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COVID-19 disparities

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How local leaders have taken vaccine distribution in underserved communities into their own hands.
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Critics of the move to an age-based priority system say it defies evidence that workplace transmission is a major source of spread.
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California farmworkers have been hit especially hard by the virus, as they often live in overcrowded housing, travel in groups to work, and lack access to health insurance.
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Anointing San Francisco "the city that knows how to beat back covid" requires ignoring the plight of Latinxs and Blacks.
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Even when sick, immigrant workers often feel like they have no choice but to show up at the job — they have to work to survive.
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The surveys provide yet another look at how minorities and lower-income Americans have been disproportionately hurt by COVID-19.
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Women are filing for unemployment and losing their businesses at higher rates than men.
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Filipinos in Hawaii have the next-highest death rate, composing 24% of deaths but only 16% of the population.


The USC Center for Health Journalism at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is seeking two Engagement Editors to serve as thought leaders in one of the most innovative and rewarding arenas in journalism today – “engaged reporting” that puts the community at the center of the reporting process. Learn more about the positions and apply to join our team.

Nowhere was the massive COVID wave of winter 2021 more devastating than in America’s nursing homes, where 71,000 residents died in the surge. In this webinar, we’ll hear from the lead reporter in the USA Today series "Dying for Care," who will show how an original data analysis and an exhaustive reporting effort revealed a pattern of unnecessary deaths that compounded the pandemic’s brutal toll. Sign-up here!


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