Politics not science

President Biden has rolled out his plan to vaccinate children ages five to 11. During the CNN Town Hall last Thursday night, Biden said that his administration has already secured enough COVID-19 vaccines to vaccinate 28 million children, all of the US children between five and 11. …

Allow antibody testing and proof of infection

You probably heard about the sit down Joe Rogan and Sanjay Gupta had last week. Among other things, they talked about natural immunity from COVID-19. Joe Rogan has recovered from COVID-19 and believes that he has natural immunity to the disease. Sanjay Gupta doesn’t believe in natural immunity from COVID-19.

The US spends $740 billion a year on defense. It can afford $350 billion a year on a safety net for families.

President Biden’s Build Back Better Plan is a $7 trillion plan. It includes:

  • American Rescue Plan ($1.9 trillion) It passed on March 11th.
  • American Jobs Plan ($1.2 trillion) Some of its proposals have passed the Senate.
  • American Families Plan ($3.5 trillion) The American Families Plan, which includes the Child Tax…

The allergic, those pregnant or breastfeeding and those who have recovered from COVID-19 may have good reasons for hesitating to get the vaccine.

The name calling in the press, directed at those who have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, is harsh. Those who have questions are called vaccine resisters, refusers, Anti-Vaxers, and are all lumped together into one disreputable bunch. …

How Matt Daigle’s artwork became known around the world

In the early 2000s, I heard a lecture by Dr. Jack Newman, who has been helping breastfeeding mothers and babies for nearly 40 years. He was dismayed by the ubiquity with which the bottle is used as a cultural symbol for baby, feeding, and parenthood. Images of baby bottles abound…

Increasingly, experts say that the risks outweigh the benefits.

In May 2021, 60 UK doctors sent a letter to the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) expressing their “grave concern” about the rush to vaccinate young children “as fast as we can.” …

Information sheets on the disease and the vaccinations to help you make informed decisions.

I’m overwhelmed by the news about COVID-19 and don’t even know what to think anymore. A study from Dartmouth University analyzed the tone of 43,000 English-language news articles about COVID-19 written since January 1, 2020, and…

Black women die from pregnancy-related causes two to three times more often than do white women

Even though pregnancy-related deaths are preventable, Black women die from pregnancy-related causes two to three times more often than do white women, and their risk of dying increases with age. …

At the end of WWI, the German and Austro-Hungarian economies were on the verge of collapse and children in these countries were starving. Moved by their suffering, Eglantyne Jebb handed out leaflets in Trafalgar Square featuring photos of starving Austrian children. She was arrested and found guilty because the leaflets…

Peggy O'Mara

Peggy O’Mara is an award winning writer and editor. She was the Editor and Publisher of Mothering Magazine for 30 years. Her focus: Family, Health, Justice.

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