Stories tagged: "public health"


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COVID Vaccine Hesitancy Is a Very Real Concern in Communities of Color. Black Doctors Are Doing Something About It.

The COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy Black communities have is warranted. Black healthcare providers have taken on the responsibility to help change it.

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Trump Will Get Top-Notch Care for COVID-19. Not All Americans Can Say the Same.

The care Trump is likely to receive in the coming days will set him apart from most people who’ve contracted the virus, a disproportionate percentage of whom have been Black, Latino, or low-income.

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10 Months into the COVID Crisis and Experts Say These Are Still the Best Ways to Protect Yourself

While the Trump administration has repeatedly undermined the CDC in its efforts to combat the virus, science has proven that mask-wearing and social distancing are vital in preventing and reducing chances of transmission.

The 2020 Census is nearing a close, with NC lagging in responses. (Image via Getty images.)
Time Running Out for NC in Census Count

This is the week to respond to the US Census. NC risks losing funding, political power and more if there’s an undercount.

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These Are the Measures Needed to Reopen Schools, According to an Infectious-Disease Expert

“When positivity rates in a community rise above 3%, schools will likely have to close again."

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COVID-19 Cases Are Spiking in More Than 35 States and Trump Just Withdrew From the World Health Organization

The Trump administration on Tuesday officially notified the United Nations that the United States would withdraw from the World Health Organization.

No, Hand Sanitizer Is Not Going to Catch Fire In Your Hot Car
No, Hand Sanitizer Is Not Going to Catch Fire In Your Hot Car

Provided you keep your car out of volcanoes, metal foundries, and the sun, you have nothing to worry about.