Farmworker Camps to Urban Tent Cities: Tailoring Vaccine Info to Where It’s Most Needed

. Farmworker Camps to Urban Tent Cities: Tailoring Vaccine Info to Where It’s Most Needed Aneri Pattani February 10, 2021 Kim Wagenaar has been preparing to bring covid-19 vaccines to western North Carolina for months. She’s signed up the community health center she operates in Asheville to receive and distribute the doses. She’s ordered a […]

The State of Vaccine Supply: ‘Opaque.’ Unpredictable. ‘Hard to Pin Down.’

. The State of Vaccine Supply: ‘Opaque.’ Unpredictable. ‘Hard to Pin Down.’ Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News February 5, 2021 (KHN) Even as the pace of vaccination against covid-19 has steadily accelerated — hitting an average of 1.3 million doses a day in the last days of January — the frustration felt by many of […]

Hard Bargain: Biden and Congress Agree on Basic Relief, but Chasms Remain on Covid Plan

. Hard Bargain: Biden and Congress Agree on Basic Relief, but Chasms Remain on Covid Plan Emmarie Huetteman February 4, 2021 (KHN) President Joe Biden and a group of Republicans agreed this week on how much Congress should spend on vaccine distribution, covid-19 testing and other health investments that public health officials say are desperately […]

Google LLC, US Department of Labor settlement resolves alleged pay, hiring discrimination at California, Washington State locations

.   News Release Google LLC, US Department of Labor settlement resolves alleged pay, hiring discrimination at California, Washington State locations Tech company will pay more than $3.8M to more than 5K employees, applicants SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Department of Labor has reached a settlement with Google LLC to resolve allegations of systemic compensation […]

In Philadelphia, a Scandal Erupts Over Vaccination Startup Led by 22-Year-Old

. In Philadelphia, a Scandal Erupts Over Vaccination Startup Led by 22-Year-Old Nina Feldman, WHYY and Max Marin, WHYY and Alan Yu, WHYY February 2, 2021 It started as a group of college friends who wanted to help during the pandemic. They had tech skills, so they used 3D printers to make face shields. Then […]

Three Ways to Change Attitudes About Race

.   Three Ways to Change Attitudes About Race   (NewsUSA) – Awareness of racism increased as Black Lives Matter protests spread across the country last summer. In response, psychoanalysts suggest three ways to change attitudes about race — curiosity, courage, and building intimate relationships with others.Curiosity starts with self-education and self- reflection to better […]

Arrests, military control ‘a serious blow’ to democratic reforms in Myanmar: UN chief

.   Arrests, military control ‘a serious blow’ to democratic reforms in Myanmar: UN chief Unsplash/Kyle Petzer A pagoda at dawn in downtown Yangon, the commercial hub of Myanmar. 1 February 2021 Peace and Security (UN News) The United Nations Secretary-General has strongly condemned the detention of Myanmar’s top political leaders and government officials, including […]

Older Adults Without Family or Friends Lag in Race to Get Vaccines

. Older Adults Without Family or Friends Lag in Race to Get Vaccines Judith Graham February 1, 2021 (KHN) A divide between “haves” and “have-nots” is emerging as older adults across the country struggle to get covid-19 vaccines. Seniors with family members or friends to help them are getting vaccine appointments, even if it takes […]

What those mourning the fragility of American democracy get wrong

. What those mourning the fragility of American democracy get wrong Alasdair S. Roberts, University of Massachus For many people, the lesson from the assault on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 – and more broadly from the experience of the last four years – is that American democracy has become newly and dangerously […]

Detained and Prosecuted for Defending Protesters in Russia

.   Detained and Prosecuted for Defending Protesters in Russia A Story of Two Lawyers Highlights a Bigger Problem with Russia’s Justice System Copyright Human Rights Watch Damelya Aitkhozhina Researcher, Russia https://twitter.com/Damelya_HRW       Attacks, detention and prosecution of lawyers – including while performing their professional duties – is not unusual in Russia, but […]