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Five on Friday: Visuals Help Tell the Story

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Five on Friday: Visuals Help Tell the Story

Friday has arrived! Here are five articles shared by MCN staff this week, that perhaps you have missed.


A taxi driver wearing a mask

Amy shared "Social Determinants of COVID-19 Mortality at the County Level.” The researchers’ findings suggest that “farmworkers may face unique risks of COVID-19 beyond issues of language, insurance, or economics, and that while their unique risk can be seen in higher absolute numbers of deaths, more farm workers in a county is not a major contributor to epidemic spread. Our finding that a higher percentage of non-English speaking households in a county is associated with a higher rate of deaths per 100,000 individuals does suggest that individuals who do not speak English may be at particularly high risk.” 

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Graphic on raising minimum wage

Del shared a new publication from the Economic Policy Institute, “Why the US Needs a $15 Minimum Wage,” which features this graphic to remind us who actually gets minimum wage.

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A nurse sings at Covid-19 memorial

Kaethe shared this bar chart from the KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor: January 2021, a report that is full of engaging graphs.

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Farmworkers harvesting in the field

Kaethe also shared an AP News article reporting out of the deserts of California, but relevant to much of the country: “Language Barriers, Wariness Make Vaccinating Immigrants Hard.”

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President Biden creates enrollment period for ACA

Weekly Win: A new special enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges is coming soon! “As we continue to battle COVID-19, it is even more critical that Americans have meaningful access to affordable care," said the White House as reported in, “Biden to Implement Special ACA Enrollment Period Amid Pandemic.”



Have a safe and healthy weekend.

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