The head of the WHO, Tedros Ghebreyesus, says there are worrying upward trends in Africa, Central and South America and is calling on all countries to remain vigilant.
The United States has the most cases of any country with more than 839-thousand confirmed cases and some 46-thousand deaths. U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order barring new immigration for people seeking permanent resident cards or green cards for the next sixty days. Trump says the action will protect unemployed Americans. Trump says the action will protect unemployed Americans. Health officials say the coronavirus doesn’t discriminate based on race or ethnicity. But, Blacks and Latinos in the United States are being infected at a higher rate as essential workers.
Panel discussion with:
- Dr. Uche Blackstock is the Founder and CEO of Advancing Health Equity
- Stella Rouse is an associate professor at the University of Maryland
- Rafael Bernal is a staff writer, The Hill
- Merrill Matthews is a resident scholar with the Institute for Policy innovation
- Einar Tangen is a political economic affairs commentator
More than 65% of Latinos across the country are having difficulty buying or finding necessities such as food and medicine, according to survey by the polling firm Latino Decisions. https://t.co/EAl2L8i91X
— NBC News (@NBCNews) April 22, 2020
The March jobs data show a number of racial disparities in the economic impact of the pandemic.
Black Americans, Latinos and Asian-Americans have lost their jobs at a faster clip than white Americans.https://t.co/hLVh8X4cXk
— NPR (@NPR) April 22, 2020
Trump suspends U.S. immigration for 60 days, citing coronavirus crisis and jobs shortage https://t.co/2TUqdQQ3k6
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) April 21, 2020