Maryland Lawmakers Urge Release of Racial Data on VirusApril 6, 2020 |
by Associated Press
Maryland lawmakers have joined politicians nationwide in asking for the release of data on coronavirus cases by race in order to address potential disparities in the response to the pandemic.
Maryland Del. Nick Mosby called for such racial data to be made available in a series of social media posts Sunday. The Democrat, who is running for Baltimore City Council president, told The Baltimore Sun the data could highlight “health disparities in communities of color.”
“Access to care, implicit bias and other barriers to diagnosis and treatment further imperil communities already on the frontlines of multiple public health threats,” Mosby said on Twitter.