The US Communities Hit Hardest by COVID-19 are also the most Ignored

Quartz: The US Communities Hit Hardest by COVID-19 are also the most Ignored (May 21, 2020)

People who aren’t proficient in English—particularly those who are older, and may not be tech-savvy enough to find the resources they need online—have largely been left out of the conversation around Covid-19, and their care has fallen through the cracks. Justice in Aging attorney, Denny Chan, was interviewed for this piece and talks about one problem being that intersectional data isn’t being collected. “Not everyone is collecting or reporting intersectional data deaths broken down by age. That means aid organizations have to go by the anecdotes they hear. What we know is true on the ground is that older adults and older people of color are more likely to have severe complications.”

 

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