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Philadelphia Doctors Launch Initiative To Provide COVID-19 Testing For Black Communities

     The collective of medical professionals—dubbed the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium—were aware of the socio-economic disparities surrounding the accessibility to testing, specifically in Philadelphia. A study revealed that residents who had higher incomes were on average tested six times more often than the city’s low-income population. The inequities connected to COVID-19 testing and care factored into rising death rates among Philadelphia’s Black community which sparked the group of doctors to take action and address the issue head-on. […]