Don't miss Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha's 5/12/20 New York Times op ed: I’m Sick of Asking Children to Be Resilient:
"A baby born in Flint, Mich., where I am a pediatrician, is likely to live almost 20 fewer years than a child born elsewhere in the same county....With over 200 deaths, the county where Flint is has more Covid-19 fatalities than 19 states to date...."
"Surviving life’s hardest blows should not be celebrated — or expected. Recovery and reconciliation require reparations and resources. To expect resilience without justice is simply to indifferently accept the status quo....Rather than hoping a child is tough enough to endure the insurmountable, we must build resilient places — healthier, safer, more nurturing and just — where all children can thrive."
Read Dr. Mona's full opinion piece - including solutions - here.
Other recent media appearances:
Doctor explains how plasma can help coronavirus patients (and her personal commitment to giving plasma)
Jackson [MI] Mayor Derek Dobies selects Book of the Year about Flint water crisis (this, in addition to Michigan Humanities' pick for 2019-20 Great Michigan Read)
Dr. Mona Speakng Truth to Youth, AWWT video