Wealthy Countries Are to Blame for the Omicron Variant’s Spread

On Monday, Joe Biden held a press conference to calm Americans concerned about the newly discovered omicron variant of Covid-19, which the World Health Organization recently described as a “variant of concern.” First sequenced in a lab in South Africa, omicron is the second strain, after the now-familiar delta, to cause alarm given its unique genetic profile. It’s the kind of mutation that’s incubated in places with particularly low vaccination rates.

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Trump stoked Covid in red states – but there are blue anti-vaxxers too | Robert Reich

Trump stoked Covid in red states – but there are blue anti-vaxxers too

Robert Reich

Among my neighbors in the bluest region of the bluest county of the bluest state in America, many don’t trust big pharma or the government – or simply choose to put themselves first

Protesters hold signs during an anti-vaccination rally at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Protesters hold signs during an anti-vaccination rally at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California.

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FDA Finally Recommends COVID-19 Booster Shots for All Adults

On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officially announced its recommendation for COVID-19 booster shots for all American adults. This is great news, as the U.S. faces not only the continued spread of the delta variant, but also potential outbreaks over the winter. Unfortunately, the agency’s track record up to this point could seriously jeopardize the rollout.

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FDA Finally Recommends COVID-19 Booster Shots for All Adults

On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officially announced its recommendation for COVID-19 booster shots for all American adults. This is great news, as the U.S. faces not only the continued spread of the delta variant, but also potential outbreaks over the winter. Unfortunately, the agency’s track record up to this point could seriously jeopardize the rollout.

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Cleveland judge rushes to judgment on opioid case

A landmark opioid trial is coming to a close in Cleveland, and it is illustrating in stark terms the far-reaching dangers of judicial finish-line fixation, when judges seem to elevate reaching the end of a trial and getting to a verdict above all else.
The Cleveland opioid trial is immense. It is the first opioid trial to focus on the role of pharmacies such as CVS and Walgreens. Billions of dollars potentially hang in the balance. And the trial has already run for a month, with more in store.

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ALEX BRUMMER: Rocky road to Global Britain

ALEX BRUMMER: Unless goods and services exports are pulled back from the doldrums future prosperity will be elusive for Global Britain
By Alex Brummer for the Daily Mail
Published: 16:50 EST, 12 November 2021 | Updated: 03:57 EST, 13 November 2021

There has been no more significant happening in the last week than the reopening of the transatlantic air corridor. The sight of families reunited touched heart strings.

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Loudoun County Pharmacy Gives Wrong COVID Vaccine Doses To 5-11-Year-Olds

Shortly after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced vaccine rollouts for children aged 5-11, incompetent officials in Loudoun County, Virginia, have already administered the wrong shot to more than 100 young children. Ted Pharmacy in Aldie can no longer administer COVID-19 vaccines, after giving a reported 112 young children the wrong dosage.
The Virginia Department of Health confirmed on Friday that 112 kids in this age group were given a COVID-19 vaccine suited for people 12 or older. The pharmacy simply gave the adult formula to the 5-11-year-olds in smaller amounts.

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We need to talk about the real reason behind US inflation | Robert Reich

We need to talk about the real reason behind US inflation

Robert Reich

Corporate giants are raising prices even as they rake in record profits. How can this be? Because of their unchecked power

(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 17, 2021 a Wall Street sign at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is seen in New York, New York. – Wall Street dropped again in early trading November 10, 2021 continuing the retreat begun in the prior session following a record streak, as markets digested a jarring inflation report.

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We need to talk about the real reason behind US inflation | Robert Reich

We need to talk about the real reason behind US inflation

Robert Reich

Corporate giants are raising prices even as they rake in record profits. How can this be? Because of their unchecked power

(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 17, 2021 a Wall Street sign at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is seen in New York, New York. – Wall Street dropped again in early trading November 10, 2021 continuing the retreat begun in the prior session following a record streak, as markets digested a jarring inflation report.

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Shailene Woodley’s Aaron Rodgers Defense Is Pure Clownery

Shailene Woodley is down bad. Her husband-to-be, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, has been exposed as a certifiable loon, and it seems the actress has no recourse but to defend him—as opposed to, I don’t know, sitting there and eating her clay. Yesterday, in response to a Daily Mail report about Rodgers grabbing a coffee in Los Angeles unmasked, Woodley wrote that news outlets need to “calm the fuck down” from “grasping at straws” when it comes to her fiancé’s choices.

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