Trump Administration Endangers the Lives of Health Care Workers

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By Anita Desikan, Union of Concerned Scientists First responders and health care workers throughout the US are currently facing extreme shortages of the equipment they need to protect themselves from the novel coronavirus. The shortages of personal protective equipment, or PPE, are so dire that...
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Three Steps for an Expert Response to COVID-19

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By Sidney Shapiro and Liz Fisher, Center for Progressive Reform Whatever one’s political views, the end goal regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) is the same – to minimize the number of people dying and suffering from severe disease. As commentators have repeatedly noted, we need genuine...
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We Need a Czar to Protect Health Care Workers

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By Debbie Berkowitz, National Employment Law Project The President is now calling the fight against the coronavirus a war. But in what kind of war do we send in troops without any armor? Our brave first responders and health professionals are working without the protective gear they need to...
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UCS to Host Virtual Public Hearing on EPA Science Rule

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By Michael Halpern, Union of Concerned Scientists In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, the EPA is rushing through a proposal to transform how science is used in agency decisions and scientific assessments. The EPA is giving the public just 30 days to comment on the proposal and refuses to...
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