Scholars discuss what it’s like to be a Black professor in 2020, who should be doing antiracist work on campus and why diversity interventions that attempt to “fix” Black academics for a rigged game miss the point entirely.
Every teacher, lunch lady, custodian and high school student would take a weekly test to determine whether they have caught Covid-19—without costing schools, workers or families a cent. Yale professor...
A hypothetical policy intervention of a 20% increase in each state’s community health workers could save up to 17,000 lives per year.
Gregg GonsalvesWe'd have loved to have given you less subjective indicators to use, deaths averted or Medicaid dollars saved per each additional community health worker, but we need more granular county data from @BLS_gov to go beyond the state-level analysis here. 12/
News Health Affairs Vol.39 No.7 Community Workers Lend Human Connection To COVID-19 Response
Gregg GonsalvesBut this is just a start. Community health workers can start immunization campaigns, screen people for chronic diseases like diabetes, help people negotiate better living conditions to reduce risk of asthma in children. 5/
The proposal combines seven existing bills, including ones with bipartisan support, that were drafted in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Gregg GonsalvesA centerpiece of a New Deal for Public Health is a Community Health Corps modeled on the 1930s Works Progress Administration to put millions to work repairing the health of our communities from the ground up. These ideas are also showing up in Congress. 3/
More than 220,000 Americans have died from COVID-19; more than six million have been infected. No part of the US has been fully spared, but the burdens are unequally distributed. This post draws upon key informant interviews with physicians, nursing...
Gregg GonsalvesThis winter thousands of Americans will make heart-wrenching calls like this. Every death from #COVID19 matters to daughters & mothers, fathers & sons. @realDonaldTrump let this happen. He knew the severity of the crisis. He did nothing. He doesn't care.
This Viewpoint looks at the range of medical and public health issues that could be adversely affected by appointment of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court, including weakening or elimination of the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid work...
People of faith should embody moral and intellectual integrity.
Gregg GonsalvesThis is coming from someone deeply devout, but who has had enough. "If evangelical supporters of Trump are honest, they should admit—at least to themselves, if not to the rest of the world—that something has gone terribly amiss," @Peter_Wehner writes
By telling Americans in advance that he intends to stay in power regardless of the vote count, Trump implicates his supporters in his actions.
Gregg Gonsalves.@TimothyDSnyder warned us in 2016, he is here again in 2020: "What, then, is the moral meaning of a vote for Donald Trump on November 3? To vote for Trump is to traduce the meaning of voting, which is a normal part of the transition to authoritarianism."