2/ ...but this acknowledgment STILL hasn't translated into science-based guidance on ventilation & masking in some of the highest risk settings: e.g. meatpacking, food processing, agriculture, corrections, transportation, & much much more.
1/ Essential workers aren't just healthcare workers.
Essential workers include workers in meatpacking, food processing, agriculture, grocery/drug stores, corrections, transportation, caregiving, schools, & much much more.
I asked a cafeteria worker for the fifty-leventh time if she was getting the #CovidVaccine. She always says “no” with a smile.
She finally said “yes!” B/c of a policy to test non-vaxed employees weekly it’s now more convenient for her to be vaxed.
She said it with a smile 😊
HHS announces Antiviral Program for Pandemics looking to discover & develop broad based antiviral antiviral medications for viruses with pandemic potential.
This is an incredibly important investment
7 to 2. The Supreme Court is done with the ACA. The ACA will now be a permanent fixture on the landscape like Medicare and Medicaid, a focus of ongoing efforts to improve it, and of deep partisan differences.
This from @medrxivpreprint: Brain and neurological injury associated with COVID19 is significant. Antivaccine groups point to low death rates among young people but conveniently ignore the long-term disabilities. Get vaccinated. https://t.co/0ZBHW4gZUq
4/ But for every small win, there are innumerable losses. Large swathes of the American Southwest were targeted during the Cold War for their uranium rich lands. These mines have since closed or been abandoned, but the impact of that mining is still being felt today.
3/ Some tribes have found ways to circumvent planned projects that would disrupt the local ecosystem. Last month, shareholders at the Pedro Bay Corp in AK allowed @ConservationFnd to buy land from the tribe, effectively making it off limits for developers.
2/ In many cases these extractive companies conduct their business without being granted consent by Indigenous leaders, and native communities have to fight to contest control in court—but these cases are often lengthy, difficult processes.