State Rep. Earl Harris, Jr. Addresses Racial Disparities in COVID-19
State Representative Earl Harris Jr, Vice Chair of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus recently joined “Regionally Speaking” host Chris Nolte to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the African-American community. Black Hoosiers make up less than 10 percent of the state’s population but account for about 18 percent of COVID cases and more than 20 percent of deaths from the virus. The lawmakers recently sent a detailed letter to Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb with recommendations including: targeted treatment and testing for COVID-19 in African American communities, racial bias training for health care workers, and expansive paid leave for workers.