With many Cleveland gay bars closing even before the pandemic, owners are relied on their close community ties to keep their businesses afloat when Covid-19 posed an existential challenge.
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Mayor Justin Bibb’s office recently posted a position for a senior strategist to oversee the city’s efforts to combat lead poisoning that would report to the mayor. One of the issues the new cabinet member will have to tackle is the plummeting numbers of children screened for the toxin during the pandemic.
While overall COVID-19 vaccination rates for Asian-Americans are relatively high in Ohio, Asian-American and Pacifc Island (AAPI) refugees and immigrants in Northeast Ohio – many who don’t speak English – have had to negotiate unique cultural and language barriers on their road to getting vaccinated.