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Thanks to a UNICEF-supported programme in Serbia, young refugees and migrants like this girl were able to access online learning during COVID-19. We must bridge the digital divide and reimagine education #ForEveryChild , no matter who they are or where they come from. #RefugeeDay 

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Taiwanese movie director Wang Shaudi likes to say that “making a TV series is almost like a social movement”. And for our planet, she says that there’s not a moment to lose - “We can either go on ‘comfortably’ or get serious.” Read more >>

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Scoops of the Day

Today marks 156 years since the last enslaved Americans were freed, and the first time we recognize #Juneteenth  as a national holiday. It is critical that we recognize our nation’s past injustices, and that we fight for a more just and equal future.

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Today is #Juneteenth . We invite you to read reflections from our staff about the @LungAssociation  making Juneteenth a company holiday for the first time and what Juneteenth means to them. #FreedomDay  #EmancipationDay 

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Check out #AHRQ  PSNet featured research on reducing errors in surgical specimen handling, the burden of nursing-sensitive #patientsafety  events and critical incident reflections to improve care of ethnic minority patients.

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The AMA Equity Plan puts #healthequity  at the center of our mission and provides a framework for advancing greater equity in health care. @DrAlethaMaybank  discusses how to take on one of medicine's greatest challenges.

A new #AHRQ  Impact Case Study shows how @PDCDuke  cut down on communications breakdowns and improved its handling of disagreements.

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Remember last year when everyone had “anti racist” in their bio and said they were “doing the work”? Now’s a good time to reflect on what you’ve actually done…

The Ebola outbreak in Guinea, which begain in mid-February, was declared over today. Key for the success was an early response and the use of the new Ebola vaccine:

Yesterday, @tedcruz  claimed, "Critical Race Theory says every white person is a racist." Actually, CRT says the opposite. It looks for racial bias in social systems, not in the hearts of individuals. Cruz is talking about bad diversity training, not CRT.

Being born into a rich country has two advantages: a child is likely to survive and incomes are, on average, more than 70-times higher than in the poorest countries. I discuss this in my text 'Global Poverty in an Unequal World' →

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Scoops of the Week

A healthcare story. A beloved relative is in ICU @UHN_News  Western, unable to communicate for herself. Her husband just visited her post-surgery when she was not lucid. Now he’s learned no more visits are allowed for seven days. He may never see her again @UHN PatientExp 1/ PatientExp

CDC is tracking a new variant of the virus that causes #COVID19  called Delta, or B.1.617.2. There is evidence that this variant spreads easily from person to person. Get vaccinated as soon as you can to stop the spread of COVID-19. Learn more: .

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Join us for the launch of LIVE LIFE guide on preventing suicide: 🗓️ 17 June 🕑 14:00 CEST 🗣️ @heydjnash , @Jazzthornton_ , @MrJonnyBenjamin  will explain how they are, in their different ways, helping people have conversations about #MentalHealth  & #Suicide 

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🆕 WHO report warns that the informal processing of discarded electrical or electronic devices #eWaste ) can damage the health of millions of children. Learn more about children & digital dumpsites 👉

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I was proud to bring to the Floor today the Senate-passed legislation making #Juneteenth  the first new federal holiday in 38 years. Commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans in 1865 and celebrating their freedom is long overdue.

If you're aged 21 or over, or if you turn 21 before 1 July 2021, you can now book your COVID-19 vaccine. ➡️

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It’s a desperate situation for families and children in the conflict-ravaged region of #Tigray , Ethiopia. This is why.

Zambia and Africa have lost a champion of freedom and I have lost a true friend in Former President, Kenneth Kaunda. He fought apartheid and colonialism to safe humanity. A freedom fighter!!! RIP Comrade KK!

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"Virtually all hospitalized Covid patients [in the US] have one thing in common: They're unvaccinated."

Given that most East Asian countries had fewer lockdowns (in Korea's case no lockdowns) this was a serious failing in our structures, perhaps caused by a 'pandemic flu' mindset although to the credit of our scientists this did not extend to vaccine R & D.

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