Dartunorro Clark57m ago / 7:32 PM UTCThe Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law sent a letter signed by 400 medical professionals to the Trump administration on Monday demanding the release of racial data related to coronavirus cases and deaths. The group sent the letter to the Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, calling for the release of data related to testing, cases and outcomes related to race and ethnicity because of growing concerns of the infection rate in black communities. “We are deeply concerned that African American communities are being hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, and that racial bias may be impacting the access they receive to testing and health care,” said Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the civil rights group. “To fully confront this pandemic, we must ensure that communities of color receive equitable health care and treatment during this crisis.”The CDC is not currently publicly reporting racial data for coronavirus cases or tests performed across the country, but some state and local governments have released data. In Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, as of April 6, African Americans made up 46 percent of the country’s 1,270 coronavirus cases, while only 27 percent of the population. Black residents are also


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