The Weekly Pulse: Hospitals Overflowing and Understaffed; Vaccine Distribution Rollout

For The Weekly Pulse, we’ve scoured the most trusted journalistic sources—and, of course, our Twitter feeds—to bring you this week’s most important news stories related to health and wellness.

In this edition: We are back with continued coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, including updates on vaccine distribution; a look at hospitals that are overflowing yet understaffed; and Argentina’s legalization of abortion as the highlight of this week’s repro rundown.

The Ms. Q&A: Actor-Activist Vanessa Marano on Shifting the Trafficking Narrative to Survivors

Conversations around sex trafficking experienced a resurgence following the investigation and indictment of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein and his accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell. However, the renewed spotlight on sex trafficking also helped popularize a plethora of unsupported conspiracy theories—leaving survivors in the shadows as powerful people continue to contort the narrative.