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Five on Friday: SCOTUS Blocks Attempt to End DACA
By: MCN Admin, Jun. 19, 2020
Friday is here again! Here are five recent news selections that were shared by MCN staff this week. Thanks to the Supreme Court, we have a double dose of the Weekly Win to guide us into the weekend.  Amy shared an article, “As Summer Season Heats Up, Migrant Workers Confront Compounded Coronavirus Risks,” that references MCN’s recent webinar, “COVID-19 and the Realities for Farmworkers... Read More
Is COVID-19 Airborne? Q&A with Dr. Chad Roy and Dr. Ed Zuroweste
By: Claire Hutkins Seda, Jun. 17, 2020
[Editor’s Note: This article is set to be published in the upcoming issue of Streamline. Be sure to subscribe for our in-print quarterly publication here.]New Studies on Airborne TransmissionDuring the webinar, Dr. Zuroweste described two recent epidemiological studies that highlight the risks associated with the aerobiology of COVID-19. One research paper covered the resulting COVID-19... Read More
Five on Friday: Challenges of False-negative COVID-19 Tests
By: Anonymous, Jun. 12, 2020
Friday has arrived! Many in our clinical network around the country have been very hard at work and outside of work to serve patients, support the community, and fight for justice. MCN’s Witness to Witness has offered resources and webinars about stress, grief, and support in recent weeks that are now available on our site. Stay safe and healthy as you continue your important work!  Laz... Read More
Guest Blog: New WHO Guidance on Masks for COVID-19 Ignores Findings of its Own E
By: MCN Admin, Jun. 10, 2020
[Editor’s Note: Today’s blog post comes from Rory O’Neill, Occupational Health and Workplace Safety Advisor for the International Trade Union Confederation, editor of Hazards magazine and professor at the University of Liverpool School of Law and Social Justice, England.  His commentary, originally published through an occupational health listserv and on Twitter, includes the perspective of... Read More
Best Practices in Mobile Team Outreach
By: MCN Admin, Jun. 8, 2020
Just west of Portland, Oregon, thousands of acres of orchards, vineyards, and berry bushes stretch out across fertile plains. Every June, these fields are closely tended and harvested by migrant and seasonal agricultural workers who have arrived from around the country and throughout the Western Hemisphere. But 2020 is different: the COVID-19 pandemic has hit this region hard, with Washington... Read More
Five on Friday: Farmworkers Dying as Infections Spike
By: MCN Admin, Jun. 5, 2020
This week, our wonderful Chief Medical Officer, Laszlo Madaras, MD, MPH, gained yet another set of letters after his name: FAAFP, as he has now become a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Congratulations, Laz!  Here are some pieces we shared this week at MCN that we’d like to share with you: Amy shared “Public Health Experts Say the Pandemic Is Exactly Why Protests... Read More
A Tribute to a Patient Who Died of COVID-19
By: Laszlo Madaras, Jun. 3, 2020
By Laszlo Madaras, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer for the Migrant Clinicians NetworkHis name, translated from French, was something like “Dear Heart”* I got to know him when I admitted him to our rural Pennsylvania hospital, and I found the name fit him well.  That week, as the hospitalist admitter for the emergency room, I evaluated patients from noon to 7pm every day – but Dear Heart stood... Read More
What Primary Care Means: Notes from Amy K. Liebman on the Patient Perspective
By: Amy Liebman, Jun. 2, 2020
[Editor’s Note: Earlier today, Amy K. Liebman, MA, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health for Migrant Clinicians Network, presented to the Committee on Implementing High-Quality Primary Care, of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. She described what primary care means for migrant and immigrant patients across the US, based on what our clinical network shares... Read More
Position Statement: Standing in Solidarity Against Racial Violence and Injustice
By: MCN Admin, Jun. 2, 2020
Migrant Clinicians Network, a nonprofit dedicated to health justice, mourns and condemns the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Tony McDade. Racism, as we have witnessed throughout our nation’s history and which remains pernicious, unrelenting, and unaddressed today, has deadly consequences. Racial violence and police brutality, widespread and at times highly visible,... Read More
Five on Friday: Significant Risks to Health Workers During Pandemic
By: MCN Admin, May. 29, 2020
It can be a challenge to select just five pieces to highlight each week. Here are some of the articles that we bet you haven’t seen yet this week -- and we think you’ll enjoy them and maybe find them useful in your own work in health justice in the age of COVID-19. Laz uses David Aronoff, MD’s metaphor to describe to COVID-19 patients how remdesivir is only effective when given early in the... Read More
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