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Worried about the Omicron variant of COVID? We called a Minnesota medical researcher for information, advice—and reassurance.

“The science is working,” says Dr. Tim Schacker, vice dean for research at the University of Minnesota Medical School. In a conversation with Sahan Journal, Dr. Schacker described what we know and what we don’t yet know about the Omicron variant. The global health system has become better prepared to evaluate the new COVID risks, Dr. Schacker says. And though the variant may be different, Minnesotans can protect themselves through familiar precautions like vaccines, masking, and social distancing.


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COVID-19 VACCINE PROJECT

Todo lo que los niños y los padres deben saber sobre la vacuna COVID-19.

¿Le da miedo a su hijo que le pongan la vacuna? ¿Sentirán los niños dolor o efectos secundarios después? ¿Qué deben hacer usted y su hijo para prepararse para recibir la vacuna? Esperamos que estos vídeos proporcionen información útil para los padres y los niños de nuestras comunidades.  Gracias a UCare por su apoyo generoso…


Afghan Arrivals

The 44-day journey that changed Muhammad Nishat’s life

Until August, Muhammad Nishat performed humanitarian work in his home country of Afghanistan. Now, he lives with his wife and eight kids in a Twin Cities hotel room. The trip included stops in Qatar, Germany, Washington D.C., and a military base in Virginia. In the coming weeks and months, state agencies, nonprofits, and volunteers will help 500 Afghans like Nishat start over in Minnesota.


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Sahan Journal receives Google News Initiative funding to collaborate with community news organizations that broadcast in Spanish, Hmong, and Somali.

Google News Initiative’s 2021 North America Innovation Challenge seeks to help local media learn more about the news needs of their communities. The program will give more than $3.2 million to 25 projects, selected from 190 applicants. Sahan Journal will work with community media—La Raza 95.7z FM, 3HmongTV, and Somali TV Minnesota—to help serve audiences in languages other than English.

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