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Historical mistreatment, modern-day disparities make Black Americans less likely to trust COVID-19 care, vaccine

Historical mistreatment, modern-day disparities make Black Americans less likely to trust COVID-19 care, vaccine by Afi Scruggs and Rachel Dissell (Plain Press, November 2020) Two days before Carmen Bailey fell ill with COVID-19 in late April, she told her daughter not to take her to the hospital if she ever got the disease.  As her symptoms … Continue reading

Researchers turn to HIV/AIDS clinical trial network for help in building Black Clevelanders’ trust in COVID-19 studies

Researchers turn to HIV/AIDS clinical trial network for help in building Black Clevelanders’ trust in COVID-19 studies  by Rachel Dissell and Brie Zeltner (Plain Press, November 2020)                 It took more than a decade of participation on the Community Advisory Board at University Hospitals’ AIDS clinical trial unit for Ray Allmond, who is Black, to understand the … Continue reading

Black physicians help build trust in clinical trials, medical care after decades of community skepticism, mistreatment

Black physicians help build trust in clinical trials, medical care after decades of community skepticism, mistreatment  by Rachel Dissell and Brie Zeltner     (Plain Press, November 2020) Dr. Jackson Wright is successful at recruiting Black patients to participate in his research studies. That’s in part because he — and much of his team — look like them.  … Continue reading

Cleveland efforts to recruit black, minority patients for COVID-19 vaccine trials an uphill battle

Cleveland efforts to recruit black, minority patients for COVID-19 vaccine trials an uphill battle by Brie Zeltner    (Plain Press, November 2020) Dr. Carla Harwell, an internist who is the medical director of the University Hospitals Otis Moss Jr. Health Center is Black. So are almost all of her patients, and nearly everyone who lives in the … Continue reading

How are vaccines tested?

How are vaccines tested? (Plain Press, November 2020)        Vaccines developed to combat diseases such as COVID-19 go through a clinical trial process to test whether they are safe and whether they will work. The vaccines being developed to prevent infection with coronavirus are going through basically the same process, though some steps are being run concurrently … Continue reading

Local agencies hope to aid working parents by providing safe spaces for students during virtual school hours

Local agencies hope to aid working parents by providing safe spaces for students during virtual school hours This story is provided by ideastream as part of special community coverage of COVID-19 and funded by Third Federal Foundation and University Settlement. by Rachel Dissell (Plain Press, September 2020)       For some parents of school-age children, the decision … Continue reading

Coping with COVID Collaboration seeks stories and ideas about experiences of Clevelanders during pandemic

Coping with COVID Collaboration seeks stories and ideas about experiences of Clevelanders during pandemic Coping with COVID is a collaboration between 90.3 WCPN/ideastream and more than a dozen community news outlets, including the Plain Press. Our aim is to bring you more stories about the experience of Clevelanders during the pandemic. We hope to learn … Continue reading

Coping with COVID Collaboration seeks stories and ideas about experiences of Clevelanders during pandemic

Coping with COVID Collaboration seeks stories and ideas about experiences of Clevelanders during pandemic (Plain Press, August 2020) Coping with COVID is a collaboration between 90.3 WCPN/ideastream and more than a dozen community news outlets, including the Plain Press. Our aim is to bring you more stories about the experience of Clevelanders during the pandemic. … Continue reading

Lead tests for children plummet in Cleveland; advocates worry about long-term fallout

Lead tests for children plummet in Cleveland; advocates worry about long-term fallout  This story is provided by Ideastream as part of special community coverage of COVID-19 and funded by Third Federal Foundation and University Settlement. by Rachel Dissell (Plain Press, August 2020)                  CLEVELAND, Ohio — State shutdown orders meant to prevent the spread of … Continue reading

Here are ways to limit exposure to lead dust in your home:

Here are ways to limit exposure to lead dust in your home:  Much of the lead dust that enters homes comes in from outside via the dirt on shoes and feet and on pets’ paws. Remove shoes when entering the home and clean your pets’ paws if they spend time in bare dirt outside. Put … Continue reading

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