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Trump, Pence and our entire federal government are failing us.
The federal government is failing to address or even acknowledge the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on people of color and the LGBTQ community. Instead, they have limited access to health care by refusing to reopen the ACA exchanges and spouted untruth after untruth about the crisis. Trump, Pence and our entire federal government are failing us.
In Michigan, African Americans account for 35% of confirmed cases and 40% of deaths despite only representing 14% of the state population
Detroit Free Press: African Americans lead in coronavirus cases, deaths in Michigan
Bridge Michigan: Black communities hit harder by coronavirus in Michigan, not just Detroit
The disproportionate impacts on people of color are being seen nationwide
ProPublica: Early Data Shows African Americans Have Contracted and Died of Coronavirus at an Alarming Rate
Rolling Stone: New Map Shows COVID-19 Is Hitting People of Color Hardest
BET: Philadelphia Sees Disproportionate Number Of Coronavirus Postives Among Black Population
LGBTQ people are also particularly at risk of contracting and having bad outcomes
NY Daily News: Coronavirus crisis puts many in LGBTQ community at ‘increased risk’ according to new report
The Grio: LGBTQ community uniquely impacted by COVID-19, research shows
The Hill: How the coronavirus presents a unique threat to the LGBTQ+ community
While Trump, Pence and their administration are failing to address the topic, Leaders in Congress are bringing it much needed attention
Black Enterprise: Democratic lawmakers want to collect racial data on virus testing in the wake of COVID-19
Sen. Kamala Harris: Harris, Lawmakers Urge HHS to Address Racial Disparities in Access to Testing and Treatment during the Coronavirus Pandemic