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North Carolina Redistricting Fact Sheet

By Mark Hedin, Ethnic Media Services 2020 Census figures show that North Carolina’s population has grown by 9.48% since 2010, to 10,439,388, more than double what it was in 1970. In the once-every-decade reapportionment process, in which seats in the U.S. House of...

CDC urges all travelers to get vaccinated

From left to right: Dr. Peggy Honein, State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support Task Force, CDC; Dr. Cindy Friedman, Division of Global Migration and Quarantine in 2020, CDC; Dr. Jennifer Layden, CDC; Dr. Kevin Chatham-Stevens, Medical Officer, CDCAlso available...

Promoting Vaccines in Rural California

Clockwise from top left: Melody Cannon-Cutts, Public Health Program Manager, Del Norte County Department of Health and Human Services; Terry Supahan, Executive Director, Del Norte & Tribal Lands True North Organizing Network; Miguel Pelayo-Zepeda, Del Norte-based...

Alabama Redistricting Fact Sheet

By Mark Hedin, Ethnic Media Services 2020 Census figures show that Alabama’s population has grown by 6.3% since 2010, to 5,024,279. That change is not enough to gain or cost Alabama a seat in Congress, where the state’s contingent will remain at seven. Those seven...

Schools Are Safest Place for Kids from COVID

From left to right: Hilda L. Solis, Supervisor for the First District, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors; Debra Duardo, Superintendent of Schools, Los Angeles County; Dr. Nava Yeganeh, MD MPH, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of...

VACCINES STILL WIN IN RACE AGAINST DELTA VARIANT

From left to right: Monica Gandhi MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine and Associate Division Chief, Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine at UCSF/ SF General Hospital; Dr. Tiffani Jenae Johnson, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician, UC Davis...

Why Demonizing the Unvaccinated Won’t Work

Dr. Tiffani Jenae Johnson, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician, UC Davis Children's HospitalAlso available in Spanish and Chinese. By SUNITA SOHRABJI/EMS Contributing Editor Low-income minorities in the U.S., many of whom remain unvaccinated because of hurdles in...

Fighting global warming requires an equity approach

From left to right: Dr. Daniel Swain, Climate Scientist, UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability; Dr. Kristie L. Ebi, Professor, Center for Health and the Global Environment; Aradhna Tripati, Associate Professor, UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and...

Experts advocate for global vaccine production

From left to right: Dr. Marc Lipsitch, Professor of Epidemiology and Directo, Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Harvard School of Public Health; Peter Maybarduk, Director, Public Citizen's Access to Medicines Group; Dr. Ben Newman, Chief Virologist at the...

How communities can heal post-pandemic

Dr. Manuel Pastor (left), Distinguished Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity, University of Southern California; Leslie Cooper Johnson (right), Vice President of Organizational Development, Community CoalitionAlso available in Spanish. Experts...

CAN INDIA EMERGE FROM ITS COVID CATACLYSM?

By SUNITA SOHRABJI/EMS Contributing Editor The eyes of the world are focused on India, as the country experiences a brutal second wave of the Covid pandemic, with an average of 400,000 new daily infections and 3,000 daily deaths. Public health experts say the numbers...

A DOCTOR’S WORD ON VACCINES

Also available in Spanish. Dr. Eloisa Gonzalez, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health   Q: Can I get the Pfizer vaccine for my 1st dose and Moderna for my 2nd or vice versa? A: No. You must get the same type of vaccine for both doses. The efficacy of the...

Vaccination Rate Spurs Hope for ‘Herd Immunity’

From left to right: Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell, Second District, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors; Dr. Muntu Davis, County Health Officer, Los County Department of Public Health; Dr. Sarah Lopez, Patient Safety Officer, Los Angeles County Department of Health...

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