CEASE and Reverse
A coalition led by Black women activists are calling on six southern governors to reverse their plans for “opening up” their states in the wake of shelter-in-place policies that are attempting to mitigate the deadly outbreak. To do so without appropriate data, testing and tools is an “irresponsible and a death sentence.”
Petition with demands are here.
Medicaid Expansion Could Save Lives in COVID-19 Pandemic
Southern states with GOP governors, home to the majority of Black residents, have blocked Medicaid Expansion which research reveals has saved lives in the area of cardiovascular disease, one of the major risk factors for the deadly Coronavirus. Advocates call on governors in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee to immediately expand Medicaid.
The Bitter Harvest of American Racism
When white America sneezes, Black America gets pneumonia,” begins Princeton scholar and author Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor in a compelling commentary that lays bear the life and death consequences of racism in the age of pandemic.
COVID-19 and Obesity
Research has surfaced that obesity as a risk factor for the Coronavirus is particularly high among younger patients and Black women suffer disproportionately higher rates of obesity than any other demographic group.
Black People and Vulnerability
Gross health disparities, exposure to pollution, poverty and other trappings of racial inequality create a perfect storm of vulnerability to the Coronavirus for Black Americans.
The Data Don’t Lie
The COVID Tracking project collects and publishes the most comprehensive state by state data on the deadly outbreak, available and updated in real time including state compilations and other invaluable information or reviewing, understanding and using the research.