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Massive $2 trillion coronavirus bill equivalent to about seven months of ‘Medicare for all’ spending

The U.S. Senate late Wednesday night passed a massive $ 2 trillion relief bill with the aim of propping up the economy, which has been largely shut down by the response to the coronavirus. The bill has been dubbed “the largest economic rescue package in U.S. history” or at least “in modern American history.” And… Read More »

Alabama lawmaker introduces mandatory vasectomy bill amid abortion ban controversy

Rep. Rolanda Hollis (Credit: Rep. Rolanda Hollis) An Alabama lawmaker has responded to the abortion ban by introducing a mandatory vasectomy bill. Rep. Rolanda Hollis (D) said “It always takes two to tango,” after noting that the bill sends “the message that men should not be legislating what women do with their bodies.” The move… Read More »

Bill Jenkins, epidemiologist who tried to thwart notorious Tuskegee Experiment, dies

Bill Jenkins, the Black epidemiologist who tried to stop the notorious syphilis experiment at Tuskegee University, has died at the age of 73. The cause was complications from sarcoidosis, his wife, Diane Rowley, told The New York Times in an obituary. Jenkins was working in Washington as a statistician with the U.S. Public Health Service when he learned… Read More »