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    By Aldon Thomas Stiles California Black Media Officials in Sacramento and Washington frequently point to the low unemployment rate in the state and around the country as proof that the U.S. economy has recovered from the downturn experienced during the global COVID-19 crisis. But the total unemployment rate for Black Californians seems stuck at almost ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent The Food and Drug Administration has granted permission for a second COVID-19 booster shot – a fourth for those already receiving the additional dose. The authorization is for individuals 50 and older, which health officials said would provide extra protection for the most vulnerable population if ...
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    By Charlene Muhammad California Black Media The Covid-19 pandemic is taking a heavy toll on the health, finances, and mobility of people around the world, affecting almost everyone on the planet. Youth, in particular, have been experiencing an uptick in mental health cases, including depression, in a trend U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy is calling ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Sickness and disease, and saying goodbye to loved ones have been a next-level reality check for the community, but Juanita Matthews is no stranger to grief. Her foundation was developed out of her own past devastation, and became the basis for how she is now helping others get through their most difficult ...
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    By Dianne Anderson As predicted, outbreaks of the bigger badder cousin of Covid-19 show a surge in new cases nationally, and almost all now filling up hospital wards are unvaccinated. Now called the “pandemic of the unvaccinated,” the CDC reports cases topped a 70% increase nationwide with deaths up 26% last week, and counting. Los ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Nat’l Correspondent According to results from a new Commonwealth Fund survey, Americans who have suffered the most during the COVID-19 pandemic are also the most likely saddled with medical bill problems and debt. The Commonwealth Fund, a foundation that promotes a high-performing health care system that achieves better ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Since May, the COVID Delta variant has become the most common strain, escalating from 5% to 35% of cases in California, and fully 99% of all those that are dying right now nationwide are unvaccinated. Those sheer numbers of preventable deaths are driving groups like the National Council of Negro Women to ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Local Black medical experts came together last week desperate to get the COVID-19 vaccine into the arms of the community, now more than ever as the fast-moving Delta variant gains ground. The doctors talked about how the vaccine protects against COVID-19 deaths, even against the dangerous more contagious mutation. But so much ...
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    By Manny Otiko California Black Media Public health experts are warning vaccinated people to not post photos of their vaccine cards on social media or anywhere else online. “Don’t share it on social media because there is protected health information on it,” said Dr. Jerry Abrams, a physician who works at the Kedran Community Health ...
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    By Charlene Crowell Each year Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) publishes a comprehensive report on the nation’s challenges and prospects in one of life’s most basic needs. This year, its State of the Nation’s Housing 2021assesses the rippling financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, while also warning that despite substantial federal government ...