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‘Shades of Black’ and other toddler books celebrate black families

‘Shades of Black’ and other toddler books celebrate black families

Children love to see images of themselves in the books that are read to them and in the books they read. While representation has rarely been a problem for white families with young kids, it hasn’t always been so easy for parents of black, Latino, Asian and other nonwhite children to find their skin colors…MORE

Feeling hopeless after a tough week? Here are 5 things that may help

Feeling hopeless after a tough week? Here are 5 things that may help

It’s been an extraordinary week in America, as anger, pain and heartbreak have swept across the country over the killing of yet another black man at the hands of police. The protests, unrest, outrage and fear have been impossible to ignore, and they come amid a pandemic that had already turned life upside down for…MORE

‘Operation Warp Speed’ is fueling vaccine fears, two top experts worry

‘Operation Warp Speed’ is fueling vaccine fears, two top experts worry

The federal government’s “Operation Warp Speed” vaccine program, with its emphasis on quick production and testing of experimental coronavirus vaccines, is fueling fears already stirred up by vaccine skeptics, two experts said Friday. The approach itself is not unreasonable, said Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and professor of pediatrics…MORE

Two Viruses: Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s coronavirus podcast for June 5

Two Viruses: Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s coronavirus podcast for June 5

Covid-19 isn’t the only health crisis threatening our nation right now. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to epidemiologist Dr. Camara Jones about the serious impact of racism on public health. Jones is senior fellow at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute and the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine. She…MORE

UK Covid-19 trial ends hydroxychloroquine study because there’s no evidence the drug benefits patients

Researchers in the United Kingdom have put an abrupt stop to an arm of their Covid-19 trial that involves the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine. The Recovery trial, a large UK-based trial investigating potential coronavirus treatments, has stopped including hydroxychloroquine in its study due to there being “no evidence of benefit,” researchers announced on Friday. Other arms…MORE

Dear anti-racist allies: Here’s how to respond to microaggressions

Dear anti-racist allies: Here’s how to respond to microaggressions

It’s easy to sight the obvious racism such as using race-based slurs or threats. But there’s a more subtle and insidious form of racist stereotyping that can be hard to pin down. These stereotypes often come in the form of microaggressions — brief and commonplace verbal, behavioral or environmental indignities, said Beverly Daniel Tatum, a…MORE

Worried about coronavirus while having sex? Wear a mask, says a new study

Practice social distancing, wear a mask, wash your hands (for at least 20 seconds) — the recommendations to prevent coronavirus are a familiar refrain to most Americans. There’s little guidance, though, when it comes to sex in the age of Covid-19. So three Harvard physicians examined the likelihood of coronavirus infection in a number of…MORE