COVID-19

COVID-19 was ‘Bloody Sunday’ for America’s Racial Health Disparities; Yet, There is Little Progress

Black doctors on the front lines against racism in medicine across the U. S. had hoped that the revelation of racially disparate suffering and death amidst the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID 19) would become the “Bloody Sunday” for revealing the truth about health disparities in America and escalate the long struggle to end them. But that has apparently not happened.  

A Ram in the Bush and A Negro in the Cut

I know you’re wondering what I’m talking about.  I’m talking about Joseph Abiodun Ladapo.  Ladapo is the Surgeon General of Florida and Governor Ronald Dion DeSantis’ handpicked negro.  

Opinion: How We Can Protect Our Communities From COVID After the Pandemic 

Overcoming challenges that Black communities here in Los Angeles and throughout California have faced due to COVID-19 has not been easy. However, through hard work, listening to our community, and the power of prayer, we have found ways to win over the virus. After all, prayers are powerful, but even more so when paired with COVID-19 medications.

Millions of Californians in Jeopardy of Losing Medi-Cal

Between June 2023 and May 2024, more than 15 million Medi-Cal recipients will have their Medi-Cal eligibility redetermined as part of what’s been referred to as the “great unwinding”. In June 2023, an alarming 225,000 individuals were disenrolled from Medi-Cal mainly because they did not return their redetermination packages or “yellow envelope” to the county for processing.

L.A. County and Local Organizations Urge 10 Days of Mask-Wearing

After a jump in cases and hospitalizations following the holiday break, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is joining community-based organizations in asking county residents to temporarily wear a face covering for 10 days in indoor public places to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect their friends, family, and community from an impending surge in cases.

Updated Booster is Here, Just in Time for the Holiday Season

Thanksgiving is next week, and Christmas is around the corner. The holiday season has officially arrived. Now that the updated booster authorized for individuals as young as five, we’re even closer to ensuring the whole family is protected during fall and winter when the spread of respiratory viruses is at its peak.

Monkeypox Health Crisis: How California is Responding

As the monkeypox virus outbreak spreads across the globe, Gov. Gavin Newsom says California will need to galvanize “forces” across regions and relax some state regulations and statutes to combat a disease that poses a threat greater than local authorities may be able to respond to effectively.