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CDC’s Independent Vaccine Advisers Will Meet To Discuss Covid-19 Boosters For Kids

The ACIP will meet Thursday to discuss updates on Covid-19 vaccine safety and effectiveness for children ages 5-11 years, CDC guidance on boosters for that age group and the framework for that booster dose.

Coronavirus Committee: Meat Companies Lied About Impending Shortage And Put Workers At Risk

The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, found that meat processors' warnings about the nation being on the brink of a meat shortage were not based in fact.

The Food And Drug Administration Is Taking Aim At Menthol Cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration want to snuff out menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars which are popular with Blacks, but they have a strong supporter in Rev. Al Sharpton of the National Action Network.

Innovative Health Program Provides Alternative For Sick Employees

When Dallas-based Hardies Fresh Foods executives entered into an arrangement with Hamilton Health Box, it was seen as not only a cost-saving measure but also an investment in the more than 400 employees at the Dallas-based company. During a recent visit to Dallas, Dr. Glenn Davis talked about how the Houston-based company that specializes in mobile clinics is helping companies and their employees along with their families by setting up offices on the premises to provide medical care.

Black Catholic Nuns: A Compelling, Long-overlooked History

In the 1In the 1960s, Professor Shaneen Dee Williams writes, Black nuns were often discouraged or blocked by their white superiors from engaging in the civil rights struggle.

America’s Teens In Crisis: Mental Health Disorders Now Biggest Concern

“The mental health of Black American youth “was in crisis long before COVID-19 devastated the world, but no national public health crisis was called.”

Health Care Firms Were Pushed To Confront Racism. Now Some Are Investing In Black...

Marcus Whitney stands out in Nashville’s $95 billion health care sector as an investor in startups. In addition to co-founding a venture capital firm, he’s organized an annual health tech conference and co-founded the city’s professional soccer club.

Where Masks Are Still Required In Oregon, Washington

Now that the March 12 mask mandate has lifted the requirement to mask up, the public will need to know which places where masks are still required.

The NFL Has Been Using An Unproven Measure To Get Players With Covid Back...

The number of NFL employees testing positive per week in December went from about 30 to about 300, most of them players who would have to sit out of practices and games.

Charts Paint A Grim Picture 2 Years Into The Coronavirus Pandemic

Covid rocketed up the list of leading killers in the U.S. like nothing in recent memory.

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The Stigma Around Male Domestic Violence; How Do We Discuss This...

In an article done by the World Economic Forum, Vanita Sundaram stated that among the young people she spoke to about whether or not violence was unacceptable provided a variety of responses, with them stating that men are innately violent. Women hitting men was seen as “unproblematic,” with people arguing that women are physically weaker and frail (thus, their use of violence was less significant).