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Herding People to Slaughter: The Dangerous Fringe Theory behind the Great Barrington Declaration and Push toward Herd Immunity

Officials at the highest levels are discussing the possibility of caving in on controlling the coronavirus and instead letting it run rampant throughout the United States until we reach “herd immunity,” the point where the virus runs out of people to infect. More than 6,200 scientists, health professionals, and research organizations say this is inhumane and have signed a memorandum rejecting herd immunity as a legitimate strategy. Read more >

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A Biased Science Board Threatens Future Fetal Tissue Research

, Lead science and policy analyst

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to risk our lives and livelihoods, our government assures us it’s doing everything it can to develop treatments and vaccines. Instead, it’s using every play in an anti-science playbook to defund research and block medical researchers from making safe and effective discoveries. Read more >

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Damien Jones, the equity and justice outreach specialist for the Climate and Energy Program at the March for Our Lives in Washington, DC.

Tell Secretary Alex Azar: We Need to Demand Equitable Gun Violence Research and Reform

, researcher, Center for Science & Democracy

It has been only six weeks since last I wrote about gun violence in America, following the Parkland shooting that took seventeen lives and impacted a nation. In that time there have been 22 more mass shootings, at least 10 of them at schools. The number of deaths by guns in 2018 is at 3,423, and we’re only 89 days into the year—that’s about 38 human lives lost per day. In that time, hundreds of thousands of people have voiced their outrage and concerns over our country’s inaction around gun violence, as we witnessed at last weekend’s March for Our Lives. Read more >

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Alex Azar, secretary of Health and Human Services. Photo: Wikimedia

Conflicts of Interest in the Trump Administration: The Cases of Alex Azar and Brenda Fitzgerald

It is slim relief that Brenda Fitzgerald was forced to resign last week as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after a very short and immoral tenure. Now eyes turn to Alex Azar, secretary of Health and Human Services. Read more >

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Pointless Delay to the Added Sugar Label Keeps Consumers in the Dark

, Lead science and policy analyst

In another frustrating example of undermining science-based protections, the FDA this morning proposed delaying compliance for revisions to the Nutrition Facts label. Read more >

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