After half a century studying the issue, here’s lesson number one: Wars are bad and empire is folly.
Despite a per-capita GDP of one-tenth of the EU’s, Cambodia has achieved a similar rate of vaccination — and a death rate 20 times lower.
For just a fraction of what we’ve spent on militarization these last 20 years, we could start to make life much better.
Why is the far right jumping on the anti-vaccination bandwagon?
Child molestation is a very real problem. But the far right is far more interested in demonizing women, homosexuals, and the transgender community.
Pouring more money into endless wars, nuclear weapons, overseas bases, and boondoggle weapons programs won’t protect anyone.
More infectious strains of Trumpism are emerging for which we haven’t yet developed a vaccine.
Even if governments agree to suspend patent protections for vaccines, corporations can fight back with expensive lawsuits.
With the stroke of a pen, Biden could lift trade and travel restrictions and allow unrestricted remittances to Cuba, alleviating needless pandemic suffering.
The United States won’t achieve herd immunity because a significant portion of the herd is suffering from mad cow disease.