America is Ignoring an Epidemic of ‘Superbugs’

From Pro Publica:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there are at least 23,000 deaths every year from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) — but that figure is, at best, a guess. In reality, due to patchwork reporting of MRSA related deaths, there is no way of knowing the toll of these “superbugs.” (Reuters)

Terrific @Reuters investigation: ‘Superbug’ scourge spreads as U.S. fails to track rising human toll https://t.co/aGt8KvChXA @SpecialReports

Millions of children, in schools across the country, are suffering from mental health issues, and schools are not equipped to handle them. This series takes a closer look at the factors at play. (NPR)

This is really great work. My God. https://t.co/3WFUuAqJyE

The Emerald Triangle of California is rife with marijuana farms — and apparently sexual abuse. This investigation unearthed several cases of sexual violence at marijuana farms in Northern California and the issue grows with every harvest. (Reveal)

An incredible investigation by @shoeshine on abuse and trafficking in the marijuana industry https://t.co/I8gkOOWabZ via @reveal

School closings and mass layoffs caused several major cities to have dearth of black teachers, and it’s causing problems. Looking at the issue through a shuttered high school in Philadelphia, this deep dive explains why. (Mother Jones)

Powerful piece by @KristinaRizga on what our schools—and everyone—are losing with the exodus of black teachers. https://t.co/DD5wMlOrsf

Louisiana’s public defense system is rife with issues, from real estate and tax lawyers functioning as public defenders to areas with only one public defender. (Marshall Project/Guardian)

Critical series on the crisis of public defense — must read.https://t.co/MtVzWFRk66@GuardianUS @MarshallProj

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