Five on Friday: Life as an Essential Worker
Omicron dominated the health headlines, but many other critical health topics found coverage this week, as well. But don't worry – MCN staff has you covered. Here are five pieces we shared this week.
Del shared an important article highlighting the new research on Tuberculosis which shows airborne transmission similar to COVID-19 via restful breathing – and a surprise to the medical community who has largely assumed that coughing was the primary form of transmission. The Next Big One: Drug-Resistant Airborne Tuberculosis
Del also shared this excellent article that gives insider's glimpses into the meatpacker's daily life, from The Guardian: The Disposable US Workforce: Life as an ‘Essential’ Meatpacking Plant Worker
Kaethe offered up this new article to help clarify parental consent laws by state: Should Kids Need Parental Consent to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine? Here’s What the Research Says
Amy shared the new opinion article from the Journal of Agromedicine, “‘Essential’ but Undervalued: Industry Must Do More to Protect Farmworkers.”
Bonus Article: Amy also shared another insightful read that helps clarify the federal mandate: We Ran OSHA. Here's the Truth About the So-Called 'Vaccine Mandate'
Weekly Win: Check out the Young Invincibles, a partner of MCN, encouraging vaccines among young people at the Good Vibes Festival in Houston – amazing work, and much-needed! See their website for many other resources and reports.
Have a safe and healthy weekend!
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