Pandemic Within a Pandemic
Black Americans are disproportionately suffering from a set of dual ills: the novel coronavirus and systemic racism. Evidence shows Black Americans are more likely to fall sick from or die from Covid-19. Concurrently, they are also more likely to die from police brutality. These are just two symptoms of the systemic racism that has disadvantaged Black Americans for hundreds of years.
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Some LGBTQ+ people worry that the COVID-19 vaccine will affect HIV medication. It won’t.
Most LGBTQ+ adults are vaccinated, but the concerns are coming from a particularly vulnerable minority. There is no evidence the two treatments interact negatively, experts say.
Why are more men dying from COVID? It’s a complicated story of nature vs. nurture, researchers say
Researchers agree more men are dying of COVID-19. But a new paper challenges whether biology is to blame.
Few incarcerated women were released during COVID. The ones who remain have struggled.
Fewer visits, phone calls, wellness services and chances to move mean many women are confined to their cells all day. It takes a toll, research shows.
These are the states facing the biggest fights — and risks — over school mask mandates
The threat of COVID to kids during back-to-school season varies widely, and quite literally depends on where you live.
'Our movement moved mountains': How Cori Bush's protest led to a new eviction moratorium
The CDC's new moratorium doesn't cover the entire nation, but it offers relief for tenants and reduces the potential for COVID transmission in some communities.
Only 1 in 4 nursing homes are confident they can survive a year
Mounting costs from the pandemic have made a system's shortcomings untenable, leaving residents, workers and families in a precarious position.
How safe is summer camp? Depends on their COVID-19 precautions
Directors talk about a difficult year of planning and how vaccines, early testing and quarantine helped some of them safely lift mask restrictions altogether.
Darnella Frazier, the teen who filmed George Floyd’s murder, wins honorary Pulitzer
Frazier was honored with a special citation for her video, which “spurred protests against police brutality around the world.”
Barriers for Black women set U.S. economy back by $500 billion, report finds
The persisting wage gap has set Black women — and the American economy as a whole — back for the past six decades, according to a report by financial services firm S&P Global.
How the pandemic has widened the Latina wealth gap
Latinas, already at a financial disadvantage, faced a “triple crisis” during the pandemic: higher COVID-19 infection rates, greater economic losses and increased family-work conflict.