• [Excerpt from BBC News feature article by Tara McKelvey, 7/6/2020] Disease detectives are trying desperately to beat the clock and find those who have been exposed to the virus. Can they move fast enough to stop the pandemic?… Read More

  • by Numi Katz On June 29, amidst pandemic-induced unemployment and economic uncertainty, the Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration released a sweeping $33 million assistance program for renters, homeowners, and local landlords. Connecticut has been lauded as a national leader in the housing policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic.… Read More

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  • [Excerpt from feature article by Bill Cummings, June 26, 2020, featuring data from the new DataHaven publication "Towards Health Equity in Connecticut: The Role of Social Inequality and the Impact of COVID-19"] The coronavirus has been far more deadly for Connecticut’s Black and Hispanic residents than white citizens — and the reasons are exposing decades of economic and health disparity.… Read More

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  • Study: Coronavirus further exposes racial disparities in CT

    Hearst Connecticut    June 23, 2020

    [Excerpt from feature article by Justin Papp, June 24, 2020] A new report by New Haven-based DataHaven highlights issues of inequity in the state as they relate to the COVID-19 pandemic. The report, titled “Towards Health Equity in Connecticut,” was released this month and includes information on the coronavirus effect on a variety of populations and based on a series of factors that impact health outcomes.… Read More

  • [Excerpt from Hartford Courant news feature by Emily Brindley, June 19, 2020] [....] In a report released Thursday, New Haven-based nonprofit DataHaven showed that the health disparities made more obvious by COVID-19 have existed since long before the pandemic began.… Read More

  • Editorial: Need for jobless benefits has not ended

    New Haven Register    June 19, 2020

    [Excerpt from Hearst Connecticut Media Editorial Board masthead, June 19, 2020] [....] Federal estimates show the unemployment rate, which skyrocketed at the start of the pandemic, will remain high at least through the end of the year. Thousands of people in Connecticut will remain in need of serious help to make ends meet, and that is not likely to change in the near term.… Read More