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In 470,000 American homes spread across every state, washing hands to prevent COVID-19 may not be as easy as turning on a faucet. They don’t have showers or toilets or, in some cases, even water piped into their homes. Nearly a million U.S. homes don’t have complete kitchens and millions more are overcrowded, making it much tougher for people to shelter in place and avoid infection.
Poverty is real in the Coachella Valley, a region known for its glitzy resorts and music festival. During the COVID crisis, the California National Guard and California Conservation Corps are helping an area food bank distribute food to older residents and those with disabilities.
The novel coronavirus is affecting black Americans disproportionately, which some community leaders and public health experts say is not surprising. So why didn’t anyone sound an alarm?
Still, medical experts say, it’s not a black-and-white decision of either go on a ventilator or die.
Para los adultos mayores que piensan en lo que les podría pasar durante esta pandemia, los ventiladores son un símbolo de la falta de control y el poder de la tecnología.
El aumento de casos y muertes por COVID-19 en comunidades minoritarias ponen en relieve cómo los determinantes de salud pesan en la dinámica de una pandemia.
As Colorado gradually reopens, a beauty salon in Loveland is swamped as its clients clamor for haircuts, trims and color. But business isn’t exactly back to normal as new precautions slow every step.
A medida que salones, guarderías y oficinas reabren, deben ajustarse a las nuevas pautas diseñadas para ayudar a la economía y evitar la posibilidad de que la pandemia recrudezca.
The vulnerabilities that COVID-19 has revealed were a predictable outgrowth of our market-based health care system.
Even as COVID-19 has ravaged nursing homes around the country, California has managed to keep the virus at bay at its eight state-run homes for frail and older veterans. What exactly went right?