Mary Bassett: Why are low income, people of color at higher risk for COVID-19?
Dr. Mary Bassett, Director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University and Former Commissioner of Health for New York City, discusses how racial and social disparities put certain groups at higher risk for COVID-19. View the entire conversation here: https://youtu.be/Z7HucXRaXqk Presented jointly by The Forum at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and The World from PRX & WGBH on April 28, 2020.
Frankly, I think one of the main reasons the Trump ‘administration’ isn’t doing anything is because most of the people dying simply aren’t white enough.
Once the wealthy white donors start dying in large numbers, you can be assured the GOP’s sensitivities will leap to life (much like the Republicans running ads, against Trump – only took four million infections for their consciences to finally twitch to life – so comforting when they stopped actively aiding and abetting the crime…)
SO… in short, don’t hold your breath waiting for Trump and his flying monkees to really DO anything. Just wait… when the stacks of non-white bodies get tall enough… someday…