500+ Academics Call for End to Climate Research Funded by Fossil Fuel Industry

The letter likens accepting climate-related research funding from fossil fuel firms to taking Big Tobacco money to fund public health research.”Already, numerous public health and research institutions reject tobacco money due to the industry’s extensive record of spreading disinformation around the public health consequences of its products,” the letter states. “Today, the fossil fuel industry has employed disinformation tactics from the same playbook, working to sow doubt about climate science, silence industry critics, and stall climate action.”

Source: 500+ Academics Call for End to Climate Research Funded by Fossil Fuel Industry

A Texas Team Comes Up With a Covid Vaccine that Could Be a Global Game Changer 

A vaccine authorized in December for use in India may help solve one of the most vexing problems in global public health: How to supply lower-income countries with a COVID-19 vaccine that is safe, effective and affordable.The vaccine is called CORBEVAX. It uses old but proven vaccine technology and can be manufactured far more easily than most, if not all, of the COVID-19 vaccines in use today.

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Critique of “Leftwing” Antivax Disinformation: Antivaxxers of All Stripes Pose a Serious Threat to Public Health – Against the Current

Yes, the vaccines work? credit: Viacheslav Lopatin/Sutterstock IN THE UNITED STATES, most of the Covid antivax agitation comes from rightwing sources. It is dangerous and reprehensible because it t…

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Climate Change is a Public Health Emergency 

The recent UN report on climate change alerts the world to the dramatic consequences to the environment that increasing global warming trends in our planet pose for our survival. One of these negative consequences is on people’s health, particularly in developing countries that don’t have the financial resources to deal with them. According to the More

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