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Your Only Goal Is to Arrive: To survive quarantine, you need to change your metrics

“When our son was a year old, my pregnant wife and I endured a grueling day of travel from northern Michigan to Los Angeles, where we lived at the time. A canceled flight and a missed connection led to five hours in the Detroit airport with a squirmy child whose undiagnosed ear infection had kept any of us from sleeping the night prior.”

-Paul Ollinger, Forge

Atrium, Novant launch mobile testing aimed at COVID-19 hot-spots and minority groups

“And black residents in the county made up 50% of 869 confirmed COVID-19 cases through April 9, the Observer reported this week with county data. But black people make up only 33% of the county’s population. Some of that disparity can be explained by a number of chronic diseases over-represented in African American communities, including diabetes, hypertension, asthma and lung disease, Novant senior vice president for consumer engagement Dr. Jerome Williams Jr. told the Observer Tuesday.”

-Hannah Smoot, The Charlotte Observer

NIH clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine, a potential therapy for COVID-19, begins

“A clinical trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of adults hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has begun, with the first participants now enrolled in Tennessee.”

Racism, Inequality, and Health Care for African Americans

“The American health care system in beset with inequalities that have a disproportionate impact on people of color and other marginalized groups. These inequalities contribute to gaps in health insurance coverage, uneven access to services, and poorer health outcomes among certain populations. African Americans bear the brunt of these health care challenges.”

Jamila Taylor,  Director of Healthcare Reform and Senior Fellow

How Often Should You Disinfect Your Surroundings for Coronavirus?

“Maybe you did a deep clean of your home when you found out just how serious the new coronavirus was. But now that you’re social distancing and not leaving the house very often ― maybe just a rare pharmacy run, a daily walk outside ― you might be wondering how often you should still be disinfecting.”

-Jenna Burch, Huff Post

Coronavirus Compounds Inequality and Endangers Communities of Color

The Center for American Progress states that “inequality is magnified in times of national hardship. Perhaps nowhere is this clearer than in communities of color, which have long endured inequalities across American economic, social, and civic systems. Persistent segregation has restricted tens of millions of people of color to some of the most densely populated urban areas in the country; structural and environmental racism has produced extraordinarily high rates of serious chronic health conditions among people of color; and entrenched barriers in the health system continue to prevent people of color from obtaining the care they need.”