A racist game played by ER staff in British Columbia—guessing the blood alcohol levels of Indigenous patients—is alarming but not surprising, CBC reports.  

From Anthony Fauci to local health officials, public health officials are being threatened for doing their jobs: advising the public and enforcing coronavirus containment measures, CNN reports.   The threats are happening in red and blue states alike, and in both rural and…

What if the COVID-19 pandemic had been stopped before it started?  

COVID-19 has sent ICUs eerily silent, save the ambient noise of machines working to keep the sickest patients alive.   With loved ones forced to stay away, palliative care workers teams are often been the only person in the room when a person dies.   Several shared their…

Race is included in many digital decision-making tools that guide doctors and can lead to reduced access to treatments for Blacks compared with whites, according to a New England Journal of Medicine article published yesterday.

Lawmakers are the latest round of leaders to declare racism a public health emergency.   City councils in Cleveland, Denver, and Indianapolis, plus county officials in California and Maryland have acknowledged the crisis. More are sure to follow.     Why these places?…

Labs went quiet, field research paused, and data collection halted. Thousands of scientists worldwide stopped working yesterday to protest racism in STEM fields and focus on solutions, according to CNBC.

Health workers and patients suffered an alarming 1,200 violent attacks in 2019, and COVID-19 is adding even more fuel to the fire for 2020, according to the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition’s annual report released yesterday.

BALTIMORE—Face masks served double duty as mini protest signs Monday as over 1,000 people took over the streets of downtown Baltimore for a third straight day of protests against racial violence. As helicopters circled in the afternoon sky, the youth-led march streamed…

Protests against police brutality against black Americans risk spreading COVID-19—but police violence is a public health crisis that cannot be ignored, either. “These two stories are linked. They are both public health stories. The link is systemic racism,…