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Oxiris Barbot

Health Advocates Are Furious Over the Resignation of NYC’s Health Commissioner

They say that Mayor Bill de Blasio sidelined her expertise by handing off crucial COVID-19 case tracing to another city agency.

By Tim Murphy
Queer Liberation March

Will New York City’s ‘Alternative’ Pride Become THE March Going Forward?

COVID-19 shut down the city’s police- and corporation-drenched LGBTQ extravaganza. But a low-budget, pro-Black, and anti-police march picked up the slack.

By Tim Murphy
Cuba COVID-19

While the U.S. Squanders Its Global Leadership Role, Cuba Is Stepping Up to the Plate on COVID-19

The island is hoping its leadership in public health, medicine, and biomedical research will transform its economic situation and global status.

By Giuliani Alvarenga
Ben in pill bottle

Copay Cards May No Longer Count Toward Your Health Plan Deductible

The Trump administration’s HHS has officially told plans they don’t have to do this—and that could mean a hard hit on patient wallets.

By Tim Murphy
Gilead headquarters

PrEP Advocates Call New Gilead Patent Suit Against HHS a ‘Distraction’

The drug manufacturer alleges the federal government filed for the Truvada prevention patent without their knowledge.

By Larry Buhl
AIDS:COVID-19

COVID-19 and HIV Are Not the Same. But They’re Similar in Many Ways That Matter.

Instead of fighting over memes, we should all be fighting for a better government response.

By Mathew Rodriguez
Cuomo press briefing

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Used His Coronavirus “Hero” Status to Slash the Health Care Budget

Cuomo strong-armed $2.5 billion in Medicaid cuts even after COVID-19 started breaking his state’s health system.

By Tim Murphy
El Salvador President Nayib Bukele

El Salvador Tries to Get Ahead of the Coronavirus Epidemic by Employing Quarantine Measures, Stimulus, and Hip-Hop

President Bukele and Residente from hip-hop group Calle 13 announced the stimulus on Instagram.

By Giuliani Alvarenga
Jawanza James Williams of VOCAL-NY

Will New York Governor Cuomo Release Thousands of Aging Prisoners Before COVID-19 Kills Them?

The activist group Release Aging People in Prison has launched an urgent campaign to get the governor to enact mass clemency before the coronavirus sweeps through New York’s 52 prisons.

By Tim Murphy