Five on Friday: New Regulation Preserves and Fortifies DACA
Whoa, where did August go? We've somehow already landed on the first Friday of September -- time to round up five articles and resources that MCN staff shared this week. Here are our picks for the week.
A heat wave is melting the West Coast. Jillian forwarded on the Oregon health center Next Door, Inc.'s new radio drama on heat stress, just in time. Spanish-language radio stations can download and air in their communities. Salvarle la vida a Pedro: El golpe de calor
The bivalent vaccine is almost here! The Atlantic runs down our public health position as the booster arrives in clinics across the US. America’s Fall Booster Plan Has a Fatal Paradox
Numerous infectious diseases are hitting the news in the last few weeks. Claire shared this Guardian article on the climate-change-related increases in Valley Fever. ‘It Took Everything’: The Disease that Can Be Contracted by Breathing California’s Air
Weekly Win: Former intern Taylor contributed to Five on Friday this week with a win for DACA recipients. It's been 10 years since Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was developed, and while ongoing legal battles and the shutdown of new DACA applications are still major hurdles, this welcomed announcement can provide some relief to those in the program. DHS Issues Regulation to Preserve and Fortify DACA
Weekly Win: Alma forwarded on the introduction of this important and long-overdue bill to protect farmworkers by banning organophosphates, pesticides well documented to have neurotoxic effects. Velázquez Seeks Ban on Toxic Nerve-Agent Pesticides