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Health Officials Had to Face a Pandemic. Then Came the Death Threats. – The New York Times

“There’s a big red target on their backs,” Ms. Freeman said. “They’re becoming villainized for their guidance. In normal times, they’re very trusted members of their community.” Some critics of the public health directors have said that they believe that allowing businesses to operate is… Read More »Health Officials Had to Face a Pandemic. Then Came the Death Threats. – The New York Times

Covid-19 survivors could lose health insurance if Trump wins bid to repeal Obamacare | US news | The Guardian

Millions of Americans who have survived Covid-19 or face future infections could lose their insurance or be barred from getting coverage should the Trump administration successfully repeal Obamacare. The Trump administration asked the supreme court late Thursday to overturn the Affordable Care Act – a… Read More »Covid-19 survivors could lose health insurance if Trump wins bid to repeal Obamacare | US news | The Guardian

Mental health unit wasn’t staffed on night B.C. student dragged, stepped on by cop during wellness check | CTV News

VANCOUVER — The wellness check that resulted in a Kelowna Mountie dragging a nursing student across her apartment building and stepping on her could have been handled by a specialized mental health unit — but it wasn’t staffed that night. Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran said… Read More »Mental health unit wasn’t staffed on night B.C. student dragged, stepped on by cop during wellness check | CTV News

Unarmed specialists, not LAPD, would handle mental health, substance abuse calls under proposal

Several Los Angeles City Council members called Tuesday for a new emergency-response model that uses trained specialists, rather than LAPD officers, to render aid to homeless people and those suffering from mental health and substance abuse issues. A motion submitted by City Council members Nury… Read More »Unarmed specialists, not LAPD, would handle mental health, substance abuse calls under proposal

Millions Have Lost Health Insurance in Pandemic-Driven Recession – The New York Times

The White House and Congress have done little to help. The Trump administration has imposed sharp cuts on the funding for outreach programs that assist people in signing up for coverage under the health law. And while House Democrats have passed legislation intended to help… Read More »Millions Have Lost Health Insurance in Pandemic-Driven Recession – The New York Times

B.C. health workers allegedly bet on Indigenous patients’ blood alcohol levels | Globalnews.ca

The province is investigating reports of health-care staff playing a racist game betting on the blood alcohol level of mainly Indigenous patients they were treating, according to Health Minister Adrian Dix. “The allegation is that a game was being played to investigate the blood alcohol… Read More »B.C. health workers allegedly bet on Indigenous patients’ blood alcohol levels | Globalnews.ca

As Pandemic Toll Rises, Science Deniers in Louisiana Shun Masks, Comparing Health Measures to Nazi Germany

Science denial in America didn’t begin with the Trump administration, but under the leadership of President Trump, it has blossomed. From the climate crisis to the -19 pandemic, this rejection of scientific authority has become a hallmark of and cultural signal among many in conservative circles. This phenomenon… Read More »As Pandemic Toll Rises, Science Deniers in Louisiana Shun Masks, Comparing Health Measures to Nazi Germany

Coronavirus spreads through the air as aerosol, 230 scientists write in open letter to World Health Organisation – ABC News

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has downplayed airborne transmission of COVID-19 since the pandemic began but now more than 200 scientists are making a plea for action, warning people they aren’t as protected as they may think. The WHO’s view has so far been that… Read More »Coronavirus spreads through the air as aerosol, 230 scientists write in open letter to World Health Organisation – ABC News