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Lawyers and Medical Professionals Demand the Government Release Racial Data for COVID-19 Cases | Black Enterprise

Lawyers and Medical Professionals Demand the Government Release Racial Data for COVID-19 Cases | Black Enterprise

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Black people are being disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Now, lawyers, lawmakers, and medical professionals alike are calling on the government to collect and release daily racial and ethnic demographic data related to COVID-19 testing, cases, and patient outcomes.

On Monday, The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and nearly 400 medical professionals issued a demand letter to the United States Department of Health and Human Services and its relevant sub-agencies including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requesting data. The committee also filed a Freedom of Information Act requesting the demographic data.

Their call for action comes a week after Rep. Ayanna Pressley and Sen. Elizabeth Warren sent a letter.

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