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Five on Friday: Racial Disparities in Communication

Five on Friday: Racial Disparities in Communication

Friday is here! A relaxing weekend awaits -- for those of us who work M-F, that is. For those whose weekend falls elsewhere, no need to wait, you can read Five on Friday now, to help you get caught up in migrant health justice! Here are this week’s offerings, sent in by MCN staff members.


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Giovanni shared the most recent podcast episode from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which focused on a study that found that Americans are more likely to respond to an emailed survey request from a sender with a putatively white name, than a sender with a putatively Black name: Racial Disparities in Communication

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Do you follow us on Twitter? Robert posted a Twitter thread on some ways to sign up for COVID tests if your (or a patient’s) household has more than one residence, including apartment buildings and hotels: Migrant Clinicians Network Twitter Thread

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Jillian shared this monthly online seminar series offered by UC Davis: Agricultural Worker Exposure to Wildfire Smoke Pollution in California Under Changing Climate Conditions


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A farmworker in the field

Amy recommended the latest episode of this podcast, which features UMASH Director Dr. Jeff Bender on Ivermectin and COVID: Talking Total Farmer Health

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mRNA vaccine

Double Weekly Win: Kaethe shared two articles that celebrate the incredible perseverance that clinicians and medical researchers are showing in the face of a pandemic that refuses to wane.

This New York Times article, she says is a “wonderful, inspiring, hopeful, clearly written and easy-to-understand article about the journey to make the vaccines and the people and time it took for all the pieces — three in particular — to come together.” Halting Progress and Happy Accidents: How mRNA Vaccines Were Made

The title of Kaethe’s second recommendation speaks for itself: A Los Angeles Vaccine Clinic Overcomes Mistrust Skeptic by Skeptic

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Have a safe and healthy weekend!


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