Congress Asked The CDC For Data On How The Coronavirus Is Affecting Communities Of Color. The CDC Sent Back Links To Its Public Website.
“The Trump Administration would prefer to ignore the disproportionate impact this crisis is having on communities of color,” said Sen. Patty Murray.
Small Businesses Owned By Women And Minorities Are Struggling To Get Federal Loans During The Coronavirus Pandemic
The Small Business Administration was supposed to give guidance to lenders to prioritize underserved small businesses, but the agency’s inspector general found it did not.
The nation's top infectious disease official warned lawmakers that if states proceed with reopening their economies early, "There is a real risk that you will trigger an outbreak that you may not be able to control."
Trump’s Health Secretary Says Workers’ Home Lives, Not Working Conditions, Are Responsible For Coronavirus Outbreaks In Meatpacking Plants
Alex Azar’s comments echo those from the meatpacking industry, who say outbreaks in their plants are not their fault.
The Coronavirus Is Killing People Of Color At Outsized Rates. Local Lawmakers Want The Justice Department To Investigate Who Is To Blame.
Nearly three dozen local lawmakers are sending a letter asking DOJ to look at possible civil rights violations in how governments have responded to the coronavirus.
A legacy of racism has left a dangerous divide between the medical establishment and black Americans, who are now dying at high rates in the coronavirus pandemic.
Harris's bill would establish a task force to gather data and provide recommendations on coronavirus response for people of color who have been disproportionately affected by the disease.
He Worked As A Janitor At The University Where He Was Studying. He Died From The Coronavirus Just 20 Credits Shy Of Graduating.
“He was a good person who wanted to leave a mark on the world,” said his fiancé. “And he has done just that.”
He Last Saw His Wife Before He Was Admitted To The Hospital With The Coronavirus. Days Later They Both Died.
“They may have lived ordinary lives, but they were extraordinary people.”
“We’re telling you that no one should be out here because it’s dangerous, but we’re sending you out there and we’re not giving out any masks.”
House Democrats plan to let members who cannot travel to Washington due to the coronavirus to vote by proxy — allowing another member to cast their vote for them.
With Congress Gone, Rep. Max Rose Spent Two Weeks In The Reserves Helping Build A Hospital For Coronavirus Patients
“I compare this to total war,” Rose told BuzzFeed News.
“You can’t drive a bus or wash dishes on Zoom,” said one doctor. “These are people we count on to do essential jobs, and they are going unprotected.”
“My President Is Not My God”: Some Churches Are Planning To Host Hundreds For Easter Sunday Services Despite The Coronavirus
The federal government recommends no one attend gatherings of more than 10 people, but some churches are still encouraging big congregations to attend Easter Sunday services.
One Was A Cowboy, The Other A Store Owner. Both Were Elected To Office. Both Died Of The Coronavirus.
South Dakota State Rep. Bob Glanzer and Jersey City Council Member Michael Yun both died from complications caused by the coronavirus.
“I’ve Never Seen Anything Like This”: Doctors Without Enough Ventilators Are Being Told Whom To Save During The Coronavirus Pandemic
“I watched like three people die on Saturday — nothing we can do. Zero," one New York City doctor told BuzzFeed News.
"His death woke people up. People are shocked," Rep. Rashida Tlaib told BuzzFeed News of Isaac Robinson's death.
"She was a supermom, you know?"
Senators will leave after passing a massive economic recovery package, as health officials have urged people to avoid close contact with others as much as possible.
“Why Are We Here?”: Some Congressional Staffers Are Worried For Their Safety As They’re Forced To Work
“Our bosses are expecting us to go into work, increase our chance of exposure, and in doing so are keeping us from our families and parents,” said one staffer.