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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...

Public Notice, A Potential Gold Mine

Wallace Allen, publisher of Westside Story News and radio host of Empire Talks Back By Julian Do, EMS “You’re sitting on a gold mine but you don’t know it,” said Wallace Allen, publisher of the African American newspaper Westside Story News, speaking to an EMS...

COVID-19 fuels the threat of global famine

Clockwise from top left: Steve Ravarella, Senior Spokesperson for the UN World Food Programme; Parul Sachdeva, Country Advisor in India for Give2Asia; Elio Rujano, Communications Officer for the World Food Programme's regional bureau in Central America and the...

Amid COVID, LA County Hustles to Help the Hungry

Clockwise from top left: Elizabeth Cervantes, Director of Agency Relations and Product Acquisitions, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank; Eloisa Gonzalez, MD, MPH, Director of Integrative Medicine at the Wellness Center at LAC+USC Historic General Hospital, spokesperson...

COVID-19 Survivor Recites Prayers from Childhood

Shireen Carlson and her husband Leif Editor’s Note: Indian American Shireen Carlson, and her husband Leif, were both recently stricken with COVID. The couple is shown here on their wedding day April 28, 2018. (Som Sharma photo/courtesy of Leif and Shireen Carlson)....

Keeper of the Flame – Myanmar Gazette

By Julian Do, EMS Thakhin KaiBwor, publisher and editor of the Myanmar Gazette, has a unique mission: to provide news and information while maintaining a common identity for some 300,000 Burmese immigrants in the U.S. whose home country has over 54 million people...

The “Trump Religion” May Be Here to Stay

From left to right: Meili Criezis, Global Network on Extremism and Technology Associate Fellow; Colin P. Clarke, Senior Research Fellow, The Soufan Center; Ricardo Corzo Moreno, theologian specializing in Latino churches By Pilar Marrero, Ethnic Media Services The day...

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