Coronavirus tests: Elizabeth Warren, Ayanna Pressley and other Democrats demand racial data on COVID-19 response – CBS News

Coronavirus tests: Elizabeth Warren, Ayanna Pressley and other Democrats demand racial data on COVID-19 response – CBS News

Five Democrats in Congress are demanding data from the federal government about racial disparities in the nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. The lawmakers said in a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar that the government is “currently failing to collect and publicly report on the racial and ethnic demographic information” for COVID-19 tests and patients.

“Without demographic data, policy makers and researchers will have no way to identify and address ongoing disparities and health inequities that risk accelerating the impact of the novel coronavirus and the respiratory disease it causes,” the letter said.

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