CDC Newsroom-Media Statement from CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, on Racism and Health
For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 8, 2021
Today, Rochelle P. Walensky MD, MPH, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), declared racism a serious public health threat. Adding action to words, she highlighted several new efforts CDC is leading to accelerate its work to address racism as a fundamental driver of racial and ethnic health inequities in the United States. She also unveiled a new website “Racism and Health” that will serve as a hub for the agency’s efforts and a catalyst for greater education and dialogue around these critical issues.
Statement from Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the death of over 500,000 Americans. Tens of millions have been infected. And across this country people are suffering. Importantly, these painful experiences and the impact of COVID-19 are felt, most severely, in communities of color—communities that have experienced disproportionate case counts and deaths, and where the social impact of the pandemic has been most extreme.
Yet, the disparities seen over the past year were not a result of COVID-19. Instead, the pandemic illuminated inequities that have existed for generations and revealed for all of America a known, but often unaddressed, epidemic impacting public health: racism.
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Xinhuanet-GlOBALink | When ice hockey meets Chinese martial arts
Source: Xinhua| 2021-04-09 15:43:04|Editor: huaxia
Shaolin Tagou Martial Arts School in Dengfeng City, central China’s Henan Province, is known as “the first Martial Arts club”. Students are called as the “Shaolin kids” for practicing Kung Fu. As the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games is approaching, some of these “Shaolin kids” also start a journey of ice hockey. There’s a rink with a standard size, no an ice one, but a floor, due to the climatic conditions. “Shaolin kids” take the usual training lessons here. Practicing Martial Arts has strengthened not only their physiques, but also their will and determination to participate in rough games of ice hockey.