The calls are louder for every state to offer the numbers on African Americans contracting and dying from coronavirus. Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) and the Congressional Black Caucus want mandatory reports from every state to include data on race and ethnicity to the Centers for Disease Control. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has blocked the measure.
Communities of color are dealing with deadly #COVID19 outcomes because of structural racism.— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) April 9, 2020
Food deserts, redlining, discrimination in health care/housing have all caused increased rates of asthma, diabetes, heart disease, and other COVID risk factors. https://t.co/uCQzUQAGrK
AURN’s April Ryan speaks with Congresswoman Lee.
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