Racism Is The Root Cause Of Health Inequities Between Whites and Blacks, Says L.A. County Director Of Public Health Barbara Ferrer

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Los Angeles Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer took time at the top of her coronavirus briefing on Monday to address the protests and violence of the past few days and the death of GeorgeFloyd

“I think it’s important to comment on the connection between these two concerns,” she began, “the death of a black man at the hands of police and the experience of COVID-19 in L.A. County.

and discrimination and how it limits access to the very opportunities and resources each of us need for optimal health and well-being.At Focal Point Of D.C. Protests, A Momentary Sense Of Calm After Media Captures A Night Of Unrest “When I report each week that we have seen elevated numbers of black deaths in this county due to COVID-19,” said Ferrer, “I am reporting on the consequences of these iniquities. And it’s not just the direct victim of violence… who pays the price for brutality. It is an entire community that lives with the fear that next time it could be them, or their son or daughter, neighbor or friend.

Ferrer then called for “a rush to justice as the answer to events like this,” referring to an op-ed in the L.A. Times written by Lakers legend Kareen Abdul-Jabbar.

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