Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Ayanna Pressley is one of the "SQUAD" (the four freshman demorats) So.. I wonder how much they are going to ask for to "equalize" the 13% with the rest of the country...???

Coronavirus in America: Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Ayanna Pressley call for racial data in COVID-19 testing   

Democratic lawmakers are calling out an apparent lack of racial data that they say is needed to monitor and address disparities in the national response to the coronavirus outbreak.

In a letter sent Friday to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, both from Massachusetts, said comprehensive demographic data on people who are tested or treated for the virus that causes COVID-19 does not exist. Over the weekend, cities with large black and nonwhite Hispanic populations emerged as new hot spots for the spread of the virus.

“Any attempt to contain COVID-19 in the United States will have to address its potential spread in low-income communities of color, first and foremost to protect the lives of people in those communities, but also to slow the spread of the virus in the country as a whole,” the lawmakers wrote to Azar.

“This lack of information will exacerbate existing health disparities and result in the loss of lives in vulnerable communities,” the letter warned.

Sens. Kamala Harris of California and Cory Booker of New Jersey and Rep. Robin Kelly of Illinois
also signed the letter. It was shared exclusively with The Associated Press on Monday.



Drake's Place said...

And we are never surprised at how much lower the MSM can sink, are we?
Take care & stay healthy Pappy!

Pappy said...

I've been trying to get better stories from more obscure sources but the problem with that is you don't know the level of truth. And no... nothing surprises me anymore..! You take care of yourself as well Drake. We as a group of REAL bloggers, can't afford to lose any of us.....Thanx