Racial Breakdown Of NYC’s COVID-19 Cases Necessary To Track The Pandemic’s InequitiesApril 6, 2020 |
by David Cruz
Concerned that New York City’s communities of color are being disproportionately exposed to the deadly COVID-19 virus, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams has asked the de Blasio administration to turn over data breaking down coronavirus cases by race.
“What it appears is that, as usual, certain communities are gonna get hit hard and that doesn’t have to be to the degree that it is,” Williams told Gothamist. “But we want to have data to be able to back that up and to have accountability as we’re moving forward to make people acknowledge it so we can make better decisions.”