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Why the New mRNA Vaccines Are a Breakthrough and How They Work

Sanjay Mishra The Conversation
By giving the immune system a preview of the most critical part of the virus without causing disease, the vaccine gives the immune system time to design powerful antibodies that can neutralize the real virus.

Book Review - A Pandemic Nurse’s Diary

Marilyn Albert Portside
This book is written by a nurse in the center of the pandemic. Accompanied by beautiful drawings of hospital workers in PPE caring for patients by Anna Usacheva, this is a narrative which helps us understand both COVID19 and the workers who faced it

Friday Nite Videos | October 16, 2020

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How America Bungled the Plague. Trump’s Covid Rally | Jordan Klepper Fingers The Pulse. Totally Under Control | Documentary. Demi Lovato | Commander In Chief. How Systemic Racism Shaped the Ecosystems of U.S. Cities.

How America Bungled the Plague

A year ago, the United States was regarded as the country best prepared for a pandemic. Our government had spent nearly two decades strategizing for a doomsday scenario. So what went wrong?

Totally Under Control | Documentary

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney investigates the stark disparity between Covid 19 deaths in the U.S. and South Korea. With damning testimony from public health officials and hard investigative reporting, Gibney exposes a system-wide collapse caused by a profound dereliction of Presidential leadership.

Trump’s Empty Shell of a Promise to Renters

Diane Yentel Shelterforce
abandoned housing The time for political games, half-measures, and brinkmanship has long passed. Without significant and sustained congressional action, 30 million to 40 million renters are at risk of being evicted by the end of the year.

How to Avoid Reproduction

Molly Martin Stansbury Forum
Republicans’ answer to the prospect of socialized medicine is, for a growing number of Americans, no healthcare at all. And the attacks on women’s reproductive care continue.
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