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Five on Friday: U.S. Suspends Protections for Children at Border

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A border patrol officer hands food to a child in a detention facility

Apparently, searches for “what day is it” have considerably spiked in our lockdown world. Well, here’s a hint: It’s Five on Friday time! Here are five recommendations from Migrant Clinicians Network staff in the world of health justice and beyond.


Graphs showing data from COVID outbreaks

Ed found this “very interesting and comprehensive description of several epidemiological reviews of outbreaks of COVID-19.” 

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A border patrol officer hands food to a child in a detention facility

Theressa shared “US Suspends Protections for Migrant Kids at Border, Expelling Hundreds Amid Pandemic.” 

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Drop in Childhood Immunizations

Laz, taking a break from his work as a hospitalist (thank you, Laz!), sent around “COVID-19 Has Provoked Drop in Childhood Immunizations." 

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Farmworkers wear bandanas while working

Amy also shared, “Migrant child died after release from detention, attorneys group alleges.”

Amy forwarded on the op-ed she co-wrote, “We Must Protect Workers Who Put Food on Our Table.”

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A photo of a teacher working from home

Weekly Win: Claire shared “'How Can I Help You?' Schools Try to Reach Students Struggling with Mental Health During Coronavirus.”


Have a safe and healthy weekend.

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