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Gov. Newsom Stands Firm on Mandates as State Reaches COVID Milestone
October 21, 2021
The coronavirus vaccines will be added to other vaccines like ones for measles, mumps rubella, tetanus, and whooping cough, for example, that are required without exception for all students in the state. For those and other shots explicitly stated in California law, no waivers are allowed for any reason, even religious or philosophical ones. ... read more »
39th Annual ABWP Benefit Event Was A Smashing Success
November 12, 2020
Undaunted by the current pandemic, the 39th Annual Charity and Scholarship Benefit presented by the Association of Black Women Physicians (ABWP) maintained its anticipated aura of class and sophistication. The event paid tribute to the work of pioneering and modern-day black female physicians while conveying the all-important values of professionalism and community service. ... read more »
COVID-19 and Black People
April 2, 2020
At present the CDC has noted that those with chronic lung disease, moderate to severe asthma, serious heart conditions, those immunocompromised including cancer treatment, severely obese, diabetic, with renal failure, or liver disease are at higher risk for severe illness. That warning should be clearly heard by the African American community. We are 2.2 times more likely to have diabetes, 20% more likely to have high blood pressure, and 30% more likely to be obese. The incidence of COPD (lung disease) in our women is 34% higher than in White women. Bottom line, if we acquire the virus, bad things are more likely to happen. That’s pass number one. ... read more »
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