Five on Friday: Building COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence
May is just about here – and the crops that define summertime are starting to produce in some parts of the country. That of course means that many migrant workers are planting, tending, and beginning to harvest. Get ready for the warmer months – access our Heat-Related Illness page for a rundown of useful resources like a heat index app, videos for outdoor workers, an archived webinar for clinicians, heat stress prevention brochures, and more. Before you head out the door for a warm May weekend, here are five recommended reads on migrant health and health justice that you may have missed in the last week.
Leslie forwarded on this at times quite humorous Buzzfeed article: “Guilt Trips And Withholding Grandkids: How People Convinced Loved Ones To Get A Vaccine.”
Theressa shared the announcement of Building COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence, a CMS webinar on Thursday, May 13 from 12:00-1:00 Eastern time -- which will likely provide more pragmatic and less guilt-inducing strategies than those listed in Leslie’s recommended article.
Kaethe shared “Climate Change Is in Our Lane,” an opinion piece on how clinician decisions including prescribing, medical device use, and testing can reduce climate change.
Amy shared the guest essay on worker protection from the New York Times, “There’s a Step Biden Can Take to Help Workers, and He Hasn’t Done It.”
Weekly Win: A huge celebration, after years of hard work: Amy shared the Ninth Court’s decision to vacate the Environmental Protection Agency’s order and require them to ban chlorpyrifos! MCN wrote an amicus brief to support the plaintiffs on this case. Read more: “Court Bans Pesticide Linked to Developmental Harm in Children.”
Have a safe and healthy weekend!
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