Minnesota Public Radio reports on grassroots action unfolding in communities of color across the nation. Focusing on minority neighborhoods, local firefighters, community health workers, and volunteers have been going door to door with bags of masks, hand sanitizer, and public health information to directly address the disparate impact of the pandemic on Black and Latinx communities. Key to these efforts are the liaisons who are from the community, rather than the government, who serve as trusted resources for their neighbors. However, both leaders and residents acknowledge that these acute efforts are insufficient for addressing the structural issues, like poor housing and inadequate food, that have fostered caseload disparities. #racialequity #covid-19
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