Five on Friday: U.S. Pharmacists Can Now Prescribe Pfizer’s Covid Pill
Here's our weekly Five on Friday, with five pieces of news and analysis shared among MCN staff that you may have missed, including a double Weekly Win, because we all need some good news right now, don't you think?
Kaethe offered up an article that says what we already know from reports from the field -- but it's good to have official reports that confirm it. “The California Institute for Rural Studies’ report said farm and food production employers routinely failed to provide workers with face masks, nor did they enforce physical distancing or notify workers when there were COVID outbreaks at worksites.” Study Says California Employers Fail to Keep Food, Farm Workers Safe from COVID
Ashley-Michelle forwarded on this Wired article, to keep us abreast of the newest info on the common long COVID symptom: The Secrets of COVID ‘Brain Fog’ Are Starting to Lift
We know that climate change pushes people to migrate – but, among families with the lowest incomes across the globe, climate change may inhibit their ability to migrate even if they need to for safety and health. Claire shared this news article, reporting on new climate models published in Nature Climate Change: As Climate Change Makes Some Areas Dangerous to Live in, It May Get Harder to Move
Weekly Win: Amy says: “This is an important step forward, as there have been inequities in accessing this drug. However, patients must be able to present results of a blood test. So, I wonder how our patients will be able to access it.” US Pharmacists Receive Permission from the FDA to Prescribe Pfizer’s COVID Pills
Weekly Win: Del sent in this one: “The GOP-controlled Texas Supreme Court decreed that the formerly detained mothers have ‘standing,’ or the right, to sue the state over the duration and conditions of their prior incarceration with their children in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facilities in South Texas,” reversing a previous ruling. Immigrant Moms Get Rare Win in Long-Fought Family Detention Case
Have a safe and healthy weekend!
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