Five on Friday: COVID-19 Vaccines and Sudden Deaths
Happy Friday! Here's our weekly Five on Friday, where we select five pieces that MCN staff have shared. Have a great weekend!
Amy recommends this new study cowritten by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers on the importance of strong community ties and trust for safer and resilient communities. The Immokalee Community Health Coalition: Operationalizing Trust
Lots of misinformation out there – but Your Local Epidemiologist has you covered. Jillian and Amy sent along the latest edition, which includes very helpful insight and framing for clinicians including CHWs. COVID-19 Vaccines and Sudden Deaths: Separating Fact from Fiction
Mónica forwarded on the 2022 statistics from the American Cancer Society that show cancers overall declining 33% since 1991, although prostate cancer continues to increase, and disparities, particularly for Black men, remain stark. American Cancer Society Releases Latest Cancer Statistics, Launches Initiative to Address Prostate Cancer Resurgence and Disparities
Kaethe shared this Civil Eats article, which views the possible Kroger-Albertson's merger through the small- to midsize farm lens. As Grocery Stores Get Bigger, Small Farms Get Squeezed Out
Weekly Win: Claire sent in this big win in New Jersey for an estimated 16,000 children without insurance! Here's a quote from a New Jersey state senator: “I put myself in the lens of a woman in my neighborhood, doesn’t speak the language, doesn’t have access to health care, may not have the $10 in her pocket for the co-pay. She ends up in the emergency room, and what does that do?” NJ Expands Health Care Coverage to All Children, Regardless of Immigration Status