The number of uninsured Americans was up even before the pandemic

Nearly 30 million people in the US were uninsured at some point in 2019, the highest number since 2015. In total, 9.2% of the population didn’t have health insurance when interviewed for a US Census Bureau report last year. The proportion of uninsured Americans has been steadily growing over the past few years, a trend […]

The disproportionate mental health effects of Covid-19 on Black and Latino populations

A global pandemic, economic lockdown, and enforced social distancing are hard on everyone’s mental health. Some people are especially vulnerable. Black and Latino people are more likely than white people in the US to report anxiety or sadness they struggled to cope with during the pandemic, according to a survey of 1,266 people by the […]

Covid-19 vaccines could be distributed through churches, beauty salons, and poultry farms

As beauty salons reopen across the US, they may eventually be able to offer mani-pedi-vaccine combos. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is weighing beauty salons and other community gathering points as potential distribution sites for Covid-19 vaccines. Though the CDC has told states to be ready to distribute a potential vaccine by […]