coronavirus

They’re making $billions: Pfizer Demands Nations Put Up Collateral to Cover Vaccine Injury Lawsuits

Pfizer Demands Nations Put Up Collateral to Cover Vaccine Injury Lawsuits 03/09/21 Footnote: Trump Administration gave big pharm immunity for liability. COVID-19: Understanding Liability Immunity Under the PREP Act https://www.marsh.com/us/insights/research/covid-19-liability-immunity-under-prep-act.html On March 17, 2020, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a declaration under the 2005 Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) to provide liability immunity for activities …

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Eviction during coronavirus: Conservative Judicial Activism Strikes Again

Conservative Judicial Activism Strikes Again Legal Planet by Dan Farber Feb 25, 2021 Trump appointee: A wild-eyed misinterpretation of the commerce clause A federal district judge ruled today that the federal government’s moratorium on evictions is unconstitutional. The judge’s theory is that evicting tenants for nonpayment of rent isn’t an “economic” activity. Therefore, it’s beyond Congress’s power under …

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How to master the vaccine-appointment website: A guide for everyone

Sonoma County has not figured this out yet: “An estimated 42 percent of Americans over the age of 65 don’t even have a wired broadband Internet connection at home, according to a new report. Online vaccine appointment systems are particularly under-serving minority and low-income communities.” Washington Post: How to master the vaccine-appointment website: A guide for …

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Let the Public Speak: Another F on vaccine rollout for Supervisor

PD Letter To The Editor No micromanagement EDITOR: Are you kidding me? Supervisor Lynda Hopkins’ idea of the county centralizing the COVID-19 vaccine rollout is absurd (“Push to centralize vaccine effort,” Feb. 3). If the rollout of the OptumServe pilot program is any indication of the county’s ability to run a bigger program, they are …

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“YOYO Society”, You’re On Your Own…Supervisors get an F in vaccine rollout

Opinion: “YOYO Society”: “You’re on your own”….Supervisors get an F in vaccine rollout “Millions of doses sit unused in cold storage. In Sonoma County, I’m stymied trying to get my 96-year-old mother vaccinated.” Everyday a new excuse….Why did we hire 2 new vaccine czars a few weeks ago and have had NO results? The buck …

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As coronavirus raged, Sonoma County did little to enforce rules on weddings with as many as 100 people

“Officials in Sonoma County, which has ranked worst in the Bay Area for the prevalence of coronavirus cases for most of the year, have taken no enforcement action on complaints that at least 15 large wedding gatherings violated coronavirus restrictions……..“Workers being forced to be in dangerous workplace situations has been the story of the county …

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