As Pennsylvania and the country continue to face the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important that the disease is addressed using the broadest possible perspective. Many groups rightfully believe that their particular needs should be considered as a high priority.

Due to persistent racial differences in wealth, poverty, employment, housing, health status, access to health care, black and other non-white communities have faced significantly worse economic and health effects related to the coronavirus than white communities.

Submitted by Dennis M. Murphy for the Interfaith Center For Peace and Justice.

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