CDCE Director Stella Rouse recently appeared in the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog to examine adherence to COVID-19 preventative measures across racial groups. Her findings show that despite the assertion by some politicians, and long-standing stereotypes about how communities of color's poorer health results from their bad behavior, minorities are actually more likely to say they wear masks and follow social distancing. The COVID-19 health disparities in minority communities are not due to a lack of adherence to preventative measure, but to structural inequalities such as discrimination, limited health care access, and occupations with higher risk of exposure.

The full article is available here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/08/10/new-data-finds-black-hispanic-americans-more-likely-take-precautions-against-coronavirus/

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