Rep. Ayanna Pressley: “History has shown us that in the face of combating any virus, that communities of color are disproportionately impacted.”

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MELVIN: “Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley joins me now, of course, Democrat from Massachusetts limbo kostenlosen vollversion android. Congresswoman, thank you so much for your time this morning. I understand you’ve written a letter, along with Senators Booker, Senator Warren, Senator Kamala Harris as well vr securego app für pc herunterladen. And you wrote this letter, as I understand it, and you correct me if I’m wrong here, to the secretary of Health and Human Services. Tell me more about the letter, what you and your fellow lawmakers hope to accomplish.”

PRESSLEY: “Well, we wrote that letter on March 27th because history has shown us that in the face of combating any virus, that communities of color are disproportionately impacted minecraft windows 10 kostenlosen. We saw that with H1N1. And of course, we know communities of color represent a more vulnerable group because they also represent many of those underlying conditions that put someone at risk poker herunterladen kostenlos. And so on March 27th, myself, Senator Warren and Harris and Booker respectively sent a letter to Health and Human Services to collect data in realtime to disaggregate and disaggregate that data herunterladen. We have not heard a response from them. There are some states that are already doing this. But we need this to be standardized across the board because it will directly inform how we coordinate and marshal resources microsoft office kostenlos herunterladen 2010. And we know that which gets measured gets done. It will give assurances that access to testing and treatment is affordable in meeting the scale and scope of this pandemic.”

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MELVIN: “ Congresswoman, I just heard something there in the governor’s briefing herunterladen. There was a question asked about this sort of racial disparity that we’re talking about. And the response was basically they collect — they’re collecting the data from the coroner’s office after someone has been — I guess it’s been determined they’ve died as a result of Coronavirus ccleaner gratisen windows 7 nederlands. Do you know if that’s the norm nationwide? Is that unique to New York?”

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PRESSLEY: “Well, again, that’s the point. That’s why went that initial letter March 27th because we know what history has already shown us tomtom. To this day, myself and representative Robin Kelley of Illinois are writing a letter with the Congressional Black Caucus advocating for democratic leadership to make this a priority wirtschaftssimulation spiele kostenlosen. We need standardized testing. This has to be a federal mandate. And not only that we have that — I’m sorry not testing, but not only that we have that data, but that it is being publicly shared. We’re already collecting age and gender. And by collecting age and we can now see that — we see a higher proportionality of men being represented in this, men of color in particular. And so it is important we begin to collect this data, just do disaggregate it and publicly share it in real time. And I will also add given that the community of color disproportionately suffer from those underlying conditions that make them more vulnerable like asthma and heart disease and diabetes, that is why I also continue to fight for community health centers because we know that disproportionately that our most vulnerable communities lack equal access to quality health care. And so in meeting the scale and scope in this pandemic, we have to continue to fight for those community health centers as well.” ayanna pressley virus color