She dreamed of leading the Navajo Nation ‘with respect and dignity.’ Then she caught COVID-19.

In the Washington Post: Blackhorse, 28, pored over books about her culture, choosing the issues she cared most about. Among them: the elderly, protecting tribal land, and opposing the installation of pipelines. One day, she told her family, she would run for a Navajo Nation Council delegate position, or even for president…. Valentina died of COVID-19 on April 23, a day after she learned that she had tested positive for the novel coronavirus…. Blackhorse has been one of the Navajo…

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Migrant Kitchen NYC

At a New York relief kitchen, urgency meets empathy as immigrants create thousands of meals a day In the Washington Post: As much attention as beleaguered restaurants have gotten in the pandemic’s lockdown, far less attention has been paid to catering companies, which can produce food on a massive scale but not within the limits of a la carte orders available through delivery apps. Enter Migrant Kitchen. They pay wages of $20 to $25 an hour in their kitchen, Jaber said, and…

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Lessons Learned From Running ICUs in Disaster Zones

VIA PROPUBLICA: What’s happening in cities overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases reminds him of the year he spent based in Guinea working for Mercy Ships, a nonprofit that deploys floating hospitals to African countries with little surgical capacity, and the subsequent two years he spent in Rwanda training clinicians. We talked about what American cities in the throes of the coronavirus epidemic could learn from places with far less developed hospital systems in times of crisis, and came away with three…

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