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Newsroom - November 2020

Worcester: Latino children, teens bear brunt of virus, data shows

Telegram & Gazette, November 30, 2020
According to statistics provided by the city health department, Latinos ages 0 to 19 in Worcester have tested positive for COVID-19 at rates up to seven times higher than white children and double to triple the rates of Black children. Read more »

Lines For 'Blocks And Blocks': Mass. coronavirus testing sites see sky-high demand

commonhealth, November 25, 2020
It’s noon on Wednesday at DotHouse Health, a community health center in Dorchester, and more than two dozen people are lined up for coronavirus testing that won't even start until 1 p.m. Read more »

Health center CEO presented with 2020 Dean Michael Shinagel Award

Harvard Extension School Blog, November 23, 2020
More than three decades later, the Sierra Leone native is president and CEO of an organization that caters not to men in suits, but to greater Boston’s most vulnerable communities. Read more »

'Terrifying' COVID-19 trends raise fears in Mass. with holiday looming

The New York Times, November 19, 2020
Showing no sign of a letup, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Massachusetts rose by 2,532 on Thursday, as the number of communities considered high-risk for the virus doubled and nearly 400 new cases were reported among public school students. Read more »

In rural dead zones school comes on a flash drive

The New York Times, November 13, 2020
Millions of American students lack reliable internet access. Some are learning in parking lots connected to Wi-Fi buses or crashing with relatives to get online. Read more »

How a Minneapolis clinic is narrowing racial gaps in health

NPR, November 11, 2020
North Minneapolis, one of the most racially diverse neighborhoods in Minnesota, was already dealing with high coronavirus infection and death rates when George Floyd was killed by police outside a corner store just 3 miles away. Read more »

The 2020 Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts

Boston Globe, November 6, 2020
Meet the female power players of the Bay State. The 2020 installment of this list, a joint project of The Commonwealth Institute and the Globe Magazine, includes leaders of health care companies, retail giants, construction heavyweights, financial institutions, nonprofits, and many more. Read more »