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A Mayo Clinic publication interviews people who had the virus who report being treated differently since recovering. Other news stories on disparities in America report on telehealth challenges for low-income seniors, ageism and the beating of a veteran at the Portland protests.
New research finds evidence that racial and ethnic minorities in the U.S. have experienced increased incidents of discrimination during the pandemic. Other examples of race-based disparities in the health system are also reported.
Over an hour of video from the cameras of several of the officers involved with encounter was just released. George Floyd appears visibly distraught and afraid on the footage.
After a dip in 2018, the number of Americans who died of opioid overdoses rose back up in 2019 to a record 71,000, according to CDC data. Preliminary numbers forecast that 2020 could be even worse.
Opinion pages focus on these health issues and others.
Social distancing urged by health officials to stave off the virus may lead to other health problems for some people with depression and anxiety. At the same time, new data looks at the toll in Black and Hispanic areas, and some communities are reaching out to minority neighborhoods to inform residents about efforts to stop the infections; plus other developments in the fight the coronavirus.
While there are nearly 20,000 such apps, there’s little guidance about which ones can really help someone. Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center get high points for developing a guide that includes what clinical evidence has to say about the apps. Mental health news is on using GPS data to determine moods and shrinking programs in Colorado.
Food insecurity has surged over the last three months across all demographics, but has disproportionately impacted Black and Hispanic households with children. And other news stories on how racial and income disparities impact health care cover evictions and homelessness; period poverty; immigrant caregivers; child care challenges; and the potential for tech companies to try to close the gap.
Editorial pages focus on these pandemic issues and other health issues.
The New York Times sued for access to the numbers that confirm drastic disparities in the impact of COVID-19 on African-American, Latino and Native American communities, while The Associated Press interviews doctors who say the inequalities and poor health outcomes are nothing new. Unemployment and mental health challenges based on race are also reported.
Meanwhile, summer camps debate how and whether to operate. In other news affecting youths: antibiotic use; and safety risks in foster care.
Editorial pages focus on these public health issues and others.
The Washington Post reports that the only major outbreak tied to mass racial justice protests happened in South Carolina, where at least 13 people who took part in previous protests tested positive. Also in the news: mental health experts offer tips for coping with the rage many Americans are experiencing.
The coronavirus pandemic “in some ways the extreme inequality was the preexisting condition,” said Chuck Collins, the co-author of an analysis of the disparities. News outlets also look at a variety of repercussions of the recent deaths of Black Americans in police custody and protests calling for a change in how police departments operate.
Editorial pages focus on these pandemic topics and others.
Many companies are removing their ads from Facebook specifically, while others are halting them on all social media platforms.
The pandemic has revealed many realities of nursing homes, including the vital role family still plays in a resident’s care and well-being. As facilities attempt to reopen to visitors, the industry faces calls for major changes as well as legal action.
Many Latino families were unable to shelter in place due to work requirements. Since Easter, the number of cases in Hispanic communities has skyrocketed. Meanwhile, Black doctors speak out on inequities entrenched in the health care system that have been laid bare by the pandemic. News outlets also explore how the protests against racial injustice are impacting activists and policymakers around the country.
Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), the author of a Republican police reform bill that Senate Democrats blocked last week, says he will meet with House Democrats who drafted their own legislation. Meanwhile, Congressional Black Caucus members look to seize the national moment. And Democratic party members call for more progressive changes than those backed by their presumptive presidential nominee.
“Whenever he’d see me, he’d try to grab onto me,” Bill Hucker, a cardiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, says of his 4.5-year-old son. “And every time the little guy fell down and I could hear him cry, I wanted to be there with him. Instead of being able to help out, everything was dumped on his mom.” In other health industry news: Medical residents start rotations in a new reality; the continuing challenges of PPE; and more.