Democrats Unveil Plan Declaring Racism a Public Health Issue
Lawmakers introduced a bill, titled the Anti-Racism in Public Health Act, recently that would label racism as a nationwide public health crisis.
If passed, the bicameral proposal would establish two new wings within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): the National Center for Anti-Racism and the Law Enforcement Violence Prevention Program within the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the federal agency.
The CDC acknowledges this fact on its website, saying "long-standing systemic health and social inequities have put many people from racial and ethnic minority groups at increased risk of getting sick and dying from COVID-19."
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