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  • now to that growing and disturbing trend, the disproportionate Impact Cove in 19 is having on communities of color, from New York to Detroit to nearby Baltimore, where I drove this week to see for myself.

  • Baltimore is a majority black city that's seen more than 750 infections and 22 deaths so far, and it's about to get worse.

  • Labeled as an emerging hot spot for this deadly virus, Theo streets of this city are nearly deserted as this virus zeroes in on Charm City, home to Maryland State.

  • Elegant Nick Mosby, who is concerned about higher rates of death for people of color across the state.

  • When you look at it from a socio economics perspective, there's always been health care disparities in the African American community.

  • Heart of the district he represents is seeing a spike in infections, and he is especially concerned for essential workers.

  • Some of them do have to do not have the ability of social distancing because they rely on public transportation to get to and from work.

  • They work in environments where the front line, according to the Economic Policy Institute, fewer than one in five black workers and one in six Hispanic workers are able to work remotely there.

  • The bus drivers, they're the folks there cleaning our hospital floors.

  • They're the folks that are working in our grocery stores, like 27 year old Leilani Jordan, who died from Covert 19 on April 1st, she worked at a grocery store in Largo, Maryland.

  • But there was nothing that Leilani wouldn't do for anybody.

  • Jordan's mother, Zenobia Shepherd, tearfully told us her daughter was eager to keep working.

  • It wasn't the money it was helping people loving people making a difference.

  • Black Marylanders account for a majority of covert 19 deaths across the state at 52% even though they make up just 31% of the population.

  • Similar numbers in other regions.

  • Michigan, where 41% of deaths are among black residents who make up only 14% of the population Louisiana were black.

  • Residents make up 70% of deaths, 32% of the population.

  • And in New York City, Latinos have also been overrepresented, making up about 34% of deaths there.

  • These racial differences aren't due to some inherent characteristics of people of who are classified as black or Latino people who are descendants of people who were enslaved in this country.

  • Uh, you know, have a history of being mistreated to just say that these air people who've made a series of bad choices and that's why they're sick leaves out a whole other side of the story.

  • Back in Baltimore, delegate Most B wants the state to start collecting covert 19 data by zip code to see which already underserved neighborhoods need the most help.

  • And to better protect any workers who can't stay home.

  • Everyone's relying on them.

  • What are we doing to protect them?

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now to that growing and disturbing trend, the disproportionate Impact Cove in 19 is having on communities of color, from New York to Detroit to nearby Baltimore, where I drove this week to see for myself.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/04/13
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