The global spread of coronavirus/COVID-19 has sent researchers and scientists into overdrive to find both treatments and cures.
In the meantime, doctors and other practitioners are, to a large extent, improvising. They are employing best-care practices for the very sick in hospital and providing best-guess advice for those with mild symptoms who are self-isolating, and for those who have no symptoms and would like to keep it that way.
Some practitioners are taking a back-to-basics approach. They’re looking at remedies we already know about that have a low toxicity and some efficacy in other strains of influenza, to see if they might work with coronavirus.
The frightening COVID-19 pandemic, slowly but surely infecting millions, fueling an economic and political meltdown and metastasizing in the midst of a global Climate Emergency, has pushed a critical mass of us all to the brink.
Words can barely convey our waking nightmare, or fully expose the cabal of monsters and the degenerate “business-as-usual” practices that have brought on this disaster. Like a horror movie rerun, every night I wake up.
How did we ever let this happen? What can we do to protect ourselves and others? Can we rise to the occasion and organize a massive Grassroots Rising, head off disaster, and take advantage of this tragic “trigger moment”?
Can we deal with the degenerative practices that have unleashed this mega-crisis and bring to heel the perpetrators, the greedy elite who created and/or abetted this catastrophe?
As an international chorus of climate, environmental and political leaders warned this week, it’s now or never “to harness our fears, build hope and drive action to respond to the human health, economic, climate and biodiversity crisis with solutions that build resilient societies on the longer term.”
As Congress rushed to pass a $2-trillion stimulus package to address the coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout, 37 members of Congress spoke up to point out that some very important people had been forgotten: the farmers we expect to continue feeding us!
News of the final version of the bill included farm aid, but it is unclear if support will reach small-scale farmers.
Trump wants a $500 billion slush fund to bail out his favorite corporations—including his own—that would be doled out in secret.
We can’t let Trump get away with stealing from the poor and giving to the rich—especially in this time of need! Our health, our welfare, our communities, our economy and our democracy are worth fighting for! Bernie Sanders has the best plan to address the coronavirus crisis and prepare us for whatever happens next.
Industrial agriculture, with its factory farms, GMO monculture crops and toxic chemicals, is one of the leading causes of global warming. You can help cool the planet by choosing organic foods, grown using sustainable, regenerative farming practices.