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The process in black communities. Black americans are receiving co vaccinations at dramatically lower rates than whites. According to kaiser health and florida's vaccine tracking website shows fifty eight thousand five hundred and forty. Black people have received at least one dose compared to almost seven hundred and forty nine thousand whites. Mistrust rooted and structural. Racism is one cause of the low inoculation rates. But another is access says deborah austin. She's with reach up a group. That's launch vigorous education campaigns and vaccine drives and so that's very disconcerting to look because we educated people we've been able to fail the mistrust and the discomfort and now they just can't get vaccinated. I'm trammell gome as of thursday. Florida had distributed two and a half million doses of vaccines and administered about one point. Three million of them this is. Pms as an estimated two hundred thirteen thousand families in pennsylvania faced possible eviction civil rights advocates say president binds executive order extending the moratorium on. Evictions is a good start but congress could do more to protect kennedy. Who fall behind on rent. Because of the pandemic the moratorium was set to expire at the end of this month on addictions from federally assisted or finance properties down for closures on federally guaranteed mortgages. But the executive order extends it through the end of march in thomson with the aclu says. It needs to be expanded to cover alternates. And for the duration of the pandemic we also need requirements put in place on landlords to make sure that they are not violating these important protections. He adds it. Congress needs to have emergency rental assistance in place before the moratorium is lifted some landlords have already challenged the constitutionality of the federal moratorium in court. I'm andrea sears. Reporting meantime the nation is at a turning point with a new push for you to eat some groups say changing. Our food system is one crucial step. In addressing the divide executive director of he'll food alliance no ghana says the combination of covid nineteen. The climate crisis in political unrest has illuminated the food systems vulnerability in times of crisis. And she explains that disinvestment from majority black neighborhoods lack of access to land in week labor laws fueled inequities for many of our communities where most negatively impacted by the system. That's been the case for hundreds of years. Black interested in other colors have come under attack and have been the ones who are most exploited with our systems times kind of content. These devine's cannot be bridged. Without first dismantling policies that put profits over people and the environment. Mary sherman reporting finally diane but are tells us we vote learning during the pandemic has meant excessive screen time for kids and maryland. Healthcare group is reading awareness to prevent too much exposure to potentially damaging blue light the light emitted from digital devices can cause serious retinal damage in children with long term exposure. According to scott edmonds with united healthcare children's eyes are still developing and more blue light enters. Their retinas than adults is in addition to taking breaks edmund. Suggest teaching kids to follow what he calls the twenty twenty rule to protect their is every twenty minutes. You should look off into the distance. Something twenty feet or further for twenty seconds. Since the chance of you're going to get myopia get away from the blue light about sixty four percent of teachers think blue light protection would improve. Student's attention span's this is mike clifford for public news. Service members supported heard on some of the nation's most interesting radio.