Study Finds Racial Bias in COVID-19 Hospital Aid

The federal government has systematically shortchanged communities with large Black populations in the distribution of billions of dollars in COVID-19 relief aid meant to help hospitals struggling to manage the effects of the pandemic. According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the funding inequities resulted from a formula that allocated large chunks of a $175 billion relief package based on hospital revenue, instead of numbers of COVID-19 cases or other health data. Read more.