COVID-19 & race: Minority populations face greater risk
New statistics from the Centers for Disease Control show people of color are being disproportionately impacted by coronavirus.
starting in August along with a nasal swab. Labs must also collect race and ethnicity data of those being tested for Corona virus. It's a step the CDC has been criticized for not taking sooner. I personally wanna apologize for the in agony adequacy of our response. The Cove in 19 Racial Data Tracker, a collaboration between the anti racist Research and Policy center and the covert Tracking project, finds black Americans are dying at rates nearly twice their population share in more than 40 states. Latino cases comprise more than their share of the population. Native Americans and Alaska natives are also being disproportionately impacted, and we likely don't have the full picture yet, says Dr Uta SCN. His analysis, which has not yet been peer reviewed, found many states have incomplete or no demographic data, making it difficult to distribute. Limited resource is really this pandemic has just laid bare the social inequities an hour, um, in our system as a whole, but particular not health system as well. In Buffalo, New York, urban family practices response in hard hit minority communities has been driven by data helping determine where to dispatch mobile testing vans, host community clinics and better address the needs of the families they serve. For example, many live in multigenerational households. Do we know about the generation, the essential workers, all that stuff we knew in March until we activated because we felt that, you know, was going to do something? The pandemic Revealing dangerous health inequality, say those on the front lines across the nation. Sarah Dahllof, NBC News.