As the number of people dying from COVID-19 continues to increase, so too does the evidence that African Americans account for a disproportionate number of those deaths. Now, a new study suggests that African Americans infected with the virus also are being hospitalized in relatively greater numbers than other groups.
For these reasons and more, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson have convened African-American healthcare experts and community leaders together for a Virtual Townhall meeting with Dr. Anthony Fauci the Nation's leading infectious disease expert.
[As many of you know Dr. Fauci had surgery to remove a polyp from his throat on Thursday. This surgery will require a short recovery period meaning that he will not be able to participate in our townhall on Monday. However, the National Institute of Health Director whom was appointed by President Obama Dr. Francis Collins has agreed to participate in his stead ( https://www.nih.gov/about-nih/who-we-are/nih-director/biographical-sketch-francis-s-collins-md-phd ) and we will be able to proceed with this townhall as scheduled. Dr. Fauci has agree to hold a future event with us when he recovers from his surgery]
To register please visit www.rainbowpushatlanta.org