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Five on Friday: Is it COVID, Flu or R.S.V.?

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It’s 2023! We are barreling into the New Year with fresh dedication to pushing forward practical solutions to the biggest issues in migrant and immigrant health. One way we keep up to date on the rapidly changing landscapes in which we work is to share news stories, journal articles, and more with fellow MCNers. Here’s this week’s Five on Friday, where we offer up five pieces that we shared this week. 


Supreme Court

Del shared the news from last week that the SCOTUS stayed a trial judge’s ruling that would have lifted Title 42. Migrant Expulsion Policy Must Stay in Place for Now, Supreme Court Says

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COVID Flu and RSV chart

Kaethe shared the New York Times’ chart to help tell each of the viruses apart. 

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Kaethe also celebrated Maine’s innovative new approach to telehealth: 10 state libraries across the state will have dedicated soundproofed private telehealth appointment rooms, so rural residents without the technology can still easily access primary and specialty care via telehealth. Telehealth Comes to 10 Rural Maine Libraries.

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A patient with their doctor

Amy forwarded on this podcast from the AJPH, which discusses the “chilling effect” and other public health-damaging consequences of the threat of denying citizenship for receiving public health benefits. What Every Immigrant Should Know about the Public Charge Rule

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A pregnant woman

Weekly Win: The entire care team can step up to provide resources and trusted advice in a time of climate crisis. Claire celebrated this Yes! Magazine article, on the role of doulas. Doulas Work on the Front Lines of the Climate Crisis

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Have a safe and healthy weekend!