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A New Report Shows What Really Happened With China’s Coronavirus Response 15.5.2020 Mother Jones
As more Americans die each day in the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump has desperately tried to deflect blame for his anemic and inept response to the crisis. His blame-shifting crusade has landed on one big target: China. He and his political allies have tried mightily to depict the Chinese government as the villain of this […]
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House Democrats: ICE’s Failure to Take Coronavirus Seriously Is Killing People 15.5.2020 Mother Jones
On April 17, acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Matthew Albence told members of the House Oversight Committee that none of the people in ICE detention vulnerable to COVID-19 could be safely released. One week later, Carlos Ernesto Escobar Mejía, a medically vulnerable detainee falsely accused of domestic violence by ICE, arrived at the California […]
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How to Take Back a Congressional District During a Pandemic 14.5.2020 Mother Jones
Like Merrick Garland, who then-president Barack Obama nominated to serve on the Supreme Court, Pat Timmons-Goodson was the perfect appointee for the judicial position she did not receive. Her familiarity with North Carolina’s courts went back to 1981 when she began her three-decade legal career as an assistant district attorney in Cumberland County, home to […]
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A Honduran Man Has Died of COVID-19 After Leaving an ICE Jail Plagued by the Virus 14.5.2020 Mother Jones
On April 23, the staff of the Morrow County Jail in Gilead, Ohio, told immigration detainees that a feverish man they’d been sharing a crowded dorm with had tested positive for COVID-19. The next day, Immigration and Customs Enforcement abruptly released one of the men who’d potentially been exposed without testing him: Óscar López Acosta, a […]
He Was One of New York’s Most Famous Prisoners. Now He’s One of Its Oldest—and Most Vulnerable. 13.5.2020 Mother Jones
San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin was at home cooking on Saturday afternoon when his dad, David Gilbert, called from a prison in upstate New York. Boudin was glad to hear his father’s voice. But he was worried about his old man: Someone in the cell next to him had tested positive for the coronavirus. […]
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Anti-Vaxxers Have a Dangerous Theory Called “Natural Immunity.” Now It’s Going Mainstream 12.5.2020 Mother Jones
On April 26, two California physicians posted a video on YouTube about what they said was a potentially deadly side effect of social distancing: Our immune systems will get weaker because of lack of exposure to germs. They weren’t the only ones to make this argument. In a May 4 video, a controversial and outspoken […]
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Trump Says There’s Plenty of PPE. So Why Did This Union for Nurses Have to Find Its Own? 9.5.2020 Mother Jones
On Wednesday, President Trump held an event at the White House to salute nurses. But the gathering turned awkward when Sophia Adams, a nurse who heads the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, said that the supply of personal protective equipment for nurses during the coronavirus pandemic had been “sporadic.” Trump took issue with her statement […]
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There’s Never Been a More Urgent Moment to Build Black Americans’ Trust in the Medical System 8.5.2020 Mother Jones
On March 16, as Idris Elba announced to the world that he had tested positive for the coronavirus, the British actor suddenly became the most famous Black person on both sides of the pond to publicly disclose a positive status. But he didn’t stop with the disclosure; the next day he offered a stark warning: […]
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The Coronavirus Made a Mess of Abortion Access. What the Supreme Court Decides Next Month Could Be Worse. 7.5.2020 Mother Jones
While we didn’t plan for this interview to happen during a pandemic—yes, I know, I feel like I could say that with just about anything right now—it was actually good timing. Mary Ziegler, a Florida State University law professor, has spent her career studying the legal history of abortion, and just as her latest book, Abortion and the Law […]
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Rural Hospitals Were Already Hanging on by a Thread—Then Came COVID-19 4.5.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in High Country News and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. When the virus that causes COVID-19 began to spread in the Western US in March, medical centers started preparing. Hospitals cleared elective surgery schedules, stocked up on supplies and retrofitted facilities to care for patients with the […]
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New Programs Are Trying to Bolster the Emotional Well-Being of Stressed Health Workers 4.5.2020 Mother Jones
The meetings start with the ring of a bell, then breathing exercises. After that, faculty, nurses, and nursing students from Columbia University’s nursing school exchange stories from their experiences as part of the COVID-19 response, serving in hospitals at the epicenter of the outbreak. One nursing student describes being with another student at the bed […]
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Bush Calls for Political Unity to Fight Coronavirus. Naturally, Trump Complained About Impeachment. 3.5.2020 Mother Jones
Former President George W. Bush, in a rare message for the Call for Unity campaign, is urging Americans across the political spectrum to come together in order to fight the coronavirus pandemic. “In the final analysis, we are not partisan combatants,” Bush said in a video that premiered Saturday, as somber images of healthcare workers, […]
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One Thing the Pandemic Hasn’t Stopped: Aggressive Medical-Debt Collection 30.4.2020 Mother Jones
This story was published originally by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. Darcel Richardson knows she’s fortunate in one sense: She still has her job as a vocational counselor in Baltimore. […]
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As Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds Vietnam War, Kushner Calls Response a “Great Success Story” 29.4.2020 Mother Jones
The United States reached two grim milestones this week: more Americans have now been killed by the coronavirus than in the near two decades of US involvement in the Vietnam War. The number of infections blew through the one million mark, further cementing the country’s status as the world’s worst-hit by the outbreak. But in […]
How One Ex-Googler Managed to Buy Millions of PPE From China for US Hospitals 29.4.2020 Mother Jones
A few weeks ago, freelance photographer Ning Mosberger-Tang was running her foundation in Boulder, Colorado, which funds environmental issues. Now she has become a reluctant expert on the importing of personal protective equipment from China. Her experience illustrates the challenges that states and hospitals have faced in obtaining PPE—masks, gowns, and the rest—but also demonstrates […]
Science Has an Ugly, Complicated Dark Side. And the Coronavirus Is Bringing It Out. 29.4.2020 Mother Jones
Bad science is a lot like a virus. It starts small, but if it’s shared enough times, it can cause global disruption. You may remember a kerfuffle last month over whether it is safe to take ibuprofen to treat coronavirus symptoms. It is a prime example of how a series of unfortunate errors can lead to bad […]
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Medical Staffing Companies Cut Doctors’ Pay While Spending Millions on Political Ads 23.4.2020 Mother Jones
This story was published in partnership with ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. Private equity-backed medical staffing companies that have cut doctors’ pay are continuing to spend millions on political […]
How Health Care Investors Are Helping Run Jared Kushner’s Shadow Coronavirus Task Force 21.4.2020 Mother Jones
Last year, private equity firms spent tens of millions to to defeat bipartisan legislation reining in surprise medical bills that can send unsuspecting patients into debt. In December, Congress buckled to the industry’s pressure and failed to limit predatory billing practices of many institutional health care investors—especially private equity firms, which have aggressively moved into […]
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The COVID Relief Bill Set Aside $8 Billion for Native Tribes. Corporations Could Get Half. 21.4.2020 Mother Jones
During a Friday morning virtual town hall about coronavirus in Native American communities, Jonathan Nez, president of the Navajo Nation, said he could no longer hold back frustration at “the slow pace at which our federal government has worked to get dollars out to Indian Country.” Echoing the concerns of other Indigenous leaders and health […]
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Trump Administration Officials Warned Against Halting Funding to WHO, Leaked Memo Shows 20.4.2020 Mother Jones
This story was published originally by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. An internal memorandum written by U.S. officials and addressed to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warns that cutting funding to the World Health Organization, […]
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