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'Those numbers take your breath away': Chicago mayor on coronavirus disparities

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'Those numbers take your breath away': Chicago mayor on coronavirus disparities

'Those numbers take your breath away': Chicago mayor on coronavirus disparities

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was alarmed on Monday at the racial disparities for blacks versus whites on the percentages who contracted and died from the coronavirus in her city.

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"Those numbers take your breath away.

This is a call-to-action moment for all of us.

When we talk about equity and inclusion, they're not just nice motions, they are an imperative that we must embrace as a city." Lightfoot said.

Data from Chicago officials on Monday showed that black residents make up 52 percent of coronavirus infections and 72 percent of deaths from COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the virus.





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