Diabetes Is Killing Black Men
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Black Americans are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer more than any other racial or ethnic group in America. Once that cancer is detected, it is often advanced and inoperable. This trend has less to do with biology and more to do with environmental and socioeconomic factors.
I almost regret writing this. I am attacking a black man who recently unleashed his own ill-advised barrage against another black man who is doing the right thing. The cliché goes that two wrongs don’t make a right. Yet, it feels right to call out this national sports figure over an issue that impacts us all, particularly black men.
The Delta variant is so out of control that U.S. health officials rolled out a plan for booster shots starting September 20 for Americans who got the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
Thanks to numerous studies, we are beginning to understand the manifold effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. What we’ve learned from this life-altering scourge is that it has deepened economic inequality, irrevocably altered how we work, fueled a surge in gun violence, and helped ignite a mental health crisis, among other impacts.