• ‘It's Getting Worse.' Nursing Home Workers Confront Risks in Facilities Devastated by Coronavirus

    1 month ago - By Time

    Days before she tested positive for COVID-19 in early April, Tanya Beckford was already worried about dying because of the conditions in the Connecticut nursing home where she has worked for 23 years. She wasn't feeling well and says she and her co-workers, facing a shortage of masks, gloves and gowns , had started wearing plastic trash bags over their uniforms for protection as they cared for infected residents.
    Beckford, a certified nursing assistant in the Alzheimer's unit at Newington Rapid Recovery Rehab Center in Newington, Connecticut, had been running a low-grade fever but says the...
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  • Growing evidence that minority ethnic groups in England may be at higher risk of COVID-19

    Growing evidence that minority ethnic groups in England may be at higher risk of COVID-19

    1 month ago - By ScienceDaily

    Evidence available to date suggests that minority ethnic groups in England, particularly black and south Asian people, may be at increased risk of testing positive for Covid-19, compared to people from white British backgrounds, according to a new study.
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  • How Much Of A Role Does Privilege Play In Getting A COVID-19 Test?

    How Much Of A Role Does Privilege Play In Getting A COVID-19 Test?

    1 month ago - By Scary Mommy

    Growing up as a young black girl, I was well aware of what it felt like and looked like to be treated less than. In my middle-class home, we talked about racism. I was armed with words to say in defense of who I was, words like: I am the same as you. When I bleed, my blood is red just like yours. Today, I am the mother of three half Sri Lankan, half African American children. I must arm them with words to help shield against the racism they too will one day face.
    When I entered the emergency room in mid-March, I did not walk in thinking I'd face any discrimination. I knew what it looked...
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