Five on Friday: Patterns in COVID-19 Mortality by Race & Ethnicity
It's hot out there! First, read MCN's five recommended reads on migrant health for the week (with one Weekly Win, of course). Then, power down the laptop and grab the sunglasses and hat (with a quick glance at the UV report and extreme heat warnings) and head out to your closest waterfront to ease into the weekend.
Kaethe shared new research in preprint that found racial health inequities in COVID deaths continued even after vaccines were widely available. From the conclusion: “These findings highlight the continued need to prioritize health equity in the pandemic response and to modify the structures and policies through which systemic racism operates and has generated racial health inequities.” Geographic and Temporal Patterns in Covid-19 Mortality by Race and Ethnicity in the United States from March 2020 to February 2022
Among the myriad symptoms being reported, hair loss Karen shared the latest from Medscape. Long COVID Risk Associated With Certain Symptoms: Study
Learn more about what we know so far about COVID rebound after Paxlovid, and other COVID treatments out there, in this JAMA Network article from last month. From Positive to Negative to Positive Again—The Mystery of Why COVID-19 Rebounds in Some Patients Who Take Paxlovid
In non-COVID health news, migrants are still being bused from Texas and Arizona to DC, and welcome groups in DC continue to be overwhelmed. This Washington Post article gives a decent overview of the situation, offered up by Claire. DC Mayor Asks for National Guard to Help with Texas, Arizona Migrants
Weekly Win: Pope Francis, in a new video, notes that "migrants and refugees offer us a great opportunity for the cultural and spiritual growth of all of us. For this reason, it is essential to promote intercultural and interreligious dialogue and to build the future on common values.” Pope Launches Video Campaign to Highlight Dialogue with Migrants, Refugees
Have a safe and healthy weekend!
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