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#OTGYpsi: COVID-19 Report Reveals Racial And Socioeconomic Inequity In Ypsilanti

Apr 15, 2020

Alize Asberry Payne
Credit Washtenaw County / washtenaw.org

Earlier this month, the Washtenaw County Health Department released data regarding confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county.  The most disturbing information came out of Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township, in which there more infections among African-Americans than any other ethnicity.  WEMU's Lisa Barry and Concentrate Media's Sarah Rigg examine why this situation exists with Washtenaw County racial equity officer Alize Asberry Payne for this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi."


Resources:

Concentrate Ann Arbor

Sarah Rigg's Feature Article: COVID-19 racial disparities in Ypsilanti expose inequities across Washtenaw County

COVID-19 Washtenaw County Resource Guide

COVID-19 Cases in Washtenaw County

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