Biden has a plan to address COVID-19 disparities. Here’s what experts recommend

Publisher: PBS NewsHour

Black, Latino and Indigenous people in the U.S. are about three times more likely to endure COVID-19-related hospitalizations and about twice as likely to die from the virus compared to white people. That stark reality has helped shape President Joe Biden’s national pandemic strategy, which seeks to make equity a key focus. The White House’s 19-page plan includes goals to improve data collection on high-risk groups; provide equitable access to vaccines, tests and personal protective equipment; expand the public health workforce and fund assistance for social services like child care and paid sick leave.