Uncertainties: ‘COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma’ Study

Early indicators have been released from a clinical study which collected, distributed and administered ‘COVID-19 convalescent plasma’ as investigational treatment to 8,932 patients confirmed COVID-19 positive. The study, which reports data from the first 5,000 of those study patients, was a joint trial run by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (USFDA), the Mayo Clinic,Continue reading “Uncertainties: ‘COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma’ Study”

Massachusetts Nurses Association Press Conference May 20, 2020

Appearing outside of Cambridge Hospital yesterday, leaders of the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) drew attention to measures annunciated in a petition which they presented to Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) CEO Assaad Sayah.  The nurses say the purpose of the petition is “to sound the alarm about dangerous conditions that threaten the safety of CHA patients,Continue reading “Massachusetts Nurses Association Press Conference May 20, 2020”

An Urgent Call To Undo Cartelization of Meat-Poultry Processing

Restructuring Meat-Poultry Processors needed Long before a Trump Administration, the cartels moved in, hijacked, and supplanted the family farming- based agriculture sector, particularly the area of meat and poultry processing. This action sealed a guarantee that a gang of financial gluttons could and would exact the proverbial pound of flesh from producers and eaters alike.Continue reading “An Urgent Call To Undo Cartelization of Meat-Poultry Processing”

Where’s the Meat? COVID-19 Infects the Food Chain

Beginning early April, the ongoing and expanding detection of COVID -19 infecting workers within the 6 mega-processors of the U.S. meat sector heightens worry that Americans may face meatless dinner tables in the immediate future. The virus has infected workers at meat processing facilities in seven states: Colorado, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Iowa and South Dakota.Continue reading “Where’s the Meat? COVID-19 Infects the Food Chain”

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Initiative — Expanding Testing: Massachusetts April – May 2020

Initial Results Reported To contain the spread of COVID -19, the MA COVID-19 Community Tracing Collaborative (CTC) was enacted to conduct contact tracing through a collaborative arrangement among the Office of Massachusetts Governor Baker, Partners in Health (PIH) a non-profit association, with the Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard, in early April. CTC is aContinue reading “COVID-19 Contact Tracing Initiative — Expanding Testing: Massachusetts April – May 2020”