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The world needs an explanation
On March 27, Democratic lawmakers called on Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, the CDC, and other federal agencies to release COVID-19 race/ethnicity data. The American Medical Association, joined by six other professional organizations, followed suit with a letter addressed to Azar on April 8. It wasn't until the first week of April that the CDC began including race/ethnicity data in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). By April 17, racial data was still missing from 75% of CDC data, according to a report on racial disparities and COVID-19 released April 30 by the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC). About half of U.S. states have yet to release demographic data on deaths. The federal government may withhold racial data in part because it can be misinterpreted and used to back racist policies, Howell said. On the other hand, withholding the data can meet that same end, exposing the inequities already present in U.S. systems. "This amount of racial inequality is always with us and we rarely care until it comes up in our face and then we say it's shameful and ask who's fault it is," Howell said. In the DPCC report, lawmakers pushed for guaranteed equitable access to testing and vaccines as they move forward in clinical trial development. The authors of the report also said they would introduce legislation requiring federal agencies to release demographic COVID-19 data and establish a Heroes Fund to increase pay and protection for frontline workers. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) introduced a bill earlier this week that would create a national health equity task force to address these disparities. The virus may be exploiting inequities in the U.S., but it does not discriminate by race, and will spread to all c
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The pursuit of tru-h
For example, when the state initially launched drive-through testing, it became clear -- when one 90-year-old woman walked a mile in the heat to get tested -- this would not be accessible to many low-income individuals who didn't have cars, Gee said. So public health officials targeted zip codes where the highest rates of COVID-19 deaths were reported and deployed testing there. "We are seeing a lot of success with approaches that are more place-based and reflective of where the data shows us people need care," Gee told MedPage Today. Including community leaders in areas hit the hardest by the virus in policy making will be particularly important as states begin to reopen businesses and loosen stay-at-home measures. As Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) forges ahead with plans to reopen tattoo parlors, hair salons, and bowling alleys, for example, the state's National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) chapter criticized that decision, saying it would disproportionately affect people of color. Newly released CDC data showed more than 80% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the state were black. The timing of the release of race/ethnicity data and states reopening may also make African Americans most affected by the virus feel they are not adequately being considered in the COVID-19 response, Jones said. "To us, it is another signal that maybe our lives are not valued." A Lack of Data Deploying high numbers of population-based testing and contact tracing in a public health approach will allow states to predict where they need to allocate resources, get in front of the virus, and control its spread, Jones said. However, evidence-based interventions are only possible when there is data to inform them. Public health officials need to
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Black people are so miserable
During a White House press briefing on April 10, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD, MPH, told people of color to "step up and help stop the spread so that we can protect those who are most vulnerable." Asking individuals to shoulder the burden of COVID-19 response assumes they have the privilege of participating in social distancing measures and remote working, and ignores the environment they are living in that plays such a large role in determining the types of choices they are able to make, said Lawrence Brown, PhD, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Population Health Institute. "When we say 'at-risk populations,' we aren't just looking at the people, we are looking at the conditions that people are placed in and the health outcomes that are a reflection of that," Brown told MedPage Today. "We owe it to ourselves to put personal responsibility into a spatial and historical context." Legacy of Spatial Segregation African Americans shoulder a higher burden of chronic disease, with 40% higher rates of hypertension and 60% higher rate of diabetes than white Americans, both of which have been tied to negative COVID-19 outcomes. This is partially because spatial segregation has forced many into housing areas with limited access to healthy foods, clean air, and green space. These social determinants of health are contributing to poorer COVID-19 outcomes among people of color. "Once infected, we carry the burden of living in disinvested communities," Jones said. Where these vulnerable populations are living cannot be separated from the COVID-19 outcomes being reported, and speak to a long legacy of spatial and occupational segregation, Brown said. Take Shelby County, Tennessee, for example, which deployed testing in the east side, where most h
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But according to the New York Times, Ms. Yan's evolution was "carefully designed" by Mr. Guo and Mr. Bannon.They put Ms. Yan on a plane to the United States, provided her with accommodation, instructed her on how to appear in the media and helped her contact conservative television anchors for interviews."They fed her deep-rooted belief that the virus was a product of genetic engineering and accepted her evidence whether it was right or wrong," the report said.
author: verselisbryon | inserted: 05. 01. 2021, 02:00:59 | reply 
How Steve Bannon and a Chinese Billionaire Created a Right-Wing Coronavirus Media Sensation
author: verselisbryon | inserted: 31. 12. 2020, 03:08:44 | reply 
Dr. Li-Meng Yan wanted to remain anonymous. It was mid-January, and Dr. Yan, a researcher in Hong Kong, had been hearing rumors about a dangerous new virus in mainland China that the government was playing down. Terrified for her personal safety and career, she reached out to her favorite Chinese YouTube host, known for criticizing the Chinese government.
author: verselisbryon | inserted: 22. 12. 2020, 02:12:52 | reply 
Serologic testing of U.S. blood donations to identify SARS-CoV-2-reactive antibodies: December 2019-January 2020
author: zakherandrei | inserted: 11. 12. 2020, 03:02:54 | reply 
Cheap flights
When going to Europe there are cheap flights from Prague to Bergamo. It's worth trying. For about 15 US Dollars you get from the heart of Europe to a nice old city near italian lakes, where you can trek, walk and eat :).
author: TH | inserted: 22. 10. 2017, 14:43:38 | reply 
Amalfi coast vs. Sperlonga
Amalfi coast may be great but it is a long way from Roma. We tried Sperlonga (something between 60 and 90 minutes from Roma by train and taxi). It is an ancient Roman resort and it is quite nice. Some beaches, shops, old (but small) city with steep streets and great ice cream. If you have excessive 3 days in Roma try it.
author: Thomas | inserted: 22. 06. 2008, 21:12:38 | reply 

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Italy (Italian: Italia), officially the Italian Republic, (Italian: Repubblica Italiana), is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily and Sardinia. Italy shares its northern Alpine boundary with France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. The independent states of San Marino and the Vatican City are enclaves within the Italian Peninsula, while Campione d'Italia is an Italian exclave in Switzerland. Italy has been the home of many European cultures, such as the Etruscans and the Romans, and later was the birthplace of the movement of the Renaissance, that began in Tuscany and spread all over Europe. Italy's capital Rome was for centuries the center of Western civilization, and is the seat of the Catholic Church. Today, Italy is a democratic republic and a developed country with the 20th highest GDP per capita, the 8th-highest Quality-of-life index, and the 20th-highest Human Development Index rating in the world. It is a founding member of what is now the European Union (having signed the Treaty of Rome in 1957), and also a member of the G8 (having the world's 7th largest nominal GDP), NATO, OECD, the Council of Europe, the Western European Union, the Central European Initiative, and a Schengen state. On January 1, 2007 Italy began a two year term as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the regional states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI established a Fascist dictatorship. His alliance with Nazi Germany led to Italy's defeat in World War II. A democratic republic replaced the monarchy in 1946 and economic revival followed. Italy was a charter member of NATO and the European Economic Community (EEC). It has been at the forefront of European economic and political unification, joining the Economic and Monetary Union in 1999. Persistent problems include illegal immigration, organized crime, corruption, high unemployment, sluggish economic growth, and the low incomes and technical standards of southern Italy compared with the prosperous north.
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