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This article was originally published in ABC WFAA Houston on June 04, 2020. You can access the original article here: https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/local/dallas-county/racism-is-public-health-crisis-covid-19-racial-disparity/287-9efa0f8b-39ff-4593-93d7-49e0126c92f1.

WFAA, Dallas’s leading local news outlet, quotes Tahirih Houston Policy & Advocacy Manager, Guadalupe Fernandez, on racism and how the COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately harming communities of color. Racial injustice within healthcare systems is now being brought to the table in which advocates are pushing for societal change.

Fernandez states,

The grief and harm that our community is experiencing today could have been prevented, could have been minimized if we actually valued equity in the beginning

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