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Black workers on COVID frontlines bolstered by coalition of Rochester health groups

  By Adria R. Walker
  Wednesday, October 14, 2020

In early Spring, the  Black Physicians Network of Greater Rochester, the  Rochester Black Nurses Association and public health organizations mobilized to form “Community Fighting COVID.” The organization was formed to specifically help communities of color prepare for the brewing pandemic by providing culturally competent information.

Now, almost a year after the first known COVID-19 cases, the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on communities of color in Monroe County and elsewhere is starkly shown in the numbers.


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