Now Is Our Chance to Rebuild U.S. Public Schools To Address Both Climate Change and Racial Inequality

When school facilities closed for in-person learning in early March 2020, the assumption was that the shutdown and pandemic would be temporary blips in the memory of our students. Some 16 months later, school facilities are finally preparing to re-open for in-person learning. We could go about business as usual, but after the devastation of the pandemic, and the increasingly widespread climate-change-linked weather disasters, it’s obvious we should not. Emerging from the crisis of COVID-19 gives us an opportunity to rethink our public schools, to simultaneously the structural inequalities that pervade the system, and prepare it for the climate emergency ahead. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Lawmakers have had difficulty grappling with the layering of immediate and longer-lasting crises. That’s where we think the Green New Deal for Public Schools, introduced to Congress by Representative Jamaal Bowman (NY) on July 16, comes in. Building on the research of our climate + community project, its basic premise is that we have to tackle our society’s gravest problems not one by one, but in their entirety, through ambitious physical and social investments that lift up the workers and communities that have suffered the most disinvestment throughout American history. We want to fight systemic racism, poverty, and environmental breakdown with comprehensive, holistic policies. The legislation authorizes $1.4 trillion in spending over the next decade to upg...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized climate change COVID-19 Source Type: news

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The pandemic has exposed flaws in services for people who can ’t easily access a drive-through window for Covid shots or testing or can’t read prescription labels.
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The pandemic has exposed flaws in services for people who can ’t easily access a drive-through window for Covid shots or testing or can’t read prescription labels.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: your-feed-science Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Drugstores Disabilities Labeling and Labels (Product) Blindness Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Braille Containers and Packaging your-feed-healthcare audio-neutral-informative Source Type: news
Proper investment in the NHS workforce and run-down public services, as well as the creation of a national care service, are key to the UK’s pandemic recovery, says UNISON today (Monday). In her keynote speech to UNISON’s virtual heath conference this afternoon, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea renewed her call for an immediate public inquiry to hold those accountable for the mistakes, poor decisions and profiteering made during the past 18 months. Christina McAnea said: “The government’s shockingly bad planning, lack of foresight and slow reaction to the unfolding tragedy, is qui...
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UNISON’s virtual health conference opened this morning with a succession of motions aimed at ensuring members’ health and wellbeing as the UK moves forward from the pandemic. Ros Norman (pictured above), chair of the health service group executive (HSGE) said: “The consequences of the virus for health care staff was devastating. Every one of the health care workers who died have left families bereaved, teams in tears and branches who will never ever forget the toll that this virus has taken.” UNISON senior vice president Andrea Egan talked of the “unprecedented challenges” on members&rsq...
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UNISON’s virtual health conference opened this morning with a succession of motions aimed at ensuring members’ health and wellbeing as the UK moves forward from the pandemic. Ros Norman (pictured above), chair of the health service group executive (HSGE) said: “The consequences of the virus for health care staff was devastating. Everyone of the health care workers who died have left families bereaved, teams in tears and branches who will never ever forget the toll that this virus has taken.” UNISON senior vice president Andrea Egan talked of the “unprecedented challenges” on members&rsqu...
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Rev Neurol (Paris). 2021 Sep 11:S0035-3787(21)00651-2. doi: 10.1016/j.neurol.2021.09.001. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTWe performed an online survey to assess lockdown impact in 176 patients with multiple sclerosis (PwMS) in the north of France. Access to healthcare was reduced for 38% of PwMS, mainly in physiotherapy, general practitioners and neurologists. 49.2% have implemented self-rehabilitation programs. Medical support was maintained for 39.2% through teleconsultations. 76.2% reported a negative impact of lockdown related to worsen disability. 45.5% expressed beneficial effects like strengthening family relationshi...
Source: Revue Neurologique - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
This article explores how the COVID-19 pandemic superimposed on health disparities directly and indirectly affects children, adolescents, and their caregivers.PMID:34538304 | DOI:10.1016/j.pcl.2021.05.013
Source: The Medical Clinics of North America - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Rev Neurol (Paris). 2021 Sep 11:S0035-3787(21)00651-2. doi: 10.1016/j.neurol.2021.09.001. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTWe performed an online survey to assess lockdown impact in 176 patients with multiple sclerosis (PwMS) in the north of France. Access to healthcare was reduced for 38% of PwMS, mainly in physiotherapy, general practitioners and neurologists. 49.2% have implemented self-rehabilitation programs. Medical support was maintained for 39.2% through teleconsultations. 76.2% reported a negative impact of lockdown related to worsen disability. 45.5% expressed beneficial effects like strengthening family relationshi...
Source: Revue Neurologique - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
This article explores how the COVID-19 pandemic superimposed on health disparities directly and indirectly affects children, adolescents, and their caregivers.PMID:34538304 | PMC:PMC8445754 | DOI:10.1016/j.pcl.2021.05.013
Source: The Medical Clinics of North America - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
The COVID-19 pandemic has a multifaceted impact on mental health due to ill health, restrictions and lockdowns, and loss of employment and institutional support. COVID-19 may disproportionally impact families with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) due to the already higher prevalence of mental health conditions in children with SEND and their parents. Therefore, it is essential to determine the short-term impact of the pandemic on the mental health of families with SEND in order to identify their ongoing health support needs. The current study aims to examine the anxiety level and concerns of children with ...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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