Kodak moment

“The image on the left was taken on Jan. 6, 2021, as a pro-Trump mob forced their way into the Capitol, an incident that would end with five people, including a police officer, dead.

The image on the right was taken at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Phoenix on Nov. 30, 2020, as Giuliani convened an unofficial “hearing” to discuss false allegations of voter fraud.”

The article includes links to a newspaper account of the ‘hearing’, an archived copy of Mr. Angeli’s Facebook page after the event and a video clip from the ‘hearing’ in which Angeli briefly greets Giuliani but as Snopes notes, “It should be noted that taking a photograph with someone is not indicative of any meaningful relationship.”

The image on the left lets us all know what Mr. Angeli looks like when wearing his horns.

Black newborns are more likely to survive when delivered by Black doctors. Hmm…

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Rachel Hardeman, a reproductive health equity researcher, has dealt with racism and its harmful impact on the health of Black Americans throughout her career. However, she is particularly distressed by the disproportionately high mortality rates for Black babies, Washington Post reports.

Searching for the causes of the high death rates, Hardeman, an associate professor at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, and three other researchers examined the records of 1.8 million Florida hospital births between 1992 and 2015 looking for clues.

What stuck out was a startling statistic. Although Black newborns are three times as likely to die as white newborns, when Black babies are delivered by Black doctors, their mortality rate is cut in half.

“It is the first empirical evidence to describe the impact of the physician’s race on an outcome such as infant mortality,” Hardeman says.

Please, RTFA! Not only a groundbreaking study. Frightening, in and of itself. Researchers didn’t really find any parallels. Read the article and reflect.