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Scientific community must reach out to African Americans to bolster confidence in vaccine
January 14, 2021
What’s clear is that the scientific community and community leaders must reach out and work hard to ensure that African Americans gain the confidence to get vaccinated. This won’t be easy. But with the leadership of Dr. Corbett and others, and with a new administration getting serious about providing the resources for mass vaccination and for outreach into the communities most impacted, lives can be saved. ... read more »
Black Physicians Get Vaccinated to Build Trust in Science Among High-Risk Minority Populations
January 14, 2021
What better way to convince doubting patients than to show them, even the local leading Black physicians will get the COVID vaccine? ... read more »
CEO of Long Beach Transit, Kenneth McDonald, Looks to Make the Ride Through a Global Pandemic Safer Every Day
January 14, 2021
Long Beach Transit looks to establish a core sense of health and safety while providing public transportation during a global pandemic; they offer a vital service for people with essential careers. Long Beach Transportation (LBT) understands their transit operators and customers rely on buses to get to their destination; everyone needs to feel secure in a time of social distancing. CEO of LBT Kenneth McDonald highlighted the measure of safety and made the health and well-being of the community a daily mission. McDonald shared that the safety protocols implemented look to reassure that daily protection is en route. ... read more »
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Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson Holds COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall
January 14, 2021
Assemblymember Mike Gipson introduced CEO of Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital, Dr. Elaine Batchlor, MD, MPH, and Vice President of Population Health at Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital (MLKCH), Dr. Jorge Reyno, MD, whom both shared new data regarding pandemic and their recommendations on getting the COVID-19 vaccine. ... read more »
What’s Holding Up California’s Rollout of COVID-19 Vaccines
January 14, 2021
Gov. Gavin Newsom first acknowledged on Jan. 4 that the state’s vaccine rollout was “not good enough.” As of Jan. 8, less than a third of the over 2 million doses of vaccines that California has received has been administered to eligible residents. ... read more »
Make It Plain Townhall Addresses Concerns of the Black Community
January 14, 2021
The Black Coalition Against COVID-19 tackles some of the pressing issues concerning the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccines. ... read more »
MLK HOSPITAL PUSHED TO THE LIMITS
January 7, 2021
It has been a little over five years since Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital re-opened its facilities along the 105 freeway, on Willowbrook Blvd. Over those few short years, the hospital’s campus and staff have grown immensely. ... read more »
January Possibly Worse Month of Pandemic, Infected Healthcare Workers’ Numbers Rise
January 7, 2021
Health officials have stated January may be the worst we’ve seen of the pandemic. ... read more »
 
State Requests 500 More Federal Medical Personnel to Assist Hospitals
January 7, 2021
L.A Supervisor Hahn is urging the Navy to put the U.S. Navy hospital ship Mercy back in service as quickly as possible. ... read more »
Africa: Dissecting the Continent’s Model for Managing a Viral Pandemic
January 7, 2021
The COVID-19 outbreak has globally left its mark. There's been different results and reactions to the virus throughout the world. Africa has an environment already painted to have a fragile healthcare system. However, it’s been recorded to have the least quantity of cases and deaths when the virus began to spread in March. Africa is now beginning to prepare for the second wave of the viral transmission.  ... read more »
L.A. County Plans to Require $5 Per Hour ‘Hero Pay’ For Grocery Workers
January 7, 2021
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted today in favor of drafting an ordinance that would require national grocery and drug retailers operating in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County to pay frontline workers an additional $5 per hour in "hero pay.'' ... read more »
Holiday Travelers Urged to Quarantine, Stay at Home Order Still in Effect
December 31, 2020
As we edge out of the holiday season and into a new year, Los Angeles County is still riding the COVID-19 surge and health officials are still calling for the public to do its part. Health officials have stated we may see another surge in a few weeks if the public disregarded safety protocols during the Christmas holiday. ... read more »
State Selects Black LA Firm to Disburse $500 Million in COVID Relief Grants
December 31, 2020
The State of California announced that it has selected a Black-led-and-operated financial firm in Los Angeles to act as the intermediary charged with disbursing $500 million in COVID-19 grants to California small businesses and non-profits.  ... read more »
COVID-19 Vaccine: Guard Yourself with the Facts Not Influence
December 31, 2020
The subject of vaccination ignites a fire of controversy, branding another line of division through the nation. Recorded history reflects a healthcare system failing to be inclusive; intentional gaps in resources for proper medical care have been wide enough to allow generations to fall through the cracks. COVID-19 illuminated the imbalance in health and medical resources among people of color. Black communities have suffered at a different rate and at polarizing levels than any other demographic. ... read more »
Black Woman, Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, Developed the Scientific Approach to the Coronavirus Vaccine
December 24, 2020
“The very vaccine that’s one of the two that has absolutely exquisite levels – 94 to 95 percent efficacy against clinical disease and almost 100 percent efficacy against serious disease that are shown to be clearly safe – that vaccine was actually developed in my institute’s vaccine research center by a team of scientists led by Dr. Barney Graham and his close colleague, Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, or Kizzy Corbett,” Dr. Fauci stated. ... read more »
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