Two new reports this week reiterate earlier findings that the coronavirus pandemic has most impacted Black, Latino and Hispanic, and Indigenous populations in the U.S. According to Axios, “Black and Latino or Hispanic Americans are more likely than white Americans to catch the virus, require hospitalization, or die from it.” The CDC released a report detailing racial and ethnic disparities among workplace outbreaks, while a report from JAMA found that white Americans were underrepresented in coronavirus hospitalizations in every state. Together, these reports expose some of the failures of America’s response to contain the virus and protect vulnerable workers. 

Here’s a rundown of other developments and stories related to the coronavirus:
  • As companies conduct trials to test the efficacy of their vaccine candidates, the need for a strong public education campaign has become clear. To date, the U.S. has not done enough to combat anti-vaxxers who are flooding social media with conspiracy theories.
  • T cell-mediated immune response has become an area of interest for a number of groups working on COVID-19 research.
  • Sanofi CEO Paul Hudson talks about their decision to purchase Principia Biopharma and COVID-19 vaccine candidates in a new interview.
  • As negotiations remain stalled on a coronavirus relief package, Senate Republicans on Monday introduced a “skinny” bill that includes unemployment benefits, funding for the Paycheck Protection Program, liability protections, and funding for the U.S. Postal Service.