Unsurprising Data Show Poverty, Lack of Health Care, Race All Factor in COVID-19 Contraction and Death

Shannon Stafford styles the hair of Ebony Housey at her salon on Friday, April 24, 2020, in Savannah, Ga. Gov. Brian Kemp announced this week the resumption of elective medical procedures, as well as the reopening of certain close-contact businesses like gyms, barbershops and tattoo parlors. (AP Photo/Russ Bynum)

President Trump has not fulfilled the promise to keep all data on racial disparity rates of COVID-19 contractions and death. The Washington Post reports more than 80% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Georgia are African American. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms reports a spike in coronavirus cases.

April Ryan speaks with Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who is co-chair of the Joint Economic Committee, on unsurprising data related to racial and socioeconomic status, coronavirus contraction, and loss of employment. Rep Beyer says the real work will be overcoming income inequality while rebuilding the economy.

Click ▶️ to listen to AURN Washington Bureau Chief April Ryan’s White House Report: