The pharmaceutical company paused the late-stage clinical trial of its coronavirus vaccine because of a sick volunteer.
Jonathan Metzl85 to 90 percent of the American population is still susceptible to the coronavirus. Deaths will soar into the 100s of thousands and beyond. Infection ≠ immunity.
Herd immunity is the **wrong term.** This is a strategy based on nonconsensual genocide.
Vice President Mike Pence, who leads the White House's coronavirus task force, visited the Mayo Clinic without a mask. The facility requires everyone to wear a mask to avoid spreading the virus that causes Covid-19.
The policy change has been a major point of tension for weeks between HHS and FDA.
Jonathan MetzlThe Trump administration will allow #COVID19 tests developed by commercial laboratories to be used without an FDA review, a decision that public health experts warn could lead to broad use of flawed tests. politi.co/3j9qNaj via @politico
Mr. Soros’s group will invest $150 million in grants for Black-led racial justice groups, and another $70 million toward local grants for criminal justice reform and civic engagement opportunities.
Jonathan MetzlSoros’s Foundation will invest $150 million in grants for Black-led racial justice groups, and another $70 million toward local grants for criminal justice reform and civic engagement opportunities.
As the U.S. hits the grim milestone of 3 million coronavirus cases, there is little agreement on the need to slow reopenings to curb the spread.
Jonathan MetzlCOVID-19 deaths rocketed past annual suicides (47,000), flu (55,000), diabetes (83,000), Alzheimer's (121,000), coming up on strokes (146,000). Those are figures for an avg year- COVID has done its damage in less than half that time @jorgelortiz@USATODAY
This Viewpoint highlights the structural drivers of disadvantage and poverty that are antecedents of health inequity in the COVID-19 pandemic and proposes proportionately structural changes to how health and medical education systems operate to...