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Earlier this month, many were shocked by the news that COVID-19 is the third leading cause of death in St. Louis County. A report from the St. Louis County Health department stated this fact along with the grim news that as the virus surges, health disparities in African American communities…

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With a new school year underway, children have returned to area classrooms for in-person learning, and COVID-19 safety protocols are top of mind.  Dr. Jennifer Wessels, chief medical director with Home State Health, Centene’s Missouri health plan, says students, teachers and school staff sho…

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Vaccines are effective and safe: The research that led to the development of the COVID-19 vaccine is not new. NIH scientists have been working on the technology used in the vaccine for many years. One of the scientists, Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, an African American viral immunologist, was a cen…

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Cheryl Walker, a retired real estate investor and financial specialist, wasn’t particularly concerned about the coronavirus as she prepared for her 10-day vacation to Elmina, Ghana. She had been planning the trip since March and did the necessary research. Walker knew that Ghana is one of th…