Five on Friday: Masks at School Reduce Secondary Transmission
It's Friday! Time for our weekly rundown of MCN staff picks of migrant health news and health justice efforts.
Pollution is deadly. A new analysis, reported by ABC News and forwarded on by Kaethe, quantifies the deaths, before COVID struck – and lists pollution as responsible for more worldwide deaths than tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, malaria, or drugs and alcohol. 1 in 6 Deaths Worldwide Attributed to Pollution: Review
Kaethe also offered up an illuminating new white paper from FAIR Health that reports on over 78,000 people diagnosed with long COVID. Patients Diagnosed with Post-COVID Conditions
Robert recommended this new study on Latinx attitudes about policing and public safety in the United States and Puerto Rico, which uncovered that 71% of those polled believe that "having access to affordable, quality health care" would improve public safety. Latinx Perspectives on Policing and Safety
Weekly Win: Preventative measures against COVID work! Wilmarí shared a study in Pediatrics that found that “universal masking was associated with an 87% reduction in predicted secondary transmission rates compared to optionally masked districts.” Click the PDF button on the summary page for the full article. School Masking Policies and Secondary SARS-CoV-2 Transmission
Double Weekly Win: Some grieving families are finding solace in the new scientific insights on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), which may eventually lead to effective screening and prevention. Ashley-Michelle shared this Newsweek article on the topic. SIDS Breakthrough: Heartbroken Families Share Their Babies' Stories
Have a safe and healthy weekend!
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