Indy Politics takes a closer look at COVID-19’s impact on Indiana’s African-American and urban populations.
African-Americans are less than 10 percent of the state’s population, but as of this past weekend were nearly 18 percent of the diagnosed cases and 20 percent of the deaths.
Indy Politics spoke with Katasha Butler, a pharmacist, but also a member of the African-American Legacy Fund of Indianapolis and she works with local hospitals on developing strategies to address COVID-19 in the black community.
We also spoke with Alessia Johnson, the Superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools.
You can hear them both in the Leon-Tailored Audio above. Each segment runs for about 20 minutes.