you got it
Thank you, Eric! appreciate the support and visual feedback:)
Destiny you’ll let us know how and when to get started
what a great framework, Dr. Tyler!
We are happy to disseminate the materials and recording following the presentation.
In countries that are controlling the pandemic by an order of magnitude better than Massachusetts, i.e. Germany and Denmark which have 10 deaths per 100 K population, while Mass has 100/100 K, protect frontline workers like grocery store staff and hospital environmental services, equally as medical workers. Hence it is not the nature of the work, but the effort for protection, that puts Black and Latino Bostonians at risk of COVID at work. (I agree with your other points!)
Deb- there are a variety of metrics used. Most commonly overcrowding is defined as >1 people/room of the house, which is the metric used in overcrowding slide
Julia- great point! We clearly could be doing much more in this regard. We also saw similar results in NYC where rates of infection and death among MTA workers was exceptionally high at the start of the pandemic, and came down somewhat after they began having improved PPE. We certainly think of PPE in the medical setting, and I couldn’t agree more that having appropriate PPE for ALL frontline workers is exceptionally important
@Julia this is an excellent point and I also highlights the structural ways that we prioritize certain essential workers over others and may be subject to bias within our policies/practices on a local and national level.
@Julia thank you for your leadership in that important sphere and these insights!
Thank you for the support, Julia, and insights!
Comment: with regards to further possible mechanism linking population risk factors to increased COVID-morbidity and mortality in minorities, data from Germany suggests that superspread/cluster outbreaks result in more symptomatic infections suggesting that viral dose per se (which is a problem in overcrowded housing) is a problem in addition to the disproportionate actual infections and existing disparate baseline health (diabetes, obesity etc).
Thank you Milad that’s an important point to note. We focused more on overcrowding in the home, but overcrowding at the neighborhood level is certainly another influential factor, and one that would be especially important when thinking about cluster outbreaks
Thankfully, race/ethnicity data in testing was included in the bill recently passed by the MA legislature
@Jonathann and @Amanda Thank you for sharing these data and resources! We look forward to learning more!
Thanks you Jonathan! Karina is actually going to discuss that study in a few slides. You beat us to the punch!!
@Jonathan Thank you so much for that work and for the invitation to partner moving forward!! We will reach out!
COVID-19 - Racial Equity & Social Justice Resources https://www.racialequitytools.org/fundamentals/resource-lists/resources-addressing-covid-19-with-racial-equity-lens?fbclid=IwAR2kBw4adBxFefZAwkrEZyGvjF5T63N48cJ3EcCz5PUvvAQgGJEznx2JW-8
Thank you Amanda!
You can also find it at wheredoIvoteMA.com
Thank you Sandra for attending and for your kind words!
This is the link to the MA plan to combat police violence
Thank you to our presenters for this incredible information and opportunities for next steps!
Thank you all for your thoughtful comments and contributions! It is inspiring to hear about all of the important work that is being done on this
thank you for this amazing presentation!!
Thank you all for sharing these important links and thoughts!
Thank you, spectacular presentation
Thank you so much!
You’re all amazing advocates for children!
Catherine D Michelson
Thank you to the resident leaders and panelists who did an exceptional job sharing so much important information and advocacy next steps
fantastic presentation and synthesis- thank you thank you
Thank you so much, for teaching us all so much and pushing us to better advocate!
Wonderful work, presentation, and compilation of the data on this important topic!