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Coronavirus is disproportionately killing black Americans

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), News & Current Affairs

By Kathryn Krawczyk, The Week — Celebrities may be calling COVID-19 a “great equalizer,” but statistics from across the U.S. show that’s far from the truth. Coronavirus case numbers and death tolls have revealed the virus is disproportionately affecting black Americans in many parts of the country — though statistics from some of the hardest hit areas haven’t been revealed yet, The New York Times reports. Black Americans make up just about…

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A first responder greets patients waiting in their cars Monday to enter a coronavirus testing center at United Medical Center, the sole hospital in Washington’s Ward 8.

U.S. government is urged to release race, ethnicity data on COVID-19 cases

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), News & Current Affairs

A civil rights group and doctors cite reports that the pandemic is affecting African Americans at a disproportionate rate. By Vanessa Williams, The Washington Post — A civil rights group and hundreds of doctors are calling on the federal government to release race and ethnicity data on coronavirus infections and deaths from covid-19, citing reports that the pandemic is affecting African Americans at a disproportionate rate. The information is necessary to “better…

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For decades, people living near 'cancer alley' have breathed in some of the country's most toxic air. covid-19 has only worsened the existing public health crisis.

‘Cancer Alley’ has some of the highest Coronavirus death rates in the country

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), News & Current Affairs

As predominately Black communities in the polluted areas along the Mississippi from New Orleans to Baton Rouge face heightened risks from COVID-19, the EPA has suspended enforcement of the environmental rules designed to protect them. By Sophie Kasakove, VICE — For Mary Hampton, social distancing is the easy part. Her biggest vulnerability during the coronavirus pandemic is beyond her control: the massive petrochemical plant just outside her home in Reserve,…

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

AOC wants coronavirus ‘reparations’ for minority communities

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Reparations

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has called for coronavirus reparations for minorities, claiming higher numbers of COVID-19 fatalities in low-income communities stems from underlying inequality. By Ebony Bowden, New York Post — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has called for coronavirus reparations for minorities, claiming higher numbers of COVID-19 fatalities in low-income communities stems from underlying inequality. “COVID deaths are disproportionately spiking in Black + Brown communities,” Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) tweeted to her 6 million…

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Coughing

State of Emergency Declared for Black America as Public Health Experts Reveal Coronavirus is Airborne

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), News & Current Affairs

Medical experts have sounded the alarm that the virus could well be transmitted through the air. By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA — While many medical doctors maintain that the novel coronavirus is transmitted through droplets from coughs or sneezes, more and more medical experts and officials who work primarily with infectious respiratory illnesses and aerosols are convinced that the disease is airborne. Today, as a result of recent medical research…

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The National Black Nurses Association

NBNA Strongly Supports a Healthy and Safe Work Environment for Nurses Who are on the Frontline Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts, COVID-19 (Coronavirus), News & Current Affairs

Silver Spring, Maryland — The National Black Nurses Association is distressed by the growing reports of nurses who are trying to ensure that they and all frontline health workers are protected while caring for patients in this pandemic. Martha A. Dawson, DNP, RN, FACHE, President, National Black Nurses Association, said: “It is unacceptable…

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Blue gloves

The Racial Time Bomb in the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Crisis

By Commentaries/Opinions, COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Pre-existing health conditions leave one group particularly vulnerable. By Charles M. Blow, NYT — Early Monday morning the email arrived. The subject line began, “ALARM AT THE GATE,” written in all caps. Someone had died. That is always what that phrasing means. The message came via a group email list maintained by the fraternity I joined in college some 30 years ago. A younger member, a rising chef in his…

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Fred Royal, the Milwaukee head of the NAACP, walks empty streets near his home in a largely black neighborhood hit hard by the coronavirus. He knows three people who have died.

Early data shows African Americans have contracted and died of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at an alarming rate

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), News & Current Affairs

No, the coronavirus is not an “equalizer.” Black people are being infected and dying at higher rates. Here’s what Milwaukee is doing about it — and why governments need to start releasing data on the race of COVID-19 patients. By Akilah Johnson and Talia Buford, ProPublica — The coronavirus entered Milwaukee from a white, affluent suburb. Then it took root in the city’s black community and erupted. As public health…

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Institute of the Black World 21st Century FEMA/Black Family Summit Emergency Management Task Force Evolving Facts about COVID-19 Impact on the Black Community

Coronavirus Fact Sheet: Evolving Facts about COVID-19 Impact on the Black Community

By Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts, COVID-19 (Coronavirus), News & Current Affairs

Institute of the Black World 21st Century FEMA/Black Family Summit Emergency Management Task Force Evolving Facts about COVID-19 Impact on the Black Community On this page COVID-19 Quick Facts COVID-19 Testing COVID-19 Harm Reduction COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions COVID-19 Myths Quick Facts What is Covid 19 Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus…

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The Association of Black Psychologists

The Association of Black Psychologists release a Five Star Family Enhancement Plan in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts, COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Culturally-Grounding and Supporting Our Communities During COVID-19 Worldwide Pandemic.   By Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi) — ABPsi is an affiliated organization of the IBW21 Black Family Summit. The Association of Black Psychologists, Inc. (ABPsi) is extremely concerned about this most recent threat and its psychological and emotional impact. ABPsi does not endorse or support any unsubstantiated beliefs and/or proposed strategies for responding to the COVID-19 Worldwide Pandemic. In the…

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