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Only 58% of people 18-25 have first dose of COVID vaccine

In the UK, only 58% of people aged 18-25 have their first dose of COVID vaccine - despite widespread availability of appointments.
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Screening frequently misses endometrial cancer in Black women

TVUS screening missed over four times more cases of endometrial cancer among Black women versus White women, according to a new study.
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EU court says workplaces can ban headscarves

The EU Court of Justice (CJEU) ruled that companies can now ban headscarves for Muslim employees, to "prevent social disputes".
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UK Government fails to tackle online racial abuse of athletes

On Monday (12 July) there was a stark increase in online racial abuse against Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho - with the infamously late Online Safety Bill far from becoming law, how are the Government tackling this?
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Environmental Justice: Abandoning exclusivity for inclusive community-based solutions and approaches

Here, Tanya Khemet Taiwo, Bianca Yaghoobi, and Pamela J. Lein at University of California, Davis, discuss how to decolonise environmental justice.
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SAGE report: More infections will increase ethnic minority COVID deaths

SAGE say the UK Governments' plans to lift all social distancing measures on 19 July are too much - they believe a rise in infections will increase ethnic minority COVID deaths.
neighbourhood disadvantage, structural racism

Researchers link “neighbourhood disadvantage” to higher COVID infections

A study on New York City neighbourhoods found that "neighbourhood disadvantage", a mix of inequality measurements, is connected to a higher rate of COVID-19 cases.
UK long COVID, UK COVID

REACT study: Women in UK have higher chance of long COVID

New data from the ongoing REACT study found that over two million people in the UK are known to have experienced long COVID.
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Researchers say new method of classifying race can improve health outcomes

South Asians have the highest rate of type 2 diabetes in the UK, due to a mix of racial and socioeconomic factors - now, researchers say that a more nuanced method of classifying race could improve their health outcomes.
NHS burnout, mental health, NHS staff

Committee report finds NHS “burnout is widespread reality”

After months of COVID, the psychological impact on staff emerges as a shadow pandemic - today (8 June), a Health Select Committee report finds that NHS "burnout is widespread reality".
Climate change environmental justice , climate change

Climate change, environmental justice and COVID-19

Here, Professor Pamela Lein at University of California, Davis, explains the 'perfect storm' unfolding in the intersection of climate change, environmental justice and COVID-19.
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Ethnic minorities had largest increase in cardiac deaths during pandemic

According to a new analysis by researchers, ethnic minorities in the US experienced disproportionately high levels of cardiac deaths during the pandemic - in comparison to the rates in 2019.
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Only 41% of people are willing to sign up for COVID-19 vaccine trials

New research from the University of Birmingham shows that only 41% of people would be willing to sign up for COVID-19 vaccine trials.
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Scientists find that tear gas exposure harms menstrual cycle

In this study, nearly 900 people described an abnormal menstrual cycle after exposure to tear gas - which is legally considered to be "safe" as a crowd control measure.
minorities with opioid use disorder, racial minorities

How is COVID impacting racial minorities with opioid use disorder?

Researchers worked with racial minorities with opioid use disorder to document how this doubly-vulnerable group were impacted by COVID.
anti-black bias, racism

Research finds that one in five US police have anti-Black bias

Anti-Black bias has been the subject of #blm protests all year - now, sociologists have analysed 4.8 million adults to further explore the current status of police racism.
die of covid, black women

Scientists find Black women four times likelier to die of COVID

Researchers at Harvard University found that Black women are four times more likely to die of COVID than white men - the data also revealed that Black women are three times more likely to die of the virus than Asian men.
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84% of young people willing to get vaccinated

Data from a MyVoice national survey has found that the percentage of young people who say they're willing to get vaccinated has risen to 84%.
removing statues, white supremacy

Archaeologists say removing statues will not “erase history”

Archaeologists say that the role of racism in "history-making" is still present and that removing statues does not risk erasing history.
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How can teachers discuss anti-Asian racism and violence?

When it comes to talking about anti-Asian racism and recent violence with pupils, teachers may feel unsure of how to start - here, University of Kansas researchers explain how popular culture can help.

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