Covid Conspiracies, cultural competency

‘Masks, Misinformation, and Making Do: Appalachian Health-Care Workers and the COVID-19 Pandemic’ book selected to be part of the KU Focus Collection 2023: Global Health

Southwest Virginia GMEC Director Wendy Welch is the book editor The Knowledge Unlatched Focus Collection 2023: Global Health is a special collection containing 20 front list books from several publishers around one single topical, cutting-edge theme chosen by librarians. Knowledge Unlatched (KU) is an Open Access organization that facilitates the publishing of Open Access books and journals and makes… Continue reading ‘Masks, Misinformation, and Making Do: Appalachian Health-Care Workers and the COVID-19 Pandemic’ book selected to be part of the KU Focus Collection 2023: Global Health

clinical care, Covid Conspiracies, public health, rural health issues

Rural Infection and death rates on the decline

For the ninth week in a row, COVID-19 infection and death rates in rural locations have continued to fall, hitting lows that have not been seen in 9 months. Since their peak during the second full week of January, new weekly cases have dropped by 83%. The number of weekly deaths has fallen by two-thirds… Continue reading Rural Infection and death rates on the decline

Covid Conspiracies, public health, research

THe third Covid Vaccine just got approved, what makes it different?

The FDA approved immediate emergency use authorization for Johnson & Johnson's vaccine for COVID-19. While this is the third vaccine to combat the novel virus first documented in late 2019, it does differ than its counterparts by Moderna and Pfizer/BioNtech in several ways: it only requires 1 dose, it has a different efficacy, it provides… Continue reading THe third Covid Vaccine just got approved, what makes it different?

Covid Conspiracies

GMEC Publication POINTS OUT Tuskegee LEgacy

Ashley Marshall, a CEO of the YWCA non-profit in Lynchburg, is a contributing author to COVID Conspiracies, edited by GMEC's CEO Wendy Welch. Marshall discussed the legacy of true conspiracies such as the Tuskegee Project on Black community responses to COVID-19 vaccine trials, in a podcast for the Virginia Rural Health Association. The National Rural… Continue reading GMEC Publication POINTS OUT Tuskegee LEgacy