The President will get more people killed before the coronavirus crisis is over In a first-world country that slept its way into an angry pandemic that has shut the doors to more than 60 percent of summer camps, found medical and other essential workers scrambling for a persistent shortage of personal protective equipment, and is […]Read More Irrational rationality: why Trump wants schools open during an out-of-control pandemic
Trump’s lies during the pandemic point to a cruel endgame As fears rise about the recent spike in coronavirus cases and US health officials believe time is running out to get this disease under control, I think it’s time to address President Donald Trump’s sustained meme that coronavirus infections have increased in America because the […]Read More For the record: why I quickly called ‘B***s**t’ on Trump’s ‘increased testing, more coronavirus cases’ story
Premature mortality, mental trauma, depression, anxiety … Warning: embedded videos contain graphic violence. What if your innocent and non-threatening family member or neighbor was attacked by a police dog — like then-52-year old Desiree Collins was when she was taking out her household trash nearly three years ago? How do you think Collins should feel […]Read More A reminder that police violence is a danger to communities’ mental health. And research supports that claim.
ask your political leaders why they donʼt talk about ‘social determinants of health’ to see how much they care … I’ll start by heading off the near-inevitable “What about White people” pushback whenever someone else mentions a unique and more intense version of hell that Black and Brown folks are experiencing. Sure — coronavirus doesn’t […]Read More Coronavirus: more proof Black and poor communities are designed for racist death (and politicians don’t care enough)
Is it possible to be a “responsible company operating in a controversial industry” like tobacco? song currently stuck in my head:“planet queen” – t rexRead More Sunday Smack: Big, Responsible Tobacco?