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Public officials come under fire for budgets that prioritize law enforcement and shortchange community health and safety.
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“With the shelter-in-place, we’ve really had to pivot,” said the director of California's census outreach team.
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At a time when the heft of the federal government’s resources is being focused on fighting Covid-19, cancer centers like Roswell can play a role.
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We'd hope that COVID-19 models would give us predictions akin to weather forecasts, but human behavior complicates that.
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COVID-19 testing varies widely across San Diego senior facilities. The state and county aim to induce widespread testing in senior homes, but advocates say these efforts are moving too slowly and lack teeth.
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Influential epidemiologist Michael Osterholm and New York Times reporter Apoorva Mandavilli offer an unvarnished view of what testing can do right now.
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An unprecedented and fledgling statewide effort to shore up hundreds of struggling drinking water systems could face intense pressure from the novel coronavirus pandemic as the program is rolled out in coming months.
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The experience of a student returning home to Taiwan from Italy offers a striking image of government vigilance amid COVID-19.
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So many people could identify with Beyoncé and Serena Williams’ recent birthing experiences. But where could non-celebrity black parents and loved ones go to share, listen and feel seen?
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Families such as the Stewarts rely on a health care system that is overwhelmingly white and has historically treated patients of color poorly.

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