Citizen Action Monitor

Eradication of the virus on a global scale is humanity’s only viable strategy to combat COVID-19

The key elements of containing and ultimately eradicating the pandemic are: universal testing, contact tracing, safe isolation of infected patients, strict travel restrictions, and shutdown of all schools and nonessential … Continue reading

August 22, 2021

Oxford University study offers more proof that combatting Delta variant cannot rely solely on vaccinations

If vaccinated people can still spread COVID-19, high immunization levels will not stop the virus, dashing hopes for herd immunity. — No 2771 by fw, August 20, 2021 — “A … Continue reading

August 20, 2021

The Delta variant is a “Frankenstein”, not one we can learn to live with, because it’s constantly evolving

Delta “is almost like a whole new COVID virus,” its “multiple spike protein mutations allow it to enter the body’s cells with greater ease and evade the body’s immune system.” … Continue reading

August 18, 2021

Telus Corp’s subsidiary, Telus Health, aims to privatize Canada’s virtual health care services

The rapid growth of private, for-profit health care, can be attributed to decades of government cuts to social services.— No 2701 Posted by fw, January 23, 2021 — “Under conditions … Continue reading

January 23, 2021

The real Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a more complex figure than the “national saint” now being idolized

So let us not get swept away by a ritualized, propagandized spectacle of American political life. —– No 2662 Posted by fw, September 21, 2020 — “The death of Supreme … Continue reading

September 22, 2020

Trump is warned reopening business risks lives. But what if he sees risk as “just a cost of doing business?”

For Trump, “malign neglect” is a continuation of his decision-making style that kicked in early in the pandemic No 2612 Posted by fw, April 13, 2020 “In the course of … Continue reading

April 13, 2020

“Having 70 percent of people get COVID-19 is not the end of the world” – Canada’s Health Minister

For Hajdu to suggest “herd immunity” as a solution is tantamount to accepting a vast increase in fatalities. No 2610 Posted by fw, April 9, 2020 — “Behind the government’s … Continue reading

April 9, 2020

COVID-19 — Headlines alone from just one source convey the scope, depth and dread of this ticking timebomb

News Today, March 23, 2020, from the World Socialist Web Site, is alarming. No 2605 Posted by fw, March 23, 2020 — World Socialist Website — News Today — 23 … Continue reading

March 23, 2020