Stories tagged: "public health"


The Bayada Home Health Care office on North Wyomissing Blvd. in Wyomissing. (Getty Images)
Advocates Protest Over Pennsylvania’s Problematic Home Care Program

Low pay and high turnover have long been the reality for the ranks of direct care workers in home care settings and nursing homes. The pandemic has made it worse.

a Black doctor talking to Black patients and building covid vaccine trust
COVID Vaccine Hesitancy Is a Very Real Concern in Communities of Color. Black Doctors Are Doing Something About It.

The COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy Black communities have is warranted. Black healthcare providers have taken on the responsibility to help change it.

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Trump Will Get Top-Notch Care for COVID-19. Not All Americans Can Say the Same.

The care Trump is likely to receive in the coming days will set him apart from most people who’ve contracted the virus, a disproportionate percentage of whom have been Black, Latino, or low-income.

FILE - This Tuesday, April 7, 2020 file photo shows a bottle of hydroxychloroquine tablets in Texas City, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Hydroxychloroquine Dramatically Increases Risk of Death in COVID-19 Patients, Study Finds

“Our large-scale, international, real-world analysis supports the absence of a clinical benefit of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine and points to potential harm in hospitalised patients with COVID-19,” the study reads.

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Breaking Down Trump’s Latest Hydroxychloroquine Comments Line by Line

Hydroxychloroquine has not been shown to be effective in treating COVID-19 and can cause serious side effects.

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‘CEOs Don’t Care About Our Lives’: These Essential Workers Are Walking Off Their Jobs Today

It's International Workers' Day, and these employees are fighting for their rights.

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Nursing Home Resident’s Daughter: PA Didn’t Protect My Dad From Experimental Drug Study

According to the lawsuit, residents at long-term care facilities are “represent the most fragile in our society and deserve protection, not exploitation.”