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Five on Friday: Kids and the COVID-19 Vaccines

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Five on Friday: Kids and the COVID-19 Vaccines

Happy Friday! Before you head out the door (or, for those working from home, before you wander from the living room to the kitchen) for your three-day weekend, how about reading some news on health justice? Here are five pieces from MCN staff that we found interesting this week – plus a triple weekly win to celebrate the good news that’s out there, and a bonus resource. 


Person in line for vaccine

Robert forwarded on the new CDC requirements that start October 1. COVID-19 vaccinations required for most green card applicants

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Kaethe shared a STAT News article that connects the dots between climate change and maternal health inequities. A Perfect Storm: Climate Disasters are Magnifying the US’s Maternal Health Crisis

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The Guardian ran an article chronicling Latinx dairy workers in Wisconsin, entitled, “‘It’s Five Years Since a White Person Applied’: the Immigrant Workforce Milking America’s Cows.”

Weekly Win: Marysel forwarded a Health & Human Services announcement of the new Office of Climate Change and Health Equity, the first of its kind (and long overdue) at the federal level. HHS Establishes Office of Climate Change and Health Equity


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Weekly Win: Del shared that a federal review of the cost of a healthy diet has led to an increase in benefits for families using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)! Families Who Receive Food Stamps Will See The Largest Benefits Increase In History

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Weekly Win: Amy celebrated the work of Ruben Garcia, director of the Annunciation House, who says that by protecting and embracing refugees and immigrants, we build stronger societies. Brief But Spectacular: Ruben Garcia

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Bonus Resource: We’ve shared it before on Five on Friday, but the new updates deserve a reshare. Claire sent around Greater Than’s new FAQ videos where W. Kamau Bell asks pediatricians common patient questions about COVID vaccines and children. The Conversation: Kids and the COVID-19 Vaccines



Have a safe and healthy weekend!

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