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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 ...
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    By Manny Otiko California Black Media Covid-19 cases are plunging as California prepares to slowly reopen this week. However, returning workers will face a different environment. Some workplaces such as restaurants and amusement parks will require proof of testing and vaccination. Testing — or some other proof of vaccine status — are already required to ...
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    By Dianne Anderson To help the community get vaxxed and local businesses back on track, the Tustin Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with Families Together nonprofit to provide parts of Orange County with over 40,000 jabs, and counting. The health clinic took their act on the road when they saw the growing need to ...
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    By Gustavo F. Velasquez & Tunua Thrash-Ntuk Special to Precinct Reporter Group Due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, paying rent has become a real struggle for millions of Californians. But help is available to renters and landlords through the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program. Based on income level, qualified applicants can receive assistance with ...