Five on Friday: Farmworkers and Skin Health
From Pajaro to COVID to skin cancer, this week, MCN staff shared the latest in migrant health. Here is a selection of the pieces recommended by MCNers for this week's Five on Friday.
Kaethe forwarded to us this LA Times article on the flooding of Pajaro. Despite awareness that the levees were inadequate, work wasn’t done, in part because: “it’s a low-income area. It’s largely farmworkers that live in the town of Pajaro,” says the article. Before Disastrous Flood, Officials Knew Pajaro River Levee Could Fail But Took No Action
Jillian recommended an upcoming one-hour webinar on farmworker dermatology, hosted by Farmworker Justice and AIM at Melanoma. Skin Health and Farmworkers: Best Practices for Care
Elizabeth sent in this article highlighting an ongoing situation at the Paso del Norte Bridge between El Paso, TX, and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Hundreds of frustrated Venezuelan migrants block bridge linking El Paso and Juárez
Kaethe and others responded to the unbelievable news that Arkansas, among other states, is attempting to roll back basic child labor protections. While such protections already do not exist in agriculture, these efforts will enable children to work at dangerous industrial settings like chicken processing plants. Arkansas Gov. Huckabee Sanders Signs Bill Rolling Back Child Labor Protections
Weekly Win and Reminder: Kim reminded us to get your free COVID tests before funding ends! “Don’t forget to pick up your eight no-cost Covid test kits each month from your local pharmacy. Your insurance will cover eight test kits/month while the government is still reimbursing them.”