Understanding the equity implications of the COVID - 19 pandemic
At the April 15 2020 national webinar for the Racial Equity in the Food Systems workgroup*, we posed a poll question at the beginning of the webinar:
To what extent do you perceive that leaders in your state understand the implications of the COVID 19 pandemic?
Only 10 percent of respondents perceived that their state leaders understood - to a great extent - these implications. Twenty five percent of respondents perceived state leaders had little to no understanding of these implications. Several states, including Michigan, have convened task forces on the racial disparities made more evident by the COVID 19 pandemic. Lets push for these task forces to be implemented in all 50 states.
* the Racial Equity in the Food System Workgroup is coordinated by the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems