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Fauci says the coronavirus is ‘shining a bright light’ on ‘unacceptable’ hea


“I see a similarity here because health disparities have always existed for the African American community,” he said. “But here again, with the crisis, how it’s shining a bright light on how unacceptable that is…” Please click here to read Jake Lahut’s story in Business Insider.

See related press release from SSMMA.

Other related stories include: Black people are overwhelmingly dying from coronavirus in cities across the US, in USA Today; 41% of Illinois Residents Dying from COVID-19 are Black, in WTTW News; Patients dying of COVID-19 are disproportionately black. Chicago’s mayor isn’t surprised, on the PBS News Hour;  Lightfoot declares ‘public health red alarm’ about racial disparity in COVID-19 deaths, in the Sun-Times; Covid-19 is disproportionately taking black lives, in Vox;  Chicago’s coronavirus disparity: Black Chicagoans are dying at nearly six times the rate of white residents, data show, in the Tribune; and Another example of racial inequity in access to health services, in former Park Forest Mayor John Osenburg’s blog, The Outpost Observer.

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