Dr. Chip Walter, chief medical officer of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute and a professor of pediatrics at Duke, discusses why second doses are important, whether boosters are needed, and what to expect after being vaccinated, among other issues.
A video posted Saturday to TikTok shows a deputy in Burke County holding a man with the crook of his elbow pressed against the man’s neck. The man appears to go limp and the deputy lowers him to the ground before the recording ends.
Fifty years ago this summer, President Richard Nixon declared a war on drugs. Today, with the U.S. mired in a deadly opioid epidemic that did not abate during the coronavirus pandemic’s worst days, it is questionable whether anyone won the war.
Yet the loser is clear: Black and Latino Americans, their families and their communities. A key weapon was the imposition of mandatory minimums in prison sentencing. Decades later those harsh federal and state penalties led to an increase in the prison industrial complex that saw millions of people, primarily of color, locked up and shut out of the American dream.