Chirlane McCray to head COVID-19 racial inequality task force

Reports indicate that Mayor Bill de Blasio’s wife, First Lady Chirlane McCray, is leading the new coronavirus (COVID-19) racial disparity task force. The move comes as Black New Yorkers continue to be overwhelmingly impacted by COVID-19.

Deputy Mayor Phil Thompson is joining McCray on the task force, according to reports. African Americans account for only 22% of NYC’s population, yet are 28% of coronavirus fatalities. The city put several COVID-19 testing sites in Black neighborhoods last week in Harlem, Bed-Stuy, the South Bronx and Jamaica, Queens. ,,,

Chirlane McCray Contributed Reports indicate that Mayor Bill de Blasio’s wife, First Lady Chirlane McCray, is leading the new coronavirus (COVID-19) racial disparity task force. The move comes as Black New Yorkers continue to be overwhelmingly impacted by COVID-19.

Deputy Mayor Phil Thompson is joining McCray on the task force, […]

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