Advice That Kills

why over 60 million Americans who are eligible to be vaccinated are still refusing — including hospital workers in some parts of the country.Everybody treats it like it’s a confounding question with no easy answer. The actual answer, though, is pretty straightforward: the psychopaths running the rightwing media ecosystem dominated by Fox “News” and social media, and echoed by 1500 radio stations across the country, have decided people dying and being disabled is both profitable and politically advantageous to them.

Source: Advice That Kills – CounterPunch.org

The Preventable Horrors of the Pandemic and the Short Case for Open Research 

In general, and in a global health emergency in particular we should be looking to share technology as widely as possible, not locking it up behind patent monopolies and other protections. A worldwide pandemic should have been an occasion for the world’s scientists, including those from China and Russia, to work collectively to confront a common problem.The cost has not just been borne by the developing world. By allowing the pandemic to spread largely unchecked in the developing world, we gave it the opportunity to mutate into more vaccine resistant forms that will continue to reverberate in the months and years to come. The Delta variant developed in India last December

Source: The Preventable Horrors of the Pandemic and the Short Case for Open Research – CounterPunch.org

U.S. Covid death toll hits 700,000: A massacre by the capitalist system | MR Online

The United States marked a grim milestone Oct. 1 as the 700,000th death from COVID-19 was officially registered. Since January of 2020 the United States has also counted over 43 million cases, the most of any country on the planet for both deaths and infections.

Source: U.S. Covid death toll hits 700,000: A massacre by the capitalist system | MR Online

Here’s why the media is ignoring the violent Republican crime wave that no one is talking about 

A teacher in California was attacked by a parent over masks. The same thing is playing out in schools across the country. A man was stabbed and a reporter assaulted in Los Angeles during a vaccine protest. An Iowa man was sentenced to a decade in prison over a mask fight. Medical workers are facing more violence and threats of violence. Same thing for flight attendants. (Airlines are now refusing to serve booze, because first-class passengers so often get belligerent.) Elected office holders are receiving record numbers of death threats. A woman attacked a laundry worker in New York City over a request to wear a mask. Employees everywhere are being assaulted for doing their jobs.

Source: Here’s why the media is ignoring the violent Republican crime wave that no one is talking about – Alternet.org