The California surplus is available to some, but for 61 local public health department workers there’s little but tough love.
Politics have divided the state on masks and vaccinations, but there may still be hope for underserved communities.
American children die of measles and whooping cough not because of shortages of vaccine sera, or trained nurses, but because their parents have bought into antivaccine narratives that argue, without providing scientific proof, the sera are linked to children developing autism.
Debate about parental leave has long focused on the benefits for working families and the supposed costs to employers. But more fundamentally, ensuring that new parents have the support and time they need to bond with their children is essential to public health and to infant development.