Covering Coronavirus: The Pandemic’s Unequal Toll
The coronavirus pandemic has affected everyone — but not equally. Black, Latino and Native American communities in particular have suffered higher rates of infection and deaths, laying bare deep inequities in the American health care system and the social factors underlying health. Low-income communities rely heavily on safety net health centers and clinics for care, and at the same moment many of these providers are facing curtailed services or closures due to lost revenues during COVID-19. This webinar seeks a deeper understanding on why minority and low-income communities are facing worse outcomes from COVID-19, and explored data tips and strategies for telling stories that capture the pandemic’s devastating toll and persistent threat to America’s most vulnerable residents.
This webinar is a project of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism, NIHCM Foundation and Commonwealth Fund.