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States are calling racism a public health crisis. Here’s what that means

States are calling racism a public health crisis. Here’s what that means

With Covid-19, the US is experiencing its worst public health crisis in a generation. But that same crisis is prompting leaders to take note of another emergency, one that has been ongoing for centuries: Racism. Michigan and Nevada became the latest states to declare racism a public health crisis earlier this month, joining Wisconsin and…MORE

Shabbat dinners amid the pandemic: An ancient Jewish tradition goes virtual

Shabbat dinners amid the pandemic: An ancient Jewish tradition goes virtual

For decades, Teme Ring was cut off from her Jewish faith. The former lawyer was forced to give up her career in 2000, after an onslaught of autoimmune diseases and dysautonomia, conditions that also made her too weak to step into a synagogue for in-person services. “I’m in my own personal diaspora,” she said. In…MORE

Health advisers to the government say hospitals are ‘scrambling’ after Trump administration’s ‘abrupt’ change to  Covid-19 data reporting requirements

Health advisers to the government say hospitals are ‘scrambling’ after Trump administration’s ‘abrupt’ change to Covid-19 data reporting requirements

In a letter, public health advisers to the US government said they are “extremely concerned” and “troubled” by the Trump administration’s decision to change how hospitals report Covid-19 data. The letter, dated July 31, described hospitals as “scrambling” to determine how to meet new daily Covid-19 reporting requirements to the US Department of Health and…MORE

Why you shouldn’t be worried about getting the coronavirus from food

Why you shouldn’t be worried about getting the coronavirus from food

Health experts say there’s no evidence the coronavirus can be transmitted through food. You might have seen reports this week that Chinese authorities said a surface sample from a batch of frozen chicken wings imported from Brazil tested positive for coronavirus. But don’t panic. Yes, the virus was detected on the food product in the…MORE

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