Let’s start the new year off with some good news.
The Root explains clearly that:
Only 15 percent of Black adults said they would “definitely not get the [COVID-19] vaccine,” which is quite literally the exact same percentage of whites who expressed that sentiment.
…71 percent of Black patients said they wanted to proceed cautiously because they were worried about side effects. The same percentage of Black people said they were also worried about the short development period. …Also, a 2018 report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources assessed found even the most objective measures of healthcare quality showed that white people received better care from doctors than Black patients.Michael Harriot, Black Paranoia and the COVID Vaccine, Explained
Did you know there’s a House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis? Well, there is.
It’s purpose, according to the HSCCC summary?
- Reaching 100% clean, net zero emissions economy-wide in the U.S. by no later than 2050.
- Establishing ambitious interim targets to assess progress and reduce pollution in environmental justice (EJ) communities.
- Achieving net-negative emissions during the 2nd half of the century.
They actually got omnibus legislation passed at the end of this year. Here’s a fact sheet detailing what was accomplished. Far from enough, but it’s a start.
Here’s hoping 2021 is better than 2020, and that there’s still life on Earth by 2050.
A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about hope.