A New Corona Virus Variant?

A Rapid Rise in COVID-19 Cases?

By CDC.gov



2 Responses

  1. There’s also a question of equity

    Essential workers, a disproportionate number of whom are people of color and immigrants, have experienced higher rates of Covid. Preliminary results of a UCSF study found a 39% increase in deaths among food and agriculture workers (compared to 22% among workers in general).

    Yesterday, the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis launched a probe into meatpacking plants operated by Tyson, Smithfield, and JBS. Almost 54,000 meatpacking employees have gotten sick, and at least 270 have died.

    Uncertainty over vaccines is yet another challenge for essential workers, many of whom are in a precarious financial position. While many grocery and retail giants recorded record profits during the pandemic, hazard pay for most grocery workers ran out months ago, even as the pandemic worsened.



  2. Burned by Low Reimbursements, Some Doctors Stop Testing for Covid

    Some insurers pay pediatricians less than the cost of the test itself, jeopardizing a tool to help control the pandemic.



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