Daily Archives: January 3, 2021

FULL Leaked Audio of Trump Begging Georgia Secretary of State to Overturn Election


Reflect

Published on Jan 3, 2021

Full audio of Donald Trump’s phone call with Georgia Secretary of State.

Honoring Mark Shields and his decades of political analysis


PBS NewsHour

Published on Dec 18, 2020

For more than 30 years, Mark Shields has provided critical context and perspective to some of the most historic moments in American politics. He became a weekly guest on “The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour” during the 1988 presidential election, bringing a wealth of political experience. And through it all, he’s been a guiding force. On his last regular NewsHour appearance, we pay tribute to his legacy

People’s Vaccine: Calls Grow for Equal Access to Coronavirus Vaccine as Rich Countries Hoard Supply


Democracy Now!

Published on Jan 1, 2021

While the United States, Britain and other wealthy countries race to vaccinate their populations against the coronavirus, a new report finds that as much as 90% of the population in dozens of poorer countries could be forced to wait until at least 2022 because wealthy countries are hoarding so much of the vaccine supply. A growing movement is calling for the development of a people’s vaccine and the suspension of intellectual property rights to expand access. We speak with Dr. Mohga Kamal-Yanni, a policy adviser to the People’s Vaccine Alliance, and Achal Prabhala, a public health advocate and coordinator of the AccessIBSA project, which campaigns for access to medicines in India, Brazil and South Africa.

Colonization Fueled Ebola: Dr. Paul Farmer on “Fevers, Feuds & Diamonds” & Lessons from West Africa


Democracy Now!

Published on Jan 1, 2021

We continue our conversation with medical anthropologist Dr. Paul Farmer, whose new book, “Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds,” tells the story of his efforts to fight Ebola in 2014 and how the history of slavery, colonialism and violence in West Africa exacerbated the outbreak. “Care for Ebola is not rocket science,” says Dr. Farmer, who notes that doctors know how to treat sick patients. But the public health response was overwhelmingly focused not on care but containment, Dr. Farmer says, which “generated very painful echoes from colonial rule.”

Dr. Paul Farmer: Centuries of Inequality in the U.S. Laid Groundwork for Pandemic Devastation


Democracy Now!

Published on Jan 1, 2021

As the United States sets records for COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations, we speak with one of the world’s leading experts on infectious diseases, Dr. Paul Farmer, who says the devastating death toll in the U.S. reflects decades of underinvestment in public health and centuries of social inequality. “All the social pathologies of our nation come to the fore during epidemics,” says Dr. Farmer, a professor of medicine at Harvard University, chair of global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School and co-founder and chief strategist of Partners in Health.

‘The numbers are real’ Fauci hits back at Trump on US Covid deaths


Guardian News

Published on Jan 3, 2021

Dr Anthony Fauci has called out Donald Trump, who claimed on Twitter on Sunday morning that case numbers were being exaggerated. ‘Go into the trenches,’ Fauci told NBC’s Meet the Press. ‘Go into the hospitals, go into the intensive care units and see what is happening. Those are real numbers, real people and real deaths.’ Fauci rebukes Trump Covid claims but offers ‘no excuses’ for vaccine delays

UK teachers’ unions demand schools remain closed


CGTN

Published on Jan 2, 2021

The #UK is battling a second wave of the highly infectious #coronavirus variant. With schools in many areas set to reopen within days, teachers’ unions are urging the government to keep them closed for two more weeks.