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Large Scale Vaccination Sites Open, Vulnerable Groups Death Rate Increases
January 14, 2021
As of Monday, January 11, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 137 new deaths and new cases 12,617 of COVID-19. There were 7,910 people with COVID-19 hospitalized with 22% of these people in the ICU. According to the L.A. County Dept. of Public Health, statistics show that L.A County has gone from an average of 791 people hospitalized two months ago to about 8,000 patients, an increase of 1,000%. ... 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 »
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 »
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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 »
Congresswoman Bass Holds Town Hall Meeting for COVID-19 Relief Package
December 30, 2020
The meeting began with Congressmember Bass reporting that “We wanted to have this townhall tonight to talk to everyone in the district to make sure that you understand what happened, and how it impacts you. So, tonight we’re going to talk about the facts. We’re going to talk about what was passed, and we’re also going to talk about how you can access the resources.” ... read more »
Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Hits Milestone After Administering COVID-19 Vaccine to Five Health Care Workers
December 24, 2020
Kaiser Permanente is the first health care organization in California to receive and administer the Pfizer vaccines ... read more »
BLM L.A. Discusses African American “Distrust” of the COVID-19 Vaccine
December 24, 2020
Now that both Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines have been authorized by the FDA and are beginning to roll out, hesitancy is growing among Americans about receiving them. ... read more »
Moderna Vaccine Arrives in Time for Christmas
December 24, 2020
Public health officials urge everyone to stay home for Christmas as a second vaccine comes to battle COVID-19. ... read more »
 
New Coronavirus Vaccine Requires ‘Trust’ of African American Community
November 19, 2020
Researchers are urging more people of color to participate in clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine, but participation numbers so far are low. ... read more »
OP-ED: Black Americans and COVID-19 Clinical Trials
September 10, 2020
Black Americans have to be involved at all levels of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. We cannot afford to be silent, detached, denied, or prevented from being at the decision-making tables in terms of COVID-19 public health policies, research, clinical trials, remedies, and vaccine development. Our lives and future are at stake. ... read more »
Scholarship Applications Open for Underrepresented Students in the Chemical Sciences
January 24, 2020
The American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Program is offering renewable scholarships of $1,000 to $5,000 per year for African American, Hispanic/Latinx and Native American students majoring in chemistry-related fields and pursuing chemistry-related careers. Qualified students may be studying at community colleges or four-year institutions. Graduating high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors may apply.   ... read more »
Karen Boykin-Towns Takes Her Talents to Sard Verbinnen
September 19, 2019
“I want people who are going to be able to tell it straight. People who will assess a situation and then be able to give you the realities of what it is,” Boykin-Towns said of her expectations in her new role. ... read more »
Sickle Cell Strong: Sickle Cell Disease Advocate Marie Ojiambo
August 8, 2019
Ojiambo raises awareness around sickle cell disease and advocate for better health care opportunities for patients suffering from the disease in Kenya. ... read more »
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