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We want to call your attention to a virtual event in Spanish!

Social and Racial Justice Vaccines

Hi all! We want to call your attention to a virtual event in Spanish, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Community Engagement Alliance (NIH CEAL), UF Care2 Health Equity Center, our Spanish language site Querida Pandemia, and other organizations serving the Spanish-speaking community in the U.S. 📅When: Saturday March 27, 2pm EST To

How do we overcome mistrust in the vaccines, especially with Black Americans?

Social and Racial Justice Vaccines

A: As many as half of Black Americans have expressed reluctance to take the COVID-19 vaccines (1), which some attribute to the enduring legacy of the egregious Tuskegee Syphilis Study. Reticence to take the coronavirus vaccine is complicated. Listening and understanding history is critical. Contrary to many peoples’ understanding of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, Black

Trauma and COVID-19

Mental Health Social and Racial Justice

Q: I’ve heard people using language about trauma and COVID-19. Can you explain? I know COVID-19 is bad… but what makes it traumatizing? A: COVID-19 has caused tragic loss for people around the world. What we consider to be a *loss* is very personal, and can be so emotionally intense that it creates traumatic responses.

COVID-19 in Jails and Prisons

Social and Racial Justice Vaccines

Q: We know that individuals in jails and prisons are disproportionately getting COVID-19. What are the reasons for this and what can be done about it? How much more likely are incarcerated people to get COVID-19 than the rest of the population? A: Incarcerated individuals are approximately 5 times as likely as the general population

You asked for more Heroes of the Pandemic. We’ve got ’em! Dr. Ala Stanford

Social and Racial Justice Vaccines Women in STEM

Tonight we’re honored to introduce Dr. Ala Stanford, pediatric surgeon and founder of Black Doctors Covid-19 Consortium in Philadelphia. Dr. Stanford has had an extraordinary career in medicine filled with both adventure and service. No stranger to “stepping up and stepping in”, she leapt into action in April, 2020 when she realized that Black Philadelphians

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Social and Racial Justice

The pandemic has shone a new light on the harms of racism in our society. Narrowly viewed, COVID-19 affects Black, brown, and Native people more often and more seriously than people who are white. And broadly speaking, the pandemic has also laid bare fundamental injustices in our social order. Today, we pause to honor Dr.

What is trust? Does trust impact the US COVID-19 vaccine response effort?

Social and Racial Justice Uncertainty and Misinformation Vaccines

A: Trust in our health system is influenced by our beliefs about its benefits and consequences to ourselves and others. Low trust can derail the best of public health and medical treatments. Trust in the US health system is complicated by experiences and historical events that non-majority communities. People need time, reliable information, and repeated

What do we know about racial/ethnic differences in COVID-19 mortality and the reasons for this?

Data and Metrics Social and Racial Justice

A. Recent data across U.S. states show that Black Americans and other people of color experience much higher mortality from COVID-19 than whites. Studies also point to structural barriers, and not biological susceptibility, that contribute to worse disease progression and higher mortality in these groups of Americans. We’ve previously posted on the U.S. death toll

How is the homeless/transient population doing during this pandemic?

Social and Racial Justice

In the United States, hundreds of thousands of people are experiencing homelessness each night. There are many reasons why people might be experiencing homelessness: some people are chronically homeless, some were recently evicted or lost their housing, some are leaving a violent situation, and some are staying with friends or family temporarily but might not