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Covid response one of UK’s worst ever public health failures
Britain’s early handling of the coronavirus pandemic was one of the worst public health failures in UK history, with ministers and scientists taking a “fatalistic” approach that exacerbated the death toll, a landmark inquiry has found. ...[Read more]
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Merck Sells Federally Financed Covid Pill to U.S. for 40 Times What It Costs to Make
The Covid-19 treatment molnupiravir was developed using funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense. ...[Read more]
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Republicans warned their self-destructive COVID behavior is ‘killing off their voter base’
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 75% of U.S.-based adults have been at least partially vaccinated for COVID-19. But vaccination rates can vary considerably from one state to another. The Mayo Clinic reports that rates for at le ...[Read more]
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How COVID is changing Trump country
Alabama's population is dwindling for the first time in state's history as a result of COVID-19's deadly spread throughout its residents. "Our state literally shrunk in 2020, based on the numbers that we have managed to put together, and actually by quit ...[Read more]
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Dangerous transmissions: anti-vax radio shows reach millions in US while stars die of Covid
Media watchdogs suggest that some basic level of responsibility to the public should be required to keep a broadcast license ...[Read more]
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COVID Has Now Claimed More Lives Than the 1918 Flu Pandemic in the US
Simple mitigation measures like wearing masks as recommended by the CDC could have saved hundreds of thousands of lives. ...[Read more]
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Big Pharma Greed ‘Literally Killing Americans,’ Sanders Says Outside Drug Lobby HQ
"How many people need to die, how many people need to get unnecessarily sicker, before Congress is prepared to take on the greed of the prescription drug industry?" ...[Read more]
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‘An Atrocity’: Poor Go Without as Rich Nations Set to Let 100 Million Covid Vaccines Rot
"Poorer countries shouldn't have to wait until our doses are about to expire to vaccinate their populations." ...[Read more]
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Auckland to remain in strict lockdown as New Zealand battles mystery Covid cases
New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland, will remain under a strict lockdown for at least another week, prime minister Jacinda Ardern has announced, as the country battles to stamp out an outbreak of the highly infectious Delta variant...While its overall ...[Read more]
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Global Poor ‘Facing Life or Death’ as Rich Nations Block Vaccine Patent Waiver
Poor nations "can no longer rely merely on charitable or voluntary measures dictated by only a small number of high-income countries and the pharmaceutical industry," said one public health campaigner. ...[Read more]
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Nearly 300% more Covid patients in US hospitals at weekend than a year ago
The number of Covid-19 patients in hospitals across the US this Labor Day weekend was nearly 300% higher than this time last year, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The average number of deaths was over 86% higher than the same period last ...[Read more]
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