ICE detention centers saw sustained outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, says study

More than a dozen U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers experienced large, repeated outbreaks of vaccine-preventable illnesses in the last three years, according to a new study by researchers at UC San Francisco. Between Jan. 1, 2017, and March 22, 2020, the researchers identified 1,280 cases of influenza, 1,052 cases of chickenpox, and…

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Listen to Soundscapes from Home

Welcome. I wrote a few weeks ago about the sounds of pigeons undertaking their vigorous morning drills, their wings slapping against my windows. It’s easy, when we’re caught up in a day’s worth of doing and getting done, to ignore the soundtrack that’s always accompanying us, whether furnished by nature or by civilization. So many…

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Your New Favorite Sauce

Yotam Ottolenghi brought us a smart new recipe this week for a giant couscous cake with roasted pepper sauce (above). What’s great about it is, you can use that amazing sauce on anything you like. You could spoon it on pan-fried tofu, Yotam wrote, or pair it with leftover meatballs. You could eat it with…

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