COVID-19 deaths among Black essential workers linked to racial disparities

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COVID-19 deaths among Black essential workers linked to racial disparities

Study co-authors Tiana Rogers, Ph.D., and Charles Rogers, Ph.D.

A new study co-authored by Tiana Rogers, a Program Manager for Sorenson Impact Center’s Data, Policy, and Performance Innovation team, found that Black people disproportionally work in nine essential occupations that increase their exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19.

“I find it ironic that the people we depend on as essential workers to wipe down our counters and keep things clean are the most vulnerable among us,” Rogers said. “We need to make sure that the people doing these jobs can continue to provide for their families without having to risk their lives.”

Read the full release here.

 

2020-09-16T15:30:18-06:00September 16th, 2020|

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