She had her seems up in the air, crossed over her head identifying herself as a medic. They shot her upraised hands from a few feet away with rubber bullets. One of her hands is destroyed. To guarantee our food security a generation from now, we need to make sure that people follow MacGillivray’s lead and keep farming. But that’s easier said than done. Farming has an image problem, with many young people regarding it as badly paid work for unskilled people.
After Vice President Kamala Harris received her second dose of the COVID 19 vaccine in a televised event at the National Institutes of Health in January, Rep. Joyce Beatty (D Ohio) phone lit up with calls from constituents who were “newly curious” about getting vaccinated themselves, she told The New York Times. As Beatty explained, watching a Black woman receive the vaccine “gave people hope and gave people education.” Black Americans are nearly three times more likely to die from the coronavirus, the Times notes, but they are far less likely to be inoculated, in large part because of a lack of access, but also, some experts have pointed out, because of longstanding wariness about government driven health programs.
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