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Vantage Point: The Professor on the Soapbox on Vax Mandates, Roe v Wade, Other Major Issues

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), News & Current Affairs, Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Monday, September 13, 2021 — The Professor on the Soapbox with host Dr. Ron Daniels aka “The Professor” Topics Vaccine and Mask Mandates Reflections on 9/11: Is America More Safe? The Enemies from Within Is Roe v. Wade Dead? Ways to listen Live (Radio) — Mondays 3-4PM on WBAI, 99.5FM, Pacifica Network, New York Livestream (Online) — Click Here Mondays 3PM-4PM or visit WBAI.org Recent and archived editions — Vantage…

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Hospital Beds at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 2020.

How capitalism made the world sick

By Editors' Choice

Rupa Marya and Raj Patel’s Inflamed argues that the human cost of our economic system is a key to understanding the health of the world. By Sarah Jones, The Nation — No one should pay for a coronavirus test. This is not a moral judgment but a statement of fact; the US government has decreed it so. Insurers are supposed to cover the tests, at no cost to the consumer….

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Rev. Jesse Jackson

Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks about his and wife’s Covid diagnosis

By News & Current Affairs

In an exclusive telephone conversation from his hospital bed on Sunday, August 22, the renowned civil rights leader expressed his ongoing support for vaccinations while explaining why his wife, Jacqueline, had not received the vaccine. “I have had both my shots,” Rev. Jackson said in the telephone call from Northwestern Memorial Hospital. “My wife did not receive the vaccine because she has pre-existing conditions that were of concern.” Jackson maintained…

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A nurse asks a family to get vaccination at a vaccination center amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Havana, Cuba, June 17, 2021.

Coronavirus surge pushes Cuba’s healthcare system to brink

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), News & Current Affairs

By Sarah Marsh, Reuters — Cuba is bringing back hundreds of doctors working abroad and converting hotels into isolation centers and hospitals in order to battle a COVID-19 crisis that is overwhelming healthcare and mortuary services in parts of the Caribbean island. The country, which managed to contain infections for most of last year, is now facing one of the worst outbreaks worldwide, fueled by the spread of the more-infectious…

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Pfizer Covid vaccine

The US Government donates 5.5 Million Pfizer Vaccines to CARICOM

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), News & Current Affairs

The US Government has gifted the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) with 5.5 million doses of Pfizer vaccines. This is the culmination of efforts initiated by the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley, who as Chair of CARICOM, wrote to President Joseph Biden of the United States earlier this year requesting a supply of vaccines for the Community. President Biden subsequently announced that the US was donating…

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Gaston Browne Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda

Covid Divides CARICOM

By News & Current Affairs

By Bert Wilkinson — A serious war of two worlds is emerging in the 15-nation Caribbean community with one demanding mass vaccinations of citizens to achieve herd immunity and the other stoutly and resolutely resisting any central authority efforts to force them to take COVID-19 vaccinations. In the past week, authorities in St. Vincent, Antigua, Barbados and Guyana have been forced to take drastic action to either stem very militant…

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"Economic Justice" sign

The case for reparations has been made all the more clear by COVID-19

By Reparations

Black Americans have been much more vulnerable to COVID-19 due to the wealth gap and various socioeconomic inequities that are the result of centuries of segregation, discrimination and slavery. By Kelly Brown Douglas, RNS — The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare this country’s ongoing but often ignored pandemic of racial inequity. It has also clarified the long-neglected case for reparations. Influential author Ta-Nehisi Coates brought the idea of reparations back…

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Schools struggle with reopening amid pandemic surge

Schools struggle with reopening amid pandemic surge

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), News & Current Affairs

By Hazel Trice Edney — With coronavirus cases rising across the U.S. as a result of the highly contagious Delta variant, school districts nationwide are moving quickly to implement public-health precautions in preparation for fall re-openings. The scramble to put these precautions in place reflects the intense pressures that school districts around the country are under to reopen amid growing concerns that many students have struggled to keep up academically…

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COVID-19 patients receive treatment at the St. Luke Foundation for Haiti hospital

A bright spot amid Haiti’s woes: Its first mass rollout of COVID vaccines

By News & Current Affairs

Haiti received its first shipment of doses in July, just days after the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse — and amid rising violence, poverty and the hurricane season. By Jason Beaubien, NPR — In the wake of one of the most devastating moments in Haiti’s arduous history, there has been a bright spot. One week after Haiti’s president was assassinated, the country’s first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines finally arrived. President…

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Diepsloot in South Africa

South Africa: The fault-lines of the world’s most unequal society

By Editors' Choice

By John Allen, All Africa — Cape Town — Amid the explosive cocktail of ingredients which contributed to the outbreak of looting and burning in South Africa this week, new fault-lines running through a society divided by class as well as by race were on display as never before. The unrest may have been triggered by the jailing of former president Jacob Zuma and exacerbated by factors ranging from orchestrated…

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Cynthia Kain and Gunnar Eggertsson

What the Pandemic Has Stolen from Black America

By Editors' Choice

By Perter Jamison, The Washington Post — The boy is perhaps 8 or 9 years old. In the black-and-white photo, his face is frozen in an open-mouthed grin, his small arms tucked respectfully behind his back. He stands alone, a Black child in dark slacks and a light, collared shirt. Pine trees rise in the blurry background, dark slashes against an overexposed sky. The second boy, who holds the photograph,…

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Vantage Point: Should Schools and Restaurants Re-Open? Open Forum with Professor Ron Daniels

By Vantage Point Radio

Vantage Point February 22, 2021 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with the callers. Open Forum Topics Controlling the Pandemic: Should Schools, Restaurants and Bars Re-Open? (Let’s Hear from Parents, Teachers, Business Owners and the Community) After Impeachment: Where Do We Go From Here? (Audience Speak-Out) Audience call-in number (212) 209-2877 Ways to listen Live (Radio) — Mondays 3-4PM on WBAI,…

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