Nada Hassanein, USA TODAY

Nada Hassanein

USA TODAY

Tallahassee, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Nada:

'Lifelines' to the vulnerable: Community health clinics to get $1B from Biden administration

Disparately impacted throughout the pandemic, people of color and those of low income make up a majority of community health center patients. → Read More

Pregnant people face 'severe risk of severe disease' from COVID-19. That's not motivating them to get vaccinated.

Black women already have disparate rates of maternal mortality, and pregnant women are at risk of severe illness from COVID-19. → Read More

No vaccination? Americans back tough rules and mask mandates to protect the common good

In an exclusive poll by USA TODAY/Ipsos, 70% say people have the right to choose not to get a vaccine but shouldn't expect to be around those who did. → Read More

'A pandemic tinderbox': In Hurricane Ida's aftermath, experts worry COVID-19 outbreak in Louisiana will worsen

Crowded shelters, inundated hospitals and ICUs, along with low vaccination rates make for a recipe that puts the state at risk for more infections. → Read More

COVID-19 is surging among America's youth. Doctors worry children of color face the greatest risk.

Severe illness from COVID-19 in kids is rare, but deaths have been more common in children of color. Amid the recent surge, experts are concerned. → Read More

'Extraordinarily concerning': Type 2 diabetes is soaring among Black, Hispanic youth, study shows

In Black and Hispanic children and teens, type 2 diabetes is up 95%, according to a report published Tuesday that analyzed data from 2001 to 2017. → Read More

Amid climbing COVID cases and community efforts, racial disparity in vaccinations appears to be narrowing

Over the past two weeks, people of color received first doses more than white people when compared to their shares of the population, CDC data shows. → Read More

Florida tops the nation in new COVID cases. As they spike in its rural Big Bend, many still fear the vaccine more.

As new COVID cases in Florida surge, residents in its rural Big Bend, where vaccination rates are extremely low, are quickly falling ill. → Read More

FDA announces plan to ban menthol cigarettes, 'forever' targeted at Black Americans

The FDA on Thursday announced plans to ban menthol cigarettes, which have long been a target of anti-smoking advocates and civil rights groups. → Read More

The US has paused its use of J&J's COVID-19 shot. How will that impact vaccine equity?

U.S. officials leaned on the one-dose J&J vaccine for hard-to-reach, vulnerable people before health officials recommended pausing its use this week. → Read More

COVID deaths third after heart disease and cancer in US last year; people of color hit hardest, CDC reports confirm

Two reports from the CDC confirm most patients who died of COVID-19 in 2020 had other health problems and people of color were more likely to die. → Read More

Thousands of Latinos were sterilized in the 20th century. Amid COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, they remember

Latino people were the target of medical abuses in the 20th century – and the impact is still a reality for many amid the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. → Read More

Thousands of Latinos were sterilized in the 20th century. Amid COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, they remember

Latino people were the target of medical abuses in the 20th century – and the impact is still a reality for many amid the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. → Read More

Thousands of Latinos were sterilized in the 20th century. Amid COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, they remember

Latino people were the target of medical abuses in the 20th century – and the impact is still a reality for many amid the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. → Read More

For the most vulnerable Americans, these clinics are trusted, accessible and vital to vaccine rollout

Federally Qualified Health Centers could be key to vaccinating hard-hit populations, experts say. They're now set to get extra doses. → Read More

Young Black men and teens are killed by guns 20 times more than their white counterparts, CDC data shows

CDC data shows stark racial disparities: In 2019, Black men and boys were 20 times more likely to die in a gun homicide than their white counterparts. → Read More

'Just not equal at all:' Vaccine rollout in Chicago a microcosm of racial disparities nationwide

People of color have suffered most from COVID-19. Now that a vaccine is here, they are far less likely to have received a first dose - for many of the same reasons. → Read More

Native American tribes are receiving COVID-19 vaccines. Now health officials are working to ease fears about taking it.

As of Wednesday, 290,900 Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines had been distributed by the Indian Health Service among its 12 geographic areas. → Read More

Here are 5 local groups that serve 32304's families and children in need

Several agencies provide care to families throughout Tallahassee’s 32304 ZIP code. Find out how to help. → Read More

American Medical Association, the nation's largest group of doctors, deems racism a 'public health threat'

The new AMA policy recognizes racism as a social determinant of health and describes three tiers of racism: systemic, cultural and interpersonal. → Read More