Italian police arrest far-right party leaders after anti-vax riot

Italian police said on Sunday they had arrested 12 people including the leaders of the extreme right-wing party Forza Nuova, after clashes in Rome a day earlier over a government drive to make the COVID-19 “Green Pass” mandatory for all workers. Thousands of people took to the streets of the Italian capital on Saturday to opposeContinue reading “Italian police arrest far-right party leaders after anti-vax riot”

Thousands at Risk in Lebanon As Hospitals Face Closure – VICE News

The collapse of Lebanon’s economy is one of the worst ever recorded, and nowhere can it be felt more than in the ER of Beirut’s main public hospital.

Let’s talk about rural America and public health – Beau of the Fifth Column

Racism contributed to Indigenous woman’s death in Canada: Coroner

Joyce Echaquan’s death in Quebec hospital last year after staff hurled insults at her sparked nationwide outcry. Racism and prejudice contributed to the death of Joyce Echaquan, an Indigenous mother of seven who died at a hospital in the Canadian province of Quebec after filming staff hurling insults at her, a coroner’s report has found. TheContinue reading “Racism contributed to Indigenous woman’s death in Canada: Coroner”

Sovereign Citizens Are Trying To Set Up Their Own Anti-Vax Schools in the UK

The plans could wreak havoc with the education of thousands of children, experts told VICE World News. Radical anti-vaxxers in the UK are pulling their kids out of mainstream education and mobilising to set up their own schools instead, founded on militant sovereign citizen ideology they mistakenly believe exempts them from British law. Those behind the initiativeContinue reading “Sovereign Citizens Are Trying To Set Up Their Own Anti-Vax Schools in the UK”

‘Slapping, punching, spitting’: Missouri health care worker says violent patients forced hospital to issue panic buttons

On CNN Thursday, Lynne Yaggy, the chief nursing officer at a hospital in Branson, Missouri, told anchor Erin Burnett about why her hospital had to issue panic buttons to staff amid an outbreak of violence against health care workers. “It’s just awful,” said anchor Erin Burnett. “I understand what you’re saying, but I’m deeply shockedContinue reading “‘Slapping, punching, spitting’: Missouri health care worker says violent patients forced hospital to issue panic buttons”

Alabama plans to use Covid relief funds to finance prison-building spree

Decarceration advocates urge lawmakers to consider sentencing reform instead as prisons have seen high rates of Covid outbreaks The southern US state of Alabama, which has the highest death rate from Covid-19 in America, is planning to use Covid relief funds to help construct three large prisons and renovate several others. State lawmakers began a specialContinue reading “Alabama plans to use Covid relief funds to finance prison-building spree”

Brazil hospital chain hid COVID-19 deaths, whistleblowers’ lawyer tells Senate

A Brazilian hospital chain tested unproven drugs on elderly COVID-19 patients without their knowledge as part of an effort to validate President Jair Bolsonaro’s preferred ‘miracle cure,’ a lawyer for whistleblowing doctors told senators on Tuesday. At least nine people died of COVID-19 during the trials at the Prevent Senior hospital chain from March toContinue reading “Brazil hospital chain hid COVID-19 deaths, whistleblowers’ lawyer tells Senate”

New Brunswick: Decision to end all COVID-19 measures was a mistake, says provincial infectious disease doctor

Dr. Gordon Dow says officials underestimated potential spread of delta variant in move to green phase The decision to end all COVID-19 restrictions at the end of July was a mistake, according to one of the province’s top infectious disease specialists.  Dr. Gordon Dow, an infectious disease expert with Horizon Health, acknowledged at a publicContinue reading “New Brunswick: Decision to end all COVID-19 measures was a mistake, says provincial infectious disease doctor”

Stalin’s Doctor’s Plot: The Paranoid Conspiracy against the Soviet Jews – The Cold War

Our historical documentary series on the history of the Cold War continues with an animated video on the Doctor’s Plot – as the Soviet leader Stalin suddenly decides that there is a plot of Jewish Doctors against him and starts persecuting them.

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