COVID-19

FDA Meeting – Emergency Use Authorization of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen Biotech Inc. COVID-19 Vaccine

By Sarah Christopherson | Feb 26, 2021 | Comments Off on FDA Meeting – Emergency Use Authorization of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen Biotech Inc. COVID-19 Vaccine

Testimony Delivered to the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee

We Can’t Let Dr. Susan Moore’s Death Be in Vain

By Cindy Pearson | Dec 29, 2020 | Comments Off on We Can’t Let Dr. Susan Moore’s Death Be in Vain

Racist treatment of Black, Indigenous and other people of color inside the health care system won’t come to an end until the system itself changes.

Your Questions About the New COVID-19 Vaccines – Answered

By Sarah Christopherson | Dec 14, 2020 | Comments Off on Your Questions About the New COVID-19 Vaccines – Answered

How safe are the vaccines? How effective? Were they tested in people like me? Was the approval process influenced by political pressure? Here’s what we know.

FDA Meeting – Emergency Use Authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

By Sarah Christopherson | Dec 10, 2020 | Comments Off on FDA Meeting – Emergency Use Authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

Testimony Delivered to the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee

Since You Asked: Hey NWHN – Would YOU Take a COVID Vaccine?

By NWHN Contributor | Nov 3, 2020 | Comments Off on Since You Asked: Hey NWHN – Would YOU Take a COVID Vaccine?

This is a great question and, considering the political turmoil surrounding vaccine production, we’re not surprised it’s being asked repeatedly by reasonable people. The NWHN is pleased that the government is making vaccine development a priority, but as to whether…

FDA Meeting – Development, authorization and licensure of vaccines to prevent COVID-19

By Sarah Christopherson | Oct 22, 2020 | Comments Off on FDA Meeting – Development, authorization and licensure of vaccines to prevent COVID-19

Testimony Delivered to the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee

How Do We Disrupt the Incredible Burden of COVID-19’s Impact on Communities of Color?

By M. Isabelle Chaudry | Jul 6, 2020 | Comments Off on How Do We Disrupt the Incredible Burden of COVID-19’s Impact on Communities of Color?

Long-standing systemic inequalities including racism and inadequate access to care have led to unconscionable health disparities during the pandemic.

It’s Time to #MailTheAbortionPill

By Sarah Christopherson | Jul 1, 2020 | Comments Off on It’s Time to #MailTheAbortionPill

Patients are turning to telehealth appointments and online pharmacies for routine medical care during the COVID-19 outbreak without having to leave their homes. But for most pregnant people seeking safe and effective abortion pills, the FDA has created a Byzantine set of rules that delay or block access to care.

Congressional Hearing — The Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color

By M. Isabelle Chaudry | Jun 17, 2020 | Comments Off on Congressional Hearing — The Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color

Statement from M. Isabelle Chaudry, Esq., Senior Policy Manager, National Women’s Health Network: House Ways and Means Committee

What Do Racial Health Disparities Look Like During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

By NWHN Staff | Jun 11, 2020 | Comments Off on What Do Racial Health Disparities Look Like During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

According to the CDC, the disproportionate burden of coronavirus felt by communities of color can be attributed to numerous structural factors. Such factors include, but are not limited to: working conditions for essential workers, a lack of paid sick leave, and uninsurance. About a quarter of the Latinx and Black populations in the United States are employed in the service industry, compared to 16% of the White population.