Five on Friday: COVID's Impact on Older Americans
The giving season is here! On #GivingTuesday, our network and supporters turned out to support MCN. We raised a total of over $2000! But we still have significant work to do to meet our end-of-year fundraising goals, to support MCN programs that are essential to the health of thousands of migrants, asylum seekers, immigrants, and others. Help us bring health justice to the most underserved corners of the country, help us equip clinicians with tools and resources to improve care, help us save lives and connect migrants and asylum seekers to the care they desperately need -- please donate! We are as always very busy building practical solutions to the biggest issues in migrant and immigrant health. Here are some articles that we wanted to share with you – five articles from MCN staff, with one Weekly Win.
Kaethe recommended a listen to this All Things Considered radio segment – great to see national coverage on this important issue. Immigrant Dairy Farm Workers Live in Inadequate Housing
Ashley-Michelle expressed great concern over this new policy in New York City, saying, “This measure does nothing to address the systemic roots that create, engender, and exacerbate poverty and homelessness.” NYC Will Hospitalize Mentally Ill People Involuntarily
Claire forwarded on this Washington Post piece, which notes, “Some epidemiologists and demographers predict the trend of older, sicker and poorer people dying at disproportionate rates will continue, raising hard questions about the trade-offs Americans are making in pursuit of normalcy — and at whose expense.” COVID Becomes Plague of Elderly, Reviving Debate over ‘Acceptable Loss’
Weekly Win: Aníbal sent around last week's good news from the White House: Biden Administration Extends Payment Pause on Student Loan Debt
Bonus Holiday Perspective: Seasonal workers tend and harvest America's Christmas trees. Here, get to glimpse of their work lives. 'They're Our Babies': A Day During Harvest at an Oregon Christmas Tree Farm