COVID Equity Measures Not Being Met


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According to new data, Southern California counties are not meeting CA requirements for poorer communities of color affected by the coronavirus.

State health equity metric requirements say entire counties cannot see re-openings unless numbers are equal in all communities.

So no matter where you live in CA, if certain zip codes in your county are high, re-openings ain't happening.

Basically, the whole class gets in punished for a certain few....

From the LA Times:

At least 12 counties — including four in Southern California — aren’t meeting the new metric, which is designed to ensure that test positivity rates in the most disadvantaged neighborhoods don’t significantly exceed a county’s overall rate. It measures the seven-day average positivity rate of a county’s lowest quartile based on the California Healthy Places index against the infection rate countywide.
“We all know that low-income Latino, Black and Pacific Islander Californians have been the hardest hit in this pandemic,” acting state health officer Dr. Erica Pan said during a news briefing this week.
“Our goal is to reduce disease transmission in all communities, especially those most at risk.”
Data provided from the California Department of Public Health show several counties, including Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego, have an excessive gap.

Listen to John & Ken talk about what this means and how this impacts you, even if your community is seeing big improvements !

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