Viewpoints: Why Is The Same Party Responsible For PEPFAR Now Trying To Eliminate It?
Editorial writers delve into PEPFAR, the consequences of overturning Roe, and covid boosters and misinformation.
The New York Times:
PEPFAR Turned The Tide Of AIDS And It’s Now At Risk
PEPFAR, which stands for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, has a legislative authorization that expires at the end of this month. And Republicans are now fighting that reauthorization. (Nicholas Kristof, 9/20)
The Unintended Consequences Of Overturning Roe V. Wade
Every day at the Kansas clinic where I perform abortions, I take care of pregnant people who have driven 10 hours or more across state lines for their procedures. They’re exhausted after moving mountains to get there: taking time off work, arranging child care, gathering funds. They’re excessively grateful, and their gratitude makes me sad. These are the lucky ones, I think. These are the few that have managed to get here. (Alison Block, 9/21)
The Mistake Hospitals Made On Covid-19
As Covid-19 hospitalizations rise across the country, I (Dr. Pak) think back to my first Covid-19 patient. It was the first time I saw Covid in the hospital — and it wasn’t where it was supposed to be. (Theodore Pak, Lara Jirmanus and Andrew Wang, 9/19)
The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Updated COVID Boosters Are Here. Cue The MAGA Misinformation
The Food and Drug Administration’s approval of updated booster shots to combat the recent uptick in COVID-19 infections can only mean one thing: It’s time for extremist Republicans to play politics again with a serious public health issue. (9/21)