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In Rural Missouri, Latinos Learn to Contain and Cope With the Coronavirus | California Healthline

By Sebastián Martínez Valdivia, KBIA Francisco Bonilla is a pastor in Carthage, Missouri, tending to the spiritual needs of the town’s growing Latino community. He’s also a media personality, broadcasting his voice far beyond the walls of Casa de Sanidad. Bonilla runs a low-power, Spanish-language radio station from the church. He mainly uses the station to […]

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Health Care Workers of Color Nearly Twice as Likely as Whites to Get COVID-19 | California Healthline

By Christina Jewett Health care workers of color were more likely to care for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, more likely to report using inadequate or reused protective gear, and nearly twice as likely as white colleagues to test positive for the coronavirus, a new study from Harvard Medical School researchers found. The study also […]

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Maryland County Pledges Investigation of Health Worker’s Coronavirus Death | California Healthline

Officials in Maryland’s Prince George’s County say they “will spare no time or expense” investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a veteran public health worker who died of COVID-19 after relatives and co-workers believe she contracted the coronavirus on the job. The probe follows a story by KHN and the Associated Press two weeks ago focusing […]

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#QuackWatch | Don’t Fall for This Video: Hydroxychloroquine Is Not a COVID-19 Cure | California Healthline

  Millions of people, including the president of the United States, have seen or shared a video in which a doctor falsely claims there is a cure for the coronavirus, and it’s a medley starring hydroxychloroquine. The video shows several doctors in white coats giving a press conference outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. It persists on social media despite bans from […]

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Snapshot | Google Alerts: Autism | Circa February 7, 2018

Google Alert – autismgoogle alertsx Google Alerts googlealerts-noreply@google.com UnsubscribeFeb 7, 2018, 11:06 AM GoogleautismDaily update ⋅ February 7, 2018 NEWS Researchers Develop 2-Minute Autism Screening ToolDisability ScoopNew research suggests that a quick questionnaire may be highly accurate at flagging children for autism. In 88 percent of cases, the so-called Psychological Development Questionnaire, or PDQ-1, correctly […]

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Snapshot | Google Alerts – Autism | Circa November 1, 2016

Google Alert – autismgoogle alertsx Google Alerts googlealerts-noreply@google.com UnsubscribeNov 1, 2016, 12:02 PM GoogleautismDaily update ⋅ November 1, 2016NEWS Study links autism to mitochondrial DNAUPI.comITHACA, N.Y., Oct. 31 (UPI) — A new study conducted by Cornell University researchers confirms the link between some forms of autism and defects in …Certain Mitochondrial DNA Mutations May Increase […]

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COVID19 meets the antivaccine movement

COVID19 meets the antivaccine movement Peter J. Hotez∗ Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer The CDC just reported steep declines in the number of American children receiving their routine immunizations. Data from the Vaccines for Children Program (which provides one-half of federally purchased vaccines) and the Vaccine Safety Datalink, find that the US national COVID19 […]