A new set of 57 recommendations on COVID-19 from a multidisciplinary, multinational group of experts should serve as a guide for the US response. In several areas, though, our government is not doing what’s recommended.
Five weeks after the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization stripped much of the population of reproductive autonomy, several states have banned abortion. Requests for abortion pills by mail and travel to other states is up, as are awful circumstances for doctors and patients when pregnancies go wrong.
The Supreme Court issued its decision in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization and declared that there is no constitutional right to abortion. It did so while disregarding extensive evidence of the harm this will cause.
In a leaked draft opinion overturning Roe v Wade, Justice Alito ignores extensive evidence about how important the right to abortion has been to U.S. society and that removing it will cause tremendous suffering.
Last week was Workers Memorial Week, and workers and their supporters around the country marked the occasion by remembering those killed on the job and by occupational illnesses. It was also an occasion to call for changes to make workplaces safer and prevent future fatalities.
Last week, EPA released a draft toxicological assessment of formaldehyde that the Trump administration had suppressed for years.
A new CDC report on 2020 maternal mortality rates has unsurprising but disturbing findings: Maternal deaths increased compared to the previous year, and the increases were larger among Black and Hispanic women than White women.
In response to a presidential memorandum, the Task Force on Scientific Integrity released its report on how federal agencies can improve their policies for protecting scientific integrity.
On December 1, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, and the questions from the Republican-appointed justices indicated that the Court is likely to overturn Roe v. Wade.