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Grady Hospital with Fulton County Commissioner Joe Carn and Dr. Jewel Crawford the CDC

By Mrs. Bunnie Jackson-Ransom, First Class, Inc.

Fulton County Commissioner (District 6) Joe Carn says, “Our community needs clear and accurate information about the dangers of COVID-19 and additional funding on a block by block level to help flatten the curve in our community.”

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 83% of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Georgia during the month of March were African American. African Americans make up only 32% of Georgia’s population. The study included a total of eight Georgia hospitals with seven in the metro Atlanta area.

These types of health disparities cannot go unaddressed. The participants will share information in a culturally relevant way to address these disparities. The necessity of our residents following the CDC’s COVID-19 guidelines, including facial masks, to safeguard our children, families and seniors against further community spread of this virus in the reopening of the State.

Health care leaders, including Dr. Jewel L. Crawford from the CDC, joined Commissioner Carn at the recent press conference. Atlanta NAACP President, Richard Rose spoke on the necessity of our residents following the CDC’s COVID-19 guidelines, including facial masks, to safeguard our children, families and seniors against further community spread of this virus in the reopening of the State.

Last updated on May 9, 2020

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