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Vaccine Equity

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Communication and cultural barriers speed spread of the virus in one Central California community.
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Stories of three families weighing fact against fiction as they see it and deciding what is best for them.
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Church leaders spearhead efforts to protect South Sacramento's African American residents.
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This story was written by SweSwe Aye while participating in the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism's 2021 California Fellowship.
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African American are resilient, but enough is enough, says Observer senior staff writer.


The pandemic is far from over but crucial COVID-19 protections and benefits are gone. In our next webinar, we'll explore the end of renter protections, unemployment benefits and other emergency relief, and what it means for the nation’s pandemic recovery and the health and well-being of low-income people and their communities. Glean story ideas and crucial context. Sign-up here!

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