Health

Biden Is Wrong—Single-Payer Healthcare Does Help Fight Pandemics

March 19, 2020

In the last Democratic candidate debate, Biden claimed that single-payer healthcare didn’t help Italy fight the coronavirus. Health system expert Dr. James Kahn explains why he was wrong.

The Politics of a Public Health Failure, and the Way Forward

March 19, 2020

TRNN’s Marc Steiner talks to a social futurist about how progressive governing creates a future for us all in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Growing Calls to End ICE Raids During the Coronavirus Pandemic

March 19, 2020

ACLU of Maryland staff attorney says closing immigration courts is a good first step, but warns prisoners and detainees remain at risk during the coronavirus outbreak.

Palestine Knows the Difference between Apartheid and Quarantine

March 17, 2020

No Israeli city is facing closure, even though the coronavirus is more widespread in Israel than in Palestinian cities. The Israeli siege has protected the Gaza Strip from coronavirus so far, but what if the infection crosses the fence?

Sanders vs. Biden on the Coronavirus Pandemic

March 13, 2020

Both Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders criticized Trump’s weak response to Coronavirus, but Sanders’ plan made support for working and marginalized communities a priority.

U.S. COVID-19 Outbreak: ‘We’re At the Beginning’

March 13, 2020

Lack of tests and testing facilities has the United States playing a dangerous game of catch up

Air Quality over China Improves After Coronavirus Quarantine

March 12, 2020

NASA satellite observes ‘significant decreases’ in nitrogen dioxide as factories shutter and workers stay home.

Coronavirus: Is the Climate Plague Here?

February 14, 2020

Journalists Bryn Nelson and Jane C. Hu talk about how the climate crisis means we could see more deadly outbreaks, plus the rise of xenophobia as the virus spreads.

Trump Claims Credit for Life Expectancy Rise, Introduces Medicaid Cutback

February 4, 2020

Life expectancy in the US rose for the first time in four years because of a drop in opioid overdose deaths. Trump claimed credit, even though he’s done nothing to address the problem and intends to cut Medicaid.

Exclusive: Drug Lobbyist Caught Heading Prescription Affordability Board

January 27, 2020

TRNN confronted the head of the country’s only prescription affordability board about his past ties to a lobbying firm that represented a major pharmaceutical company. It’s part of our ongoing coverage of the nation’s overpriced and ineffective healthcare industry.