The Weekly Pulse: Arkansas Is “Worst State for Trans Kids”; 1-in-3 COVID Survivors Diagnosed with Brain Disorder; The Future of the Pandemic

In this edition: Arkansas becomes “America’s worst state for trans kids” after lawmakers ban gender-affirming health care for minors; wins and losses in the fight for abortion rights; a new study shows one in three survivors of COVID-19 are diagnosed with a brain or psychiatric disorder within six months; and President Biden moved up his call for states to make all adults vaccine eligible from May 1 to April 19.

The Weekly Pulse: Arkansas Near-Total Abortion Ban; Biden Signs American Rescue Plan; Feminists Mark One Year of COVID

In this week’s edition, we take a look at the American Rescue Plan Act to what it has in store for those suffering through the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic; mark one year since the pandemic officially began; discuss President Biden’s latest vaccine timeline; and, run down recent attacks on reproductive health.

As we reflect on the past year, let us be reminded that the opportunity for advancing an intersectional feminist agenda is now.

The Weekly Pulse: House Passes COVID Relief as U.S. Surpasses 500k Deaths

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 observe the half a million American lives lost to COVID; update you on vaccination efforts both globally and domestically; and take a look at the state of reproductive rights.