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Heidi de Marco

Bryan Monroy wears a lab coat while sitting at a desk in a classroom.
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Exits by Black and Hispanic Teachers Pose a New Threat to COVID-Era Education

There is a nationwide surge of teachers who are leaving the profession, especially evident among members of the profession with minority backgrounds. Amid the pandemic’s toxic brew of death, illness, and classroom disruption, these departures of seasoned teachers have created another strain for students.
Francisco Didier Ulloa and Bernardino Almazán sit across from each other in a radio studio decked out with sound dampening on the walls and microphones on a table.
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Vaccine Promoters Struggle to Get Farmworkers Boosted in the Coachella Valley

Stressed vaccine communicators battle anti-vaccine propaganda while seeking to persuade Latino farmworkers to get COVID boosters.
Members of Immigration With Disabilities gathered at the Los Angeles State Historic Park in late July.
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No Papers, No Care: Disabled Migrants Seek Help Through Lawsuit, Activism

A class action lawsuit seeks better care for immigrants with physical disabilities or mental illness who were detained after trying to enter the country. Other disabled immigrants without legal status are also finding it difficult to get care.
An asphalt surface is covered in various encampments. A boy is walking across the frame.
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'It's a Mission': Volunteers Treat Migrants Massing at Border

A growing number of Mexican and Central American migrants are trying to cross into the U.S. at the southern border. Volunteers at one free clinic in Tijuana tend to the health needs of migrants waiting for their immigration cases to come up — and simply trying to survive in packed and dangerous encampments.
Rhianna changes her father's trach tube at their dining table. Her mother, Rocio, watches over. They're all seated in a powder blue room.
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Roles invertidos: más cuidadores juveniles por COVID

Millones de adolescentes y preadolescentes ayudan a cuidar de padres o abuelos enfermos. La pandemia ha aumentado el número y ha dificultado que obtengan apoyo social y emocional fuera del hogar.
Rhianna changes her father's trach tube at their dining table. Her mother, Rocio, watches over. They're all seated in a powder blue room.
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Role Reversal: COVID Increases Ranks of Child Caregivers

Millions of teens and preteens help care for ill parents or grandparents. The pandemic has boosted their numbers while making it harder for them to get social and emotional support outside the home.
Farmworkers who harvest and pack bell peppers in the Coachella Valley listen to Montserrat Gomez explain the benefits of the covid vaccines.
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Disipando información errónea y mitos sobre las vacunas en la región agrícola de California

Aunque los trabajadores agrícolas son vulnerables al coronavirus, muchos dudan en recibir la vacuna, preocupados de que pueda tener efectos secundarios graves o que pueda revelar su paradero a los funcionarios de inmigración. Defensores de los inmigrantes en el Valle de Coachella y otras regiones agrícolas están visitando a los trabajadores para tratar de disipar sus temores.
Farmworkers who harvest and pack bell peppers in the Coachella Valley listen to Montserrat Gomez explain the benefits of the covid vaccines.
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Dispelling Vaccine Misinformation and Myths in California’s Breadbasket

Even though farmworkers are vulnerable the coronavirus, many hesitate to get the vaccine, worried the shot could have severe side effects or signal their whereabouts to immigration officials. Immigrant advocates in the Coachella Valley and other farming regions are visiting workers to try to allay their fears.
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