PRESS RELEASE: Health Care Awareness Month Applauds Formation of Congressional Social Determinants of Health Caucus

New York, NY – Today, the Health Care Awareness Month team applauds Reps. Cheri Bustos (D-IL), G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) , Tom Cole (R-OK) and Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), on convening the Congressional Social Determinants of Health Caucus. Said nationally-recognized Patient Advocate Peter Morley, “We want to offer our thanks and applause Read more…

How mask shaming affects immunocompromised people

When Peter Morley, who has an autoimmune disease, was out and about on the streets of New York City for Pride Month celebrations in June, he wore a mask — as well as a matching outfit with his best friend, Charlie.

Their matching outfits caught the attention of a photographer, and when the two posed, Morley said the photographer asked him to pull his mask down. After Morley declined, the photographer responded by saying, “COVID is over. Get on with your life.”