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CDC vows to tackle RACISM epidemic as ‘serious public health threat'

14 days ago   |   By RT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , the US health authority, has declared racism as a threat to ‘communities of color' and launched an internet portal to advance the cause of ‘health equity.'
Racism “is a serious public health threat that directly affects the well-being of millions of Americans. As a result, it affects the health of our entire nation,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said on Thursday.
Reflecting on the impact of Covid-19, Walensky said it was “felt most severely, in communities of color” and that the pandemic “illuminated inequities that have existed for...
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CDC declares racism 'a serious public health threat'

CDC declares racism 'a serious public health threat'

14 days ago   |   By Politico

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday labeled racism as a serious threat to public health and said it would take steps to address the matter.
“What we know is this: racism is a serious public health threat that directly affects the well-being of millions of Americans,” Rochelle Walensky, the CDC director, said in a statement. “As a result, it affects the health of our entire nation.”
Walensky, one of the most public faces of the Biden administration's coronavirus response, is the latest administration health official to highlight the issue of racism in public health...
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Health officials report 3,369 cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, 22 deaths

Health officials report 3,369 cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, 22 deaths

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The Illinois Department of Public Health Friday reported 3,369 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 22 additional deaths. The... Read more ...

San Diego Gaslamp Quarter shooting leaves 1 dead, 4 wounded

San Diego Gaslamp Quarter shooting leaves 1 dead, 4 wounded

The gunman had been bumping into people and verbally picking fights, police said. Read more ...

Biden sees economic opportunity in climate fight

Biden sees economic opportunity in climate fight

Opening the final session of the two-day virtual global climate summit, President Joe Biden says he wants to shift the conversation from climate threat to economic opportunities. Read more ...

White House reveals Biden's first overseas trip will be to Europe

White House reveals Biden's first overseas trip will be to Europe

The White House announced Friday that President Biden will make his first foreign trip in June with stops in the UK and Belgium. Read more ...

CDC says women under 50 are at the highest risk of blood clots after J&J...

CDC says women under 50 are at the highest risk of blood clots after J&J shot as advisors debate the vaccine's future

Summary List Placement Fifteen women who received Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine have developed a rare type of blood clot in their brains, officials disclosed in slides... Read more ...

CDC advisory panel says 2 more deaths may be linked to J&J vaccine

CDC advisory panel says 2 more deaths may be linked to J&J vaccine

Two more people have died from a rare combination of blood clots and low platelet counts that may be linked to Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine, according to data that... Read more ...

Manchester United wing legend Ryan Giggs charged with assaulting two women...

Manchester United wing legend Ryan Giggs charged with assaulting two women as Wales announce he will NOT lead team at Euros

Manchester United icon Ryan Giggs - the current manager of the Welsh national team - has been charged with assaulting two women in an incident stemming from November... Read more ...

Animal control officer uses mother duck noise on her phone to coax ducklings...

Animal control officer uses mother duck noise on her phone to coax ducklings from storm drain

An animal control officer noticed a mother duck in distress and called for help. Eleven ducklings were trapped in a storm drain. Read more ...

‘I'm in': Caitlyn Jenner signs paperwork, will run for governor of California

‘I'm in': Caitlyn Jenner signs paperwork, will run for governor of California

With California Governor Gavin Newsom facing a likely recall vote, former Olympian and reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner has announced a run for his seat as a Republican. Jenner... Read more ...

De Blasio applauds Trump's call in The Post for all to get COVID vaccine

De Blasio applauds Trump's call in The Post for all to get COVID vaccine

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday lauded former President Donald Trump for encouraging all Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccine in an interview this week with The Post. Read more ...