Exclusive: Nearly 600 — And Counting — US Health Workers Have Died Of COVID-19

Nearly 600 front-line health care workers appear to have died of COVID-19, according to Lost on the Frontline, a project launched by The Guardian and KHN that aims to count, verify and memorialize every health care worker who dies during the pandemic.

The tally includes doctors, nurses and paramedics, as well as crucial health care support staff such as hospital janitors, administrators and nursing home workers, who have put their own lives at risk during the pandemic to help care for others. Lost on the Frontline has now published the names and obituaries for more than 100 workers.

A majority of those documented were identified as people of color, mostly African American and Asian/Pacific Islander. Profiles of more victims, and an updated count, will be added to our news sites twice weekly going forward.

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Relish the bounty of summer | Health Beat

Farm markets offer a great opportunity to introduce your kids to new types of fresh fruits and vegetables. (For Spectrum Health Beat)

The growing season is here—and that means it’ll be easier than ever to get your fill of fresh fruits and vegetables.

But only if you keep seasonal fare top of mind.

Spectrum Health dietitian Caren Dobreff has plenty of tips to help you and your family make the most of summer produce.

It could pay off in your waistline and your wallet.

During the off season, fresh fruits and vegetables are often harder to find and more expensive, given the steeper costs for transportation and logistics.

“Buying fresh fruits and vegetables in season and locally is much more cost effective,” Dobreff said.

Local food pantries and community and government organizations also run programs that make fresh items accessible to everyone, regardless of income.

Consider yourself fortunate if you

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