Five on Friday: Costs of Care for Immigrants in US
It’s 11/11, so make a wish! We at MCN wish for everyone to check out our collection of resources and news articles from the last week we found worth sharing.
Elections have massive impacts on food and agriculture systems in this country. Kaethe sent this Civil Eats article discussing the potential changes we may see this year. How the Midterm Elections Will Impact Food and Agriculture | Civil Eats
Pam sent in a study from JAMA Network assessing the costs of immigrant’s care, further disproving the myth that immigrants take more from the government than they contribute. Assessment of Immigrants’ Premium and Tax Payments for Health Care and the Costs of Their Care | Health Disparities | JAMA Network Open | JAMA Network
Amy sent in a piece from the Pesticide Action Network. Scientific evidence shows that pesticides contribute significantly to climate change while also making agricultural systems more vulnerable. Pesticides and Climate Change: A Vicious Cycle | Pesticide Action Network (panna.org)
Claire and Kaethe sent in a story about the Darién Gap, an incredibly dangerous section of Panama where many migrants coming from South America have to cross. How the Darién Gap Is Reshaping Migrant Journeys - The New York Times (nytimes.com)
Weekly Win: Amy also sent in our Weekly Win! Two school districts in Boston maintained their mask mandates while others removed them, giving us a unique opportunity to make comparisons, showing that masks still work. Masks Cut Covid Spread in Schools, Study Finds - The New York Times (nytimes.com)