Five on Friday: Community Health Centers Essential to Vaccination Efforts
Welcome back to Five on Friday! It can be a challenge to select just five pieces to highlight each week. Here are some of the articles that we bet you haven’t seen yet this week -- and we think you’ll enjoy them and maybe find them useful in your own work in health justice in the age of COVID-19.
Kaethe offered up an article on a topic of which those who work with low-paid migrant and immigrant workers already know: “Lack of Paid Leave Could Be Preventing People from Getting COVID-19 Vaccines, Experts Say.”
Laz shared an interesting review of the CDC's position on the outdoor risk of COVID-19 over time, from the New York Times’ Morning newsletter.
Laz also forwarded on the sobering article, “Why Is the Virus Killing So Many Pregnant Women in India?”
Myrellis (in our Puerto Rico office) shared a ten-minute video on the history of Bomba y Plena, music from Puerto Rico: “Why Puerto Rican Bomba Music Is Resistance.”
Weekly Win: HRSA shared the good news that more than 10 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered at community health centers, with 61% of those provided to racial and ethnic minorities. Read more about one health center's efforts in the Central Valley of California: “How Community Health Centers Helped Reach National 10M Dose Milestone.”
Have a safe and healthy weekend!
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