Tracking COVID-19’s Effects by Race and Ethnicity: Phase Two
Updates on People’s Health, Housing, and Livelihoods between August 19 and October 26
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Entering the eighth month of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US, the economy has begun to recover and some people have returned to work. But that recovery has not been felt equally; communities of color—Black and Latinx communities especially—continue to bear the brunt of the pandemic’s effects. With new COVID-19 cases rising nationwide, the halting progress of economic recovery could recede as Americans’ health remains in jeopardy.
Soon after the pandemic hit, we created a tool that used data from the first round of the federal Household Pulse Survey to track its effects by race and ethnicity on people’s health, housing, and livelihoods. This tool continues to monitor these effects using the second round of Household Pulse Survey data. As the nation’s uneven recovery continues, policymakers and practitioners can use these data to design race-conscious solutions that address widening racial disparities and unequal recovery efforts.