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YOUNG ADULT COMMITTEE (YAC) handing out COVID-19 at home test kits and masks to our community.

Updated: Mar 1, 2022

2021 | Nyack, NY


Health disparities left Black Americans vulnerable to contracting COVID-19 and dying from it at higher rates, nearly two times greater than their share of the population. In the last two months, there has been a sharp increase in the number of African Americans who are concerned the worst of the pandemic is yet to come.

Students, businesses, employees, and homeowners have all been hit hard by the pandemic, with 61% of African Americans concerned about the loss of income related to the current pandemic. As the dangerous Delta, Lambda, and Omicron variants wreak havoc around the world, it is important now, more than ever, to take all precautions to protect yourself and your community. 88% of African Americans believe new variants and strains could potentially be more contagious or deadly.

Use this up-to-date research, resources, and stories to help ease the uncertainties and safeguard your community. With the facts, we can all make the best decisions for ourselves and our families.

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