COVID-19 and the Coronavirus Pandemic

UCS experts are closely tracking the ongoing outbreak and monitoring attempts by the Trump administration to sideline scientists and public health experts. Photo from the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Bureau of Laboratories.


Derrick Jackson

La lucha por una respuesta justa al COVID-19

Si bien los huracanes Katrina y María turbaron las vidas de las familias afroamericanas y latinx, la recalada del coronavirus trae un temporal de otra magnitud. Un Categoría 5 de enfermedades contagiosas, el coronavirus tiene la capacidad de aplastar las maltrechas comunidades debilitadas ya por las injusticias ambientales, económicas y de salud. Read more >

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EPA Advances Broad Science Restrictions in Midst of Coronavirus Pandemic

, Deputy director, Center for Science & Democracy

If the EPA won’t do its job, we will do it for them. Read more >

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Derrick Jackson

Fighting for a Just COVID-19 Response

As much as hurricanes Katrina and Maria upended African American and Latinx families, the landfall of the coronavirus brings a gale of another order. This Category 5 of infectious disease packs the power to level communities already battered from environmental, economic, and health injustice. If response and relief efforts fail to adequately factor in existing disparities, the current pandemic threatens a knockout punch to the American Dream.

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Let CDC Scientists Speak to the Public about Coronavirus

, Research Analyst

Today, we’re taking action to let the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) know that the public should hear from experts about this ongoing pandemic. We’ve filed a letter to the CDC saying that restricting scientists and public health officials from speaking directly to the public on the coronavirus pandemic constitutes a violation of their scientific integrity policy. Read more >

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We’re All in This Together: Support and Solidarity for Our Heroes on the Front Lines

, executive director

As COVID-19 continues its exponential growth here at home, there is plenty of material to post in my Profiles in Cowardice series — like the confusion, disinformation and rosy forecasts coming from the White House on a daily basis. Or the unconscionable lack of testing and the unpardonable delays in getting basic protections to our nation’s workers who are putting themselves on the front-line of this pandemic every day. I honestly wouldn’t know where to begin.

So, I am shifting the frame today to Profiles in Courage.

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