Health Disparities in the Black Community

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AARP Texas hosted this Access Live Event to update members on the Coronavirus, focusing its disparate impact and why African American communities are facing greater challenges. This event featured: Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, representing Texas’s 30th congressional district; Shawn Thierry, Texas State Representative; and Dr. Joseph C. Gathe M.D., Infectious Disease Specialist in Houston. They discussed mobile testing sites, reasons for health disparities, the need for re-testing, racial bias, protocols for nursing homes, how to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, and how to stay updated of the virus as we continue to learn more.