#MillionsMissing 2023 – #MillionsMissing

#MillionsMissing 2023

#MillionsMissing 2023 will be held at the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington, DC on May 12th that will feature an art installation and press conference. This year, #MEAction in partnership with Body Politic, will host #MillionsMissing 2023 to demand bold, urgent governmental action for the millions of people living with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), Long COVID, and other infection-associated, complex-chronic diseases.Our protest will be an art installation that will have rows and rowsContinue…

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This Questionable Study Caught Fire in Anti-Vaccine Circles. How Did It Get Through Peer Review?

Anti vaxxer study proven false

After two months of going viral, the study is set to be retracted by BMC Infectious Diseases, the author and the journal told The Chronicle. Three years into a pandemic that has killed more than 6.8 million people, the episode is the latest illustration of the pressure on scholarly journals to vet Covid research that may be built on falsehoods — a high-stakes job that they routinely botch, observers say. Source: This Questionable Study CaughtContinue…

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COVID-19: African Americans & Health Disparities | The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Why does COVID-19 impact the Black community with such force here in the United States?

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began earlier this year, one thing has become abundantly clear: the coronavirus impacts the African American community at a disproportionate rate when compared with other populations.To help make sense of why this continues to be the case, The Wright has partnered with Detroit Public Television to present a new virtual series (sponsored, in part, by our friends at AARP Michigan) about the historical, political, and social factors intensifying the impact ofContinue…

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100 years and counting of mask wearing in Japan | Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

Gradually, the practice of mask-wearing became less dependent on a specific pandemic threat and premised more on an individual duty to protect one’s family, community and country, which demanded sustained engagement. It was not surprising then that public campaigns also built upon themes that integrated family and work life. On the one hand, mask-wearing came to symbolise the love and care in people’s relations with their family members. Source: 100 years and counting of maskContinue…

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US still has the worst, most expensive health care of any high-income country | Ars Technica

Americans spend an exorbitant amount of money on health care and have for years. As a country, the US spends more on health care than any other high-income country in the world—on the basis of both per-person costs and a share of gross domestic product. Yet, you wouldn’t know it from looking at major health metrics in years past; the US has relatively abysmal health. And, if anything, the COVID-19 pandemic only exacerbated the USContinue…

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These benefits will disappear when Biden ends the Covid national and public health emergencies in May | CNN Politics

President Joe Biden intends to end the Covid-19 national and public health emergencies on May 11, the White House said Monday. That means that many Americans could have to start paying for Covid-19 testing and treatment after the declarations cease.The White House, in a statement of administration policy announcing opposition to two House Republican measures to end the emergencies, said the national emergency and public health emergency authorities declared in response to the pandemic wouldContinue…

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‘I hope you die’: how the COVID pandemic unleashed attacks on scientists

Infectious-diseases physician Krutika Kuppalli had been in her new job for barely a week in September 2020, when someone phoned her at home and threatened to kill her.Kuppalli, who had just moved from California to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, had been dealing with online abuse for months after she’d given high-profile media interviews on COVID-19, and had recently testified to a US congressional committee on how to hold safe elections duringContinue…

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U.S. military says no ‘hard data’ showing vaccine mandate hurts recruiting | Reuters

WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (Reuters) – The U.S. military has no data to back up claims by top Republicans in Congress that the Pentagon’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate is hurting recruiting, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Tuesday.”I’ve not seen any hard data that directly links the COVID mandate to an affect on our recruiting,” Austin told a news conference.Republican leader Kevin McCarthy, who is vying to become speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, and otherContinue…

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Many minorities still don’t participate in clinical trials, but changing the narrative can save lives

For the Black community, the clinical trials are reminders of the often negative intersection of ethics, race, and medicine that has led to distrust. It is rooted in a history of exploitation of, and experimentation on, African-Americans that ranges from the Tuskegee Syphilis Study to a 19th-century doctor experimenting with gynecological treatments on enslaved women without anesthetics.Now more than ever, with the high death rates among Black men and women, it’s time to change theContinue…

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