Tag: Health

COVID vaccination

Employer Mandates and Increased Access to Public Events Among Key Reasons People Are Finally Getting Vaccinated Against COVID-19

The U.S. has seen a recent surge in men and women getting vaccinated against COVID-19, and employer-enforced mandates, as well as policies restricting access to concerts, sporting events, restaurants and other leisure activities, appear to be driving the spike, at least in part. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

CNN Headquarters

CNN Enforces Company-Wide COVID-19 Vaccination Policy; Fires 3 Employees Who Refused to Comply

In a high profile — and potentially precedent-setting — firing, cable news network CNN has announced that it has terminated the employment of three employees who came to work unvaccinated, despite company policy mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees. David Bauder of the Associated Press reported that Warner Media chairman…

LGBTQ protections in healthcare

The US Increases Protections for LGBTQ Individuals Against Health Care Discrimination

In a pre-Pride Month gift to LGBTQ Americans, President Biden’s administration has announced that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals are now protected against discrimination from hospitals, physicians and insurance companies, effectively reversing a biased and prejudiced rule that went into effect last year during then-President Trump’s time in office….

2021, issues, work

The 21 Issues That Will Define 2021

2020 was a watershed year, for better or worse. A pandemic shut the world down, protests against systemic racism and police brutality swept the nation, an election led to not only the end of the Trump presidency but also to ongoing and baseless claims of widespread voter fraud — even…

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Fauci Again Blames Institutional Racism for COVID-19’s Impact on Black People; Biden Nominates First-Ever Native American to Cabinet; and More

Fauci blames “double whammy” and institutional racism for increased COVID-19 impact on the Black community. As the COVID-19 crisis rages on, Black and Brown Americans are still being impacted at a disproportionate rate, with death and infections rates more than 30% higher than those of whites. And following similar comments…

invisible disability, self

Overcoming Stigma: How to Increase Self-Identification of Invisible Disabilities

The International Day of Persons With Disabilities is aimed at raising awareness of disability issues, empowering people with disabilities and advocating for a more disability-inclusive world. While visible disabilities like mobility issues or Down syndrome are immediately apparent, there are also medical conditions that affect a person’s daily functioning but are…

Justice Samuel Alito

Justice Samuel Alito Delivers Series of Highly Alarming Partisan Remarks; Racism Impairs Brain Performance, and More

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito delivers an alarming series of homophobic, partisan remarks. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito rarely makes public appearances, but when he does he apparently wants to make them count, being as irksome and controversial as possible — and completely disregarding the usual ethics required of judges…

Supporting the Emotional and Physical Needs of Women in Uncertain Times: A Panel Discussion With Dr. Robyn Jones and Laura Long

During DiversityInc’s Nov. 4 Women of Color and Their Allies event, Dr. Robyn Jones, senior medical director of women’s health at Johnson & Johnson and Laura Long, Vice President of Operations, Performance and Compliance, National Equity Inclusion and Diversity at Kaiser Permanente discussed the specific life challenges women face in…