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Five on Friday: Latinx Communities Need More COVID-19 Media Coverage

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Five on Friday: Latinx Communities Need More COVID-19 Media Coverage

This Friday, MCN staff have shared updates ranging from artistic interpretations of the immigrant experience to federal decisions effecting immigration, as well as the latest updates on COVID-19 vaccine research which may influence equitable vaccine access.


Migrants taking self portrait

Kaethe shared this heart wrenching piece by the New York Times which explores the journeys of migrants on the U.S.-Mexico border through self-portraits and story summaries. Read it here: Migrants on the U.S. Border Share Journey in Self-Portraits.

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The supreme court building

Supreme Court Says No Right to Hearing for Some Immigrants, an article shared by Kaethe, overviews a recent supreme court ruling which allows the government to detain certain immigrants who fear being harmed when returning to their country, without release on bail, until their hearing. The detainment could take anywhere from a few months to a few years.

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A family walking at night

‘I really want to leave’ — Immigrant kids describe desperation to leave shelters Biden administration set up, shared by Kaethe, includes a daunting update on life at the border for many immigrant children, especially those who travel alone to the U.S.

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People wearing masks waiting in line

Kaethe shared this article which reviews the results of a study measuring the frequency of media coverage in the U.S. mentioning COVID-19 and phrases related to Latinx and immigrant populations. Results estimate that less than 2% of media between January 1, 2020, and May 31, 2021, included references to Latinx populations and COVID-19, despite the virus’s unequal toll on this population. Read it here: Data: Latinos Make Up Less than 2% of COVID-19 Media Coverage

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A clinician preparing a vaccination

Weekly Win: This New York Times article highlights recent research that supports hope for long-lasting immunity to COVID-19 for vaccine recipients. Vaccines that can achieve long-term immunity means easier access to health equity for migrant populations. Read article here: Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines Likely to Produce Lasting Immunity, Study Finds



Have a safe and healthy weekend!

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