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Five on Friday: Debunking COVID-19 Misinformation

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Five on Friday: Debunking COVID-19 Misinformation

A busy Spring week here at Migrant Clinicians Network! Here are some updates from the world of public health and health justice that we thought you’d enjoy, chosen by MCN staff members.


People standing in line

Amy shared this important Washington Post article that spells out the seasonal and COVID-related changes that have influenced when migrants and refugees arrive at the border: “There’s No Migrant ‘Surge’ at the US Southern Border. Here’s the Data.”

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A presentation on TB

Wednesday was World TB Day. Claire shared The Guardian’s “Fight Against Tuberculosis Set Back 12 Years by Covid Pandemic, Report Finds.”

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A visual of spread of COVID virus

MCN has worked closely with clinicians to help them address misinformation. Kaethe shared a new Scientific American piece, “How to Debunk Misinformation about COVID, Vaccines and Masks.”

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Double Weekly Win: With more vaccines reaching people of color, and increased observance of COVID-19 preventative measures in the workplace, we are hopeful that the disparities in infection will decrease:



A graphic showing efficacy rates of vaccines

Laz shared the new Vox video, rich with graphics and good information: “Why You Can't Compare COVID-19 Vaccines.”

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A photo of the hospital featured in story

Weekly Win: Puerto Rico’s Hospital Castañer is showcasing how to recover after a disaster. After Hurricane Maria wiped out their connection to the grid for weeks, limiting their capacity to care for their patients, Castañer pushed to go off-grid with a large solar array (in Spanish): Castañer contará con su propia red de energía solar.



Have a safe and healthy weekend!

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