Sunday, May 22, 2022

Latinx Community Will Be Disproportionally Affected if Roe v. Wade is Reversed

Latinos on the front lines of providing abortions under increasingly restrictive state anti-abortion laws said that the leaked opinion signals an end to abortion access and that it would disproportionally affect Latinx people and other communities of color. After Monday’s leak of a draft U.S. Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, the […]

C.D.C Lifts “Title 42” Public Health Emergency Order for Migrants

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (C.D.C) announced that it will lift the public health emergency order, known as Title 42, that has restricted immigration at the U.S. borders since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was made based on current health conditions and the increased availability of tools against COVID-19. The […]

Xavier Becerra, the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Celebrates His Confirmation Anniversary

Last week, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Xavier Becerra, celebrated his one-year confirmation anniversary. Becerra is the first ever Latino to hold this position just as COVID-19 vaccines were first becoming available. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the Latinx community at higher rates than other communities. As of last week, the Centers […]

Latina Moms in El Paso Fight Air Pollution, Demand the EPA Intervenes

When Nayelly Melendez, a Latina mom of three, said her youngest child was experiencing difficulty breathing, the doctors figured out that where they lived in Chamizal, located in El Paso, Texas, could be a possible explanation for the child’s sudden respiratory issues. The American Lung Association ranks El Paso as the country’s 13th worst city […]

Latinos Navigating Obstacles to Access the Covid-19 Vaccine

Dr. Marina Del Rios, a doctor from Chicago, says that low vaccinations rates among Latinos is not just due to their hesitancy. She  states that in many cases it comes down to questions of logistics and access, “Most people are willing to get vaccinated, they have more questions related to ‘where can I get the […]

Latinos continue being the most affected by COVID-19

As the cases of COVID-19 keep rising in the U.S., so do the cases among Latinos. As of Saturday, November 14 there were 62,945 positive COVID-19 cases reported in the U.S., and 32,006 of those cases were Latinos. Also, out of 921 COVID-19 reported deaths, 457 were Latinos. When interviewed, Roberto Alcantar, Chief Strategy Officer, […]

Advocates call for more Latinos in Clinical Trials

While Latinos represent close to 18 percent of the population in the United States, fewer than five percent participate in clinical trials, and for advocates who push for greater participation of Latinos, this is a problem, and being left out could have a significant negative impact. “There are diseases that you have [out there], and this […]

GOP Tax Plan Hurts Latinos

Having made its way through the House, the tax bill is scheduled to go before the Senate for a vote in the coming days. If adopted, the tax bill could mean major setbacks for Latinos in health and income inequality.

Racial Bias Might Have Spared Communities of Color from Opioid Epidemic

Research shows that doctors are far less likely to prescribe prescription opioids to their black and Latino patients, making them less vulnerable to develop an addiction to those drugs, said Dr. Andrew Kolodny, the co-director of opioid policy research at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.

New Report Sheds Light on the Experiences of Latino/a Transgender People in the U.S.

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), the largest surveyor of transgender people in the nation released a new report last week adding to their 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey. The new report found disproportionately higher health disparities and patterns of discrimination against the Latino/a Transgender community.