidiots, one hundred and ninety worker actions resulting from refusing to be victims of COVID-19 are largely ignored.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Healthcare, World Commmunity
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COVID-19 Update: New mask requirements, threats, lawsuits, and antibody tests

Excerpt: King County has announced new mask-wearing requirements, while the religious right in Oregon has joined militant Republicans in Washington in launching legal maneuvers against stay at home orders.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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The Pandemic is Personal: Sedro-Woolley’s Germaine Kornegay on small town resilience

Excerpt: One of Skagit County's local elected officials writes about what it's like to live in a rural community during a time of great stress and hardship.
Written by:Germaine Kornegay
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COVID-19 Update: Elected officials call for testing, tracing, and mitigation

Excerpt: Both Governors of Washington and Oregon have extended their stay at home orders, and both have unveiled plans for reopening their states in conjunction with plans for testing, tracing and mitigation.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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The Pandemic is Personal: David Johnson of NPI on rooming during a public health crisis

Excerpt: NPI's Literary Advocate writes about what it's like to live with housemates during the worst public health emergency the United States has seen in decades.
Written by:David A Johnson
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COVID-19 Update: Different paths towards reopening in the Pacific Northwest

Excerpt: Cascadia's U.S. states are starting to lift restrictions associated with their Stay Home, Stay Healthy orders, but at different speeds.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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