The ‘invisible’ targets of hatred and hardship: Lower-income Asian Americans the focus of new COVID-19 study Boston GlobeKay LazarApril 20, 2022 “Those in Chinatown or the working communities in Malden and Quincy are often invisible,” said Carolyn Wong, a political scientist at the Institute for Asian American Studies at UMass. Wong said she embarked on […]

US Ranks 36th Out of 37 Nations on COVID-19 Mortality

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https://www.bmj.com/content/375/bmj-2021-066768 A new study quantifies the loss in life expectancy due to COVID-19 in nations around the world. The US is in the worst tier, with a drop of nearly two years. Blame lays at the feet of mishandling by Trump, but also long-term degradation of public health and primary care access. Both must be […]

US Surpasses 800,000 Pandemic Deaths

More than 800,000 Americans have now died from the coronavirus, the highest recorded national death toll from the global pandemic. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-59645307 The 800,000 total exceeds the populations of cities such as Boston or Washington DC. The milestone means nearly twice as many Americans have died during the pandemic as in World War 2. The US […]

The First Year of COVID: Filipinos Were Among Hardest Hit, But Hidden by Data

https://www.voiceofsandiego.org/year-one-covid-19-death-toll/the-first-year-of-covid-filipinos-were-among-hardest-hit-but-hidden-by-data/ Filipinos had the second highest mortality rate in the county during the pandemic’s first year — but that cost was largely hidden because the county reported cases and deaths among Filipinos within a broad category of Asian Americans, rather than breaking them out specifically.  Maya Srikrishnan December 6, 2021 Voices of San Diego In San Diego County, […]

Single Payer in CA Would Have Reduced COVID-19 Deaths

If we are to take a simple projection of COVID-19 death comparisons between the U.S.A. and countries with Single Payer, if CA had already implemented a Single-Payer healthcare system prior to the pandemic, we could have potentially reduced COVID-19 deaths by over 60K! We cannot afford to NOT pass AB 1400. Support the Cal Care […]

Newsom Endangers Lives of CA Seniors: Vetoes AB 279

Siding with the corporate-operator-serving California Department of Public Health, California Governor Gavin Newsom parroted CDPH falsehoods to justify his support for corporate evictions of seniors from nursing homes during the ongoing pandemic as well as condoning degradation of services at such facilities. From Save Our Seniors Network, read about how Newsom completely disregarded the legislative […]