CHN’S COVID-19 Watch: Tracking Hardship June 5
Needless death afflicts this nation. As racism caused the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many others, so are death, sickness, and hardship from the pandemic disproportionately inflicted by race. Black Americans are dying from COVID-19 at more than twice the rate of Whites. Blacks and Latinx are more likely to be unemployed, more likely to go without food, and more likely to be unable to pay rent. With levels of joblessness far higher than during the Great Recession, and those without jobs far more likely to be uninsured, federal solutions and investments remain essential. The Senate must join the House in enacting COVID recovery legislation similar to the House’s HEROES act.
Households in which someone lost employment income since March 13 (through week ending May 26):
Respectively, for Latinx, Black, Asian, White households. Tweet this.
2X the Great Recession