The Lunar New Year is headed for a sad beginning as a spate of attacks—some against elderly people—have highlighted the rise of anti-Asian racism since the first COVID-19 cases were identified in China.
Botched US efforts to collect demographic data on early COVID-19 vaccine recipients are making it tough to measure equity in early vaccine distribution. Key points:
In 2014, Detroit began turning off the taps of residents who couldn’t pay their water bills—most of them poor and Black. The pandemic has triggered a moratorium until 2022 on depriving water to those who can’t pay—but a permanent solution is still out of reach.
For many detainees in US immigration facilities, the coronavirus was impossible to avoid. They were sleeping 3 feet apart with 36 people in a room.
The data show that communities of color have been hit the hardest in the pandemic—yet many still do not see systemic racism as a barrier to good health.
The Problem: Startling differences in the survival of Black babies depending on the race of the doctor delivering them.
JaMarcus Crews knew that diabetes could kill him so he did everything possible to get on a transplant list—shedding pounds, following his case worker’s instructions—only to be misdirected and repeatedly rebuffed. He also knew his diabetes put him at higher risk for COVID-…
If we wanted to, we could list a COVID-19 moment for every month of 2020.
Up to a third of the world’s people have no safety net to buffer COVID-19’s economic blows, a
Surging COVID-19 cases and politics that “fly in the face of sound science and data-driven policy,” have brought public health in America to “a moment of truth,” philanthropist Michael R.