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There are tools to address the racial/ethnic health disparities exposed by the coronavirus

In a recent press-conference, Gov. Ned Lamont mentioned that the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic is focusing on high risk populations, correctly naming prisons and nursing homes. But there was no mention of racial/ethnic minorities even as the Department of Public Health reports regularly how they are bearing a disproportionate burden of illness and death.