Forget culture wars: the Covid inquiry is a stark reminder of what government is really about | Zoe Williams | The Guardian

Neither Covid nor life after it, including the hundreds of thousands missing from the workforce, are comprehensible without looking squarely at what austerity has done to society. Even if the Conservatives hadn’t kept the NHS on a shoestring, even if we hadn’t had half the ICU capacity of Italy and France, the decisive factor would still have been this simple thing that we knew all along: the belt-tightening that Cameron sold as blitz spirit, andContinue…

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A New Accounting of COVID-19’s True Death Toll | Time

The Real Death Toll of Covid 19

More than 6 million people have died from COVID-19 worldwide, according to official counts. But the more comprehensive toll, tallying deaths directly or indirectly attributable to COVID-19, may be three times higher, according to a new study published in the Lancet.“We can confidently say that the pandemic has killed an extra 18.2 million people,” says Dr. Chris Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics at the University of Washington and a co-author of theContinue…

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COVID-19: African Americans & Health Disparities | The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Why does COVID-19 impact the Black community with such force here in the United States?

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began earlier this year, one thing has become abundantly clear: the coronavirus impacts the African American community at a disproportionate rate when compared with other populations.To help make sense of why this continues to be the case, The Wright has partnered with Detroit Public Television to present a new virtual series (sponsored, in part, by our friends at AARP Michigan) about the historical, political, and social factors intensifying the impact ofContinue…

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100 years and counting of mask wearing in Japan | Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

Gradually, the practice of mask-wearing became less dependent on a specific pandemic threat and premised more on an individual duty to protect one’s family, community and country, which demanded sustained engagement. It was not surprising then that public campaigns also built upon themes that integrated family and work life. On the one hand, mask-wearing came to symbolise the love and care in people’s relations with their family members. Source: 100 years and counting of maskContinue…

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The African roots of inoculation in America

Truth About Vaccination

Onesimus was an African man who was instrumental in the mitigation of the impact of a smallpox outbreak in Boston, Massachusetts. Don’t listen to the “white” supremacists and their agents. Vaccination is natural African medicine.    

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