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New Study: COVID-19 Numbers Surged For Children
May 11, 2022
Through the winter, children and teenagers were affected tremendously by the omicron variant with antibodies detected in 75% of the largely unvaccinated population. ... read more »
Black Women Are Still Dying from Childbirth in 2022. Why? 
April 21, 2022
Black women in Los Angeles County are four times more likely to die because of pregnancy and its complications than women of any other race. In one of the wealthiest countries in the world, Black mothers are dying from preventable causes at rates that continue to rise.  ... read more »
Check Your Breast
March 23, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released that Black women are 40% more likely to die of breast cancer than white women. One in eight women born today will have breast cancer in their lifetime, however, many women still lack proper education on breast health.   ... read more »
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Protecting Kids from COVID-19 Protects Us All
March 16, 2022
Children’s exposure to the COVID-19 virus in schools, social events, and in family settings puts them, their loved ones and communities at greater risk for infection, making their vaccination more important than ever. ... read more »
Six Things to Know About Omicron’s Risks on the Job 
January 27, 2022
Look no further than your favorite restaurant, your kid’s school or your local hospital to see the effect of California’s latest bout of infections.  ... read more »
Biden Nominates 3 to Fed Board, Including First Black woman
January 25, 2022
President Joe Biden will nominate three people for the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors, including former Fed official Sarah Bloom Raskin for the top regulatory slot, and Lisa Cook, who would be the first Black woman to serve as a governor.  ... read more »
Africa CDC in Talks with Pfizer for COVID Treatment Pill
January 14, 2022
The director of Africa's Centers for Disease Control said the organization is talking to Pfizer about bringing its COVID-19 treatment pill to the continent, which has just passed 10 million cases. ... read more »
LA County Reports Another 40,000-Plus COVID Cases; Hospital Number Up Again
January 14, 2022
Another 40,000-plus cases of COVID-19 were reported in Los Angeles County today as the easily transmitted Omicron variant of the virus continued to make its impact felt, particularly in hospitals, where patient numbers continue to rise. According to state figures, there were 4,257 COVID-positive people in county hospitals as of Friday, up from 4,175 on Thursday. A total of 600 of those patients were being treated in intensive care, up from 586 a day earlier. ... read more »
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CDC Reports Shocking Increase in Autism Rates
December 23, 2021
The CDC analyzed data from 2018 and found that an estimated one in 44 children aged eight years have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in the US. ... read more »
LA City Council OKs Changes to Proof-of-Vaccination Ordinance
November 12, 2021
The Los Angeles City Council today approved enforcement measures and modifications for its new law requiring Angelenos patronizing indoor restaurants, gyms, entertainment and recreational facilities, personal care establishments and some city buildings to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. ... read more »
More Black Californians Taking COVID Shot as U.S. Reviews Vaccines for Younger Kids
October 28, 2021
Black Californians have joined Black Americans around the country in closing the COVID-19 vaccine equity gap. ... read more »
US details new international COVID-19 travel requirements
October 25, 2021
Two weeks before a new vaccination requirement kicks in for most foreign travelers to the U.S., the Biden administration detailed the new international COVID-19 air travel polices, including exemptions for kids, and new federal contact tracing requirements. Beginning on Nov. 8, foreign, non-immigrant adults traveling to the United States will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with limited exceptions, and all travelers will need to be tested for the virus before boarding an aircraft to the U.S., with tightened restrictions for those who are not fully vaccinated. ... read more »
CDC Awards Money to Community Health Services Fighting COVID-19
September 9, 2021
Multiple organizations receive funding to help health workers in communities hard hit by COVID-19. ... read more »
US booster plan faces complications, some may miss Sept. 20
September 3, 2021
Even before Biden’s announcement last month, his administration had been preparing for months for the possibility that boosters would be required, maintaining America’s supply of doses and devising promotion plans with the same “intensity” that it brought to the initial vaccination campaign, Zients told reporters Thursday. ... read more »
Violence Towards Black Females Continues
August 26, 2021
Death is tragic, but when it is someone you know it is even more devastating. I along with many others are still in shock after hearing about the senseless murder of Michelle Avan.  This shining light and rising star was murdered. ... read more »
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