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Community-based organizations know how to register voters and increase census participation. Reaching out block by block, even door to door, they can be just as effective in boosting vaccination rates.
Much of the information presented about the coronavirus pandemic fails to include data about the virus’ impact within the corrections system. Many jails in Georgia have contradicting or undercounted information.
Data-informed solutions that prevent rather than punish can break cycles of violence and help neighborhoods heal, and voters support them. They just need to be scaled up.
In addition to a national shortage of vaccines, a promising new antiviral medication requires hours of paperwork before prescription, significantly delaying the treatment of the quickly spreading monkeypox virus.
The pilot mental health program launched last fall in the city and region has helped many people, but restrictions on availability and a lack of providers the teams are able to work with has reduced its effectiveness.
There are time-tested and newer interventions that have a track record of success. All of them are within the power of local officials and policymakers.
The law includes a “parity” provision that mandates insurance companies cover mental health services the same as they do physical care. But many residents may not know of the change and continue to pay out-of-pocket for covered treatment.
One percent of city workers were placed on leave this month for failing to comply with the city’s vaccine mandate and 1 in 6 public safety workers have requested exemption from the requirement.
The pandemic brought the weaknesses of public health data systems into plain view. A new survey of public health officials finds that fixing this is a top priority. But high costs and politics remain a problem.
For decades, states have relied on the so-called "sin tax" to fund vital social programs. If the FDA's recent proposal to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars prevails, states will need to find another funding source to keep the programs afloat.
Deaths and injuries from motor vehicle accidents were once rampant. Research showed how to decrease the number of fatal crashes and it worked. Patrick Carter believes we can achieve similar results with guns.
Currently, there are 600 patients with COVID in hospitals, a 10 percent increase from the previous week, and state leaders are concerned by the rising numbers, fearing a new COVID surge could be imminent.
New admissions rose 38 percent, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, which reported 225 people were hospitalized this week, a significant increase compared to mid-April.
A report found water and sewer bills for the state’s poorest residents have skyrocketed since the mid-1980s, rising twice as fast as wages for low-income workers and faster than any other basic need except health care.
The state claims that the number of hospitalizations and deaths among unvaccinated, vaccinated and vaccinated and boosted people were removed because it isn’t a clear indicator of vaccine effectiveness.