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African Immigrants, New In America And Living in Greater Los Angeles Urgued To Participate In Anti-COVID-19 Drives

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My work is two fold: researching on COVID-19 related reports, make them into information, education and communication which is part of advocacy; and to look for stories. To illustrate this please see: https://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2020-55578098 and https://www.bbc.com/news/health-53741966. My work takes me around Greater Los Angeles and as a Community Organizer/Visitor, I enjoy working with grassroot-based entities as I go about with health promotion and planning. This is pàrt of my efforts to make individuals participate in quality life entrenching self and social care skills. My plans and talks look into 10 strategic and iterative areas through which conversations on quality life, empowerement, livelihood, wellness lifestyles and contributing to general upliftment are possible. I call them the 10 self and social care quality life goals. 1. Explore agency, by getting in the habit of learning the skills that are necessary to make you healthy, thriving and productive. I illustrat

Communities Are Key Players That Build Critical Resilience Against COVID-19: Lessons For Black Communities in the USA

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There is a pedagogic beneficence when communities are able to be organized and looked at as key players in the fight against COVID-19.  Yesterday, I was among the 500 or so Zoom meeting members organized by the UCLA Black Faculty and Staff. This is part of the Martin Luther King Memorial Event. The idea behind this meeting was to continue building acceptance and trust for the medical services by Black persons in the USA. This has COVID-19 related implications for the Black community. It was so nice listening to the science distilled in a way that incorporated lived experiences of Blacks. COVID-19 was tackled from a syndemic milieu. A co-morbidity with Mental health issues, Adversity to the sanctity to life (e.g. https://medium.com/@PPFA/racism-is-a-public-health-crisis-experienced-in-personal-tragedies-c66c5bab1112), Substance abuse and Suicide (MASS)- related vulnerabilities were highlighted as the outcomes of unaddressed social determinants supporting or subverting quality life promo

Higher Vaccination Numbers Among Health Workers Will Address Delays In Critical Readiness For Mass Vaccinators

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I looked up an article by Revive Health. I encourage you to look it up too and read it too. For those who cannot access internet, I have pulled it up here for you. Read it in its entirety please. I suggest that in order to motivate health care workers to be vaccinated, we need to empower them as beacons and the Vaccinator brigade. In order to vaccinate the many billions of people in the world, we need vaccinators who have been consumers of the COVID-19 Vaccine and are well educated to demystify myths about vaccination. Please read what Revive Health is saying about this very issue: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 From ReviveHealth Hi Tom, Having supported the American Hospital Association, Henry Ford Health System, Cincinnati Children’s, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, VCU Health, and many other leading healthcare organizations through 2020’s COVID-19 challenges, we now turn our attention to the challenges of 2021, which promise to be difficult in a whole new way.  Below are so

Read The Los Angeles Times COVID-19 Newsletter

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Los Angeles Times Coronavirus Today January 12, 2021 Good evening. I’m Amina Khan, and it’s Tuesday, Jan. 12. Here’s what’s happening with the coronavirus in California and beyond. No one wants to think about choosing the final words to say to a dying loved one. Even worse is having to choose these two words: “I’m sorry.” But that’s exactly what healthcare workers are witnessing as critically ill COVID-19 patients speak to their family members — often via a screen because it’s too dangerous for them to come to the hospital. Adult children are apologizing to their elders for bringing the coronavirus to them. “One of the more heartbreaking conversations that our healthcare workers share is about these last words when children apologize to their parents and grandparents for bringing COVID into their homes for getting them sick. And these apologies are just some of the last words that loved ones will ever hear as they die alone,” Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis said. “Please, for