Herd Immunity: Is It a More Compassionate Approach or Will It Lead to Death or Illness for Millions?

As coronavirus cases increase across much of the United States, the Trump administration has reportedly adopted a policy of deliberately letting the virus infect much of the U.S. population in order to attain “herd immunity” — despite warnings from the World Health Organization against such an approach. We host a debate on the contentious issue …
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Herd Immunity: Is It a More Compassionate Approach or Will It Lead to Death or Illness for Millions?

As coronavirus cases increase across much of the United States, the Trump administration has reportedly adopted a policy of deliberately letting the virus infect much of the U.S. population in order to attain “herd immunity” — despite warnings from the World Health Organization against such an approach. We host a debate on the contentious issue …
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‘I can’t breathe’ UK police restraint contributed to Kevin Clarke’s death, inquest finds

An inquest released on 9 October concluded that excessive use of force by Metropolitan Police Officers and “serious failures” by public service providers contributed to Kevin Clarke’s death in police custody. ‘I can’t breathe’ Clarke, a 35-year-old Black man, died following restraint by Metropolitan Police officers in Lewisham on 9 March 2018. On body camera …
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COVID U.S. Death Toll Tops 205,000 & 7M Infections as Trump Mocks Biden’s Mask, Attacks the ACA

In these times of elections, climate chaos and COVID-19, independent news is more important than ever. You turn to Democracy Now! because you trust that when we’re reporting on the pandemic or the uprisings against police brutality—or the climate crisis—our coverage is not brought to you by the fossil fuel, insurance or weapons industries or …
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GRIM TALLY: Global Covid-19 Death Toll Hits ONE MILLION As Second Wave Hits UK

THE GLOBAL death toll from the Coronavirus pandemic has hit a staggering ONE MILLION nine months on from the pandemic that has forced the world to change the way they live, learn and work as a second-wave hits the UK.  The figure that was compiled by Johns Hopkins University, passed over into seven figures in …
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Whistleblower Nurse in ICE Jail Alleges Forced Sterilization & Neglect Amid 8th COVID Death

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: The official death toll from COVID-19 in the United States is just hitting 200,000, though the real number is almost certainly far higher. Some public health experts say infections could spike this fall and winter and double the death count …
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Remembering RBG: Legal Giant’s Death Sparks Furious Fight in D.C. over Vacant Supreme Court Seat

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: We spend the hour looking at the life and legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as well as the future of the Supreme Court. Ginsburg died on Friday at the age of 87 after serving 27 years as a Supreme Court …
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