Lamees El-Sadek warns against the rising infection rates of Delta strain of COVID-19 as well as the low vaccination rates in the Deep South.
As climate change heats up our oceans, hurricanes will get stronger and more destructive. That’s bad news for everyone living on the Gulf and Atlantic coasts. But it’s especially bad for the millions of low-income people who lack the resources to evacuate, properly prepare or recover. This year, the National [...]
Six years ago, Bryan Fuenmayor’s family disowned him. He came out as gay at 31, spurring his departure from the Jehovah Witnesses and the loss of his family and most of the friends he’d made since coming from Venezuela as a child. “It got a point where it was either [...]
The only hospital in rural Pickens County, Ala., closed its doors for good just two weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. It was March 2020. The west Alabama county sits along the Mississippi state line, its landscape dotted with small towns. When the hospital closed in the county seat of Carrollton (pop. 1,000), Pickens County [...]
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lawrence Wright’s new book “The Plague Year,” is an expansive look at America during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Holler Health Justice launched in 2018 to fund abortions in West Virginia and Appalachia. Since, its mission has expanded to include providing free emergency contraception and harm reduction services. In 2020, the organization provided $111,415 in abortion funding and other support. The group dispersed more than 6,000 units of emergency [...]
Reckon talked with young doctors who live and work in communities across the South. We asked them what they think are the biggest problems facing rural healthcare in the South, and how they’d fix those problems if they had unlimited resources. Read on for their real-world solutions. Check out our [...]
Recently, COVID vaccines were approved for children ages 12 and up. Vaccines for younger children are under evaluation in clinical trials. But even for infectious disease experts, the amount of information available to parents about COVID vaccines can be overwhelming. Dr. Ellen Eaton is assistant professor at the Division of Infectious Diseases at [...]
Despite a recent move that could severely erode reproductive rights, abortion advocates are stressing the need to educate the public that abortions remain legal in the U.S. The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it would review a 2018 Mississippi abortion ruling banning all abortions after 15 weeks post conception, setting [...]
How should we fix rural healthcare? Reckon went to the front lines of the rural health crisis in the South, talking with young doctors who live and work in communities across the region. We asked them what they think are the biggest problems facing rural healthcare in the South, and how [...]