Data collection for race and ethnicity vary among states, complicating efforts to distribute COVID-19 shots to all groups. In Missouri, health officials have questioned the data's usefulness.
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Dr. Mark Ghaly, California's health secretary, discusses a new health equity metric that requires larger counties to reduce coronavirus rates in minority communities before businesses can reopen.
Researchers say police should not be using tear gas or pepper spray against protesters. They make people cough droplets and damage the body in ways that could make people sicker from COVID-19.
NPR's analysis shows just how stark the impact has been on African-Americans and Latinos. Experts say the pandemic will go on — for everyone — unless we direct resources where they're most needed.