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Five on Friday: Happy Holidays 2021

Five on Friday: Happy Holidays 2021

Tamales, posole, pie, Chinese food, ponche, challah, pasteles, cannolis, cuernitos... many different foods and drinks define the holiday season for all of us at MCN. This week, in recognition that the holidays can be challenging, lonely, or stressful, as well as joyful and connecting, we shared our holiday traditions to help mentally and emotionally prepare. The discussions mostly turned toward food. What are your most common holiday dishes? We hope this season is filled with your favorites. While we are out of the office today, we still wanted to send you our weekly rundown of resources and news that we think you can use.


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Ed shared a radio segment he was featured in, where he shared updates on farmworkers, covering overtime hours and COVID-19: ‘What's Going On! Labor Monday’, a radio segment on WBAI, Pacifica Radio in New York City.

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farmworkers in the field

Kaethe forwarded on an op-ed focused on international migrants and their health needs. Double Jeopardy: Addressing the Structural Drivers of Migrant Labor Health

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A child wearing a mask

Amy offered a new report from the COVID Collaborative that focuses on the children who lost a parent or caretaker to COVID-19: Hidden Pain: The Report.


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A person receiving a vaccination

Another staff member shared an article which outlines the inability of migrants in custody to have access to vaccines, despite pleas from medical professionals. Only recently have vaccines been offered. Small Percentage of Migrants Processed by US in 2021 Had Access to COVID-19 Vaccine

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A graph from the linked paper.

Weekly Win: Claire enjoyed this open-access perspective piece in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, that finds that “the health benefits of a low-carbon society are more substantial and more numerous than previously realized and should be central to policies addressing climate change." Climate Solutions Double as Health Interventions

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A map of US with Languages over states

Bonus! Just for fun, Del sent around an article from Travel + Leisure that breaks down the most common languages by state – when Spanish and English are removed from the running. The Most Commonly Spoken Languages in Every US State

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Have a safe and healthy weekend!


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