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The Pandemic Is Not Over, Here’s What You Can Do To Help
July 2, 2020
If I told you we were close to finding a treatment that prevents 85% of coronavirus transmissions, would you try it? The good news is we already have; it’s wearing a mask over your nose and mouth. The bad news is that some leaders are pretending this pandemic is over and have made wearing masks a political issue, and too many people are joining them in their denial. ... read more »
New Poll by The Partnership for L.A. Discusses Difficulties Regarding the Digital Divide in Low-Income Communities
April 30, 2020
As the nation adjusts to the new normal, education remains a topic of discussion as students have been learning from home. With assistance from teachers, parents are now asked to homeschool their children, but the question for many lies in resources.   ... read more »
Census 2020: “Making Black Count” During a Global Pandemic
April 30, 2020
Since then, all the major African-American community-based organizations, political leaders and other advocates in California — concerned that there may be an undercount of Black Californians during the 2020 census count — have found themselves grappling.   ... read more »
Mayor Garcetti acknowledges the disproportionate resources within underserved communities; Increased testing accessibility is the presented solution
April 29, 2020
Wednesday, April 29. The Los Angeles City Mayor reported the latest news surrounding the coronavirus outbreak. The elected official acknowledged the rise in sexual violence on Denim Day; associated with that movement was the acknowledgement of growth within domestic violence cases. People are staying indoors and since then, there has been a rise in the act of domestic violence within the city. Mayor Garcetti shared the data surrounding the COVID-19 virus within the Los Angeles region. Eric Garcetti acknowledged this preexisting inequality that haunts underserved communities. These discrepancies have led to higher death rates within particular minority groups. The response presented is that the County of L.A. has ramped of testing capacity in high-density areas such as the Crenshaw Christian Center. However, the concern for future practices to close racial inequalities post pandemic continues to grow. ... read more »
L.A. County Leadership say that “Testing Accessibility” is their Biggest Defense against Disproportionate COVID-19 Death Rate among African Americans
April 29, 2020
Wednesday, April 29, the Los Angeles Emergency Operations Center resumed their gathering after an adjusted schedule yesterday, The L.A. Board of Supervisors held a meeting on Tuesday to discuss an action plan. The plan outlines a foreseeable future in the post pandemic era. Aligned with the California State Governor Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles is looking to open low risk brick-and-mortars within the next coming weeks. L.A. County Director of Public Health Dr. Barbara Ferrer, provided the most recent data behind the ethnicity relationship and fatal outcome of COVID-19. There is an undeniable call for action to close the gap in resources within underserved communities. High anticipation is surrounding the images envisioned around the new economy and city infrastructure in the post pandemic era. ... read more »
L.A. City Mayor Announces, “Life Saving” Deal
April 29, 2020
Tuesday April 28. The Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti reported the latest updates surrounding the coronavirus outbreak. The elected official shared yesterday, the L.A. economy in its entirety will not open on May 15. The ideal vision for recovery is to open L.A. in sanctions and manage the spurts of COVID-19 outbreaks, as they begin to allow small to medium gatherings. A partnership with Honeywell will supply first responders and emergency sanctions with over 24-million masks, Eric Garcetti described this as a “lifesaving deal.” ... read more »
Coronavirus related death-rate has doubled every eight days: Los Angeles City Mayor Shares Importance of Staying inside as Temperatures Rise in L.A.
April 24, 2020
Friday, April 24. Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the latest information surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak in L.A. The County of Los Angeles in partnership with the Mayor, outline steps towards the pathway to recovery. Mayor Garcetti addressed the suffering of Angelenos due to COVID-19. ... read more »
Mayor Eric Garcetti Reveals Connection to Climate Change and Fatal Reactions to COVID-19
April 23, 2020
Wednesday, April 22. L.A. City Mayor Eric Garcetti shared current L.A. County efforts made in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Los Angeles City Mayor welcomed LAPD Chief Michel Moore, to disclose events happening within Los Angeles Police Department regarding the coronavirus. Mayor Garcetti is looking for solutions from all L.A. county departments and federal government direction, as we experience the second month of the Stay at Home Order. ... read more »
State and Federal Elected Fight For COVID-19 Funds for Black Community
April 23, 2020
In a briefing with African American media on April 16, Karen Brown Wilson, executive director of California Black Media, brought together U.S. Congresswomen Karen Bass and Barbara Lee, Assemblymember Shirley Weber and Board of Equalization member Malia Cohen to outline the societal and budgetary concerns that they are advocating for on both the state and federal level. ... read more »
SAME-DAY COVID-19 TESTS NOW AVAILABLE FOR ALL LA COUNTY RESIDENTS SHOWING COVID-19 SYMPTOMS
April 18, 2020
Health equity is central to Los Angeles County’s mission to build a network of free COVID-19 testing sites. There are currently 29 operational sites throughout the County. There are both drive-up and walk-up sites. To ensure the sites prioritize people who need it most, only people who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 are eligible for these testing services at this time. ... read more »
Let’s Come Together, Not Sow Hate
April 18, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t discriminate – people all over our country and world are being hospitalized, losing their jobs and health care, and fearing for the safety of their families. It impacts us all, and doesn’t care what your race, national origin, gender identity, income level, sexual orientation, or age is. Stopping this virus requires following the facts, providing critical resources to those who need them, and showing kindness to one another. We will not stop it by blaming the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. ... read more »
State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts
April 18, 2020
As of April 16, data on race and ethnicity is complete for 66 percent of COVID-19 cases and 90 percent of deaths reported to the California Department of Public Health. As testing expands and our work to get more complete information by race and ethnicity advances, the distribution by race and ethnicity for cases may change. As information on race and ethnicity is becoming more complete on reported deaths, our data shows that African Americans/Blacks represent a disproportionately higher number of deaths compared to their representation in California’s population. Another group of heightened concern are Native Hawaiians or Pacific Islanders, although the number of deaths in this population are small and therefore limits statistical comparison. ... read more »
L.A. COVID-19 Update on testing; Now Accessible for Vast Majority. Over 11,000 tests available per day.
April 18, 2020
Friday, April 17. The Emergency Operations Center announced a partnership with Airbnb, this private factor has partnered with L.A. county to service frontline workers. The Director of Public Health provided an update behind the statistics surrounding the coronavirus. Medical Director, Clayton Kazan shared news around the progress on testing. ... read more »
Los Angeles City Mayor Speaks with Experts from Medical and First Response Industries about COVID-19 Pandemic
April 17, 2020
According to her years of study in the HIV Pandemic, Cynthia Davis stressed the differences in behavior between the two viruses. HIV took over 40 years to reach 1.5 million cases globally, coronavirus took 2-3 months to reach 500,000 positive cases within the U.S. alone. Dr. Davis stressed the physical guidelines and the importance in testing to combat the spread of COVID-19. Cynthia Davis declared, “...You want to use what is called, Universal Precautions, which means you treat everyone as if they have been infected with COVID-19 and take the appropriate precautions.” This includes hand washing, wearing a mask, and practicing social distancing. ... read more »
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