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Commentary: Public health action plan urgently needed to stem the COVID-19 pandemic

Our haphazard and disjointed COVID-19 pandemic response is worsening this national catastrophe. Although vaccines provide a sense of light at the end of the tunnel, during the coming holiday weeks and winter months we will experience the worst public health crisis of our lifetime. On behalf of the past presidents of the American Public Health Association, we are deeply concerned by the lack of a national,...

FairWarning: Alcohol causes cancer; should there be a warning label on bottles and cans?

By Hillel Aron FairWarning There is a broad scientific consensus that alcohol is a carcinogen, and that even moderate drinking increases one’s chances of getting cancer. But surveys show that most Americans remain unaware of that fact. Now a coalition of consumer and public health groups have launched a long-shot effort to put a cancer warning on alcohol bottles and cans. The groups, including the...