(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Tobacco Free Kids.)
By Michael Nowakowski | AZ Central
With Arizona’s COVID-19 rates still a concern, we should consider everything we can do to keep ourselves and our youth healthy.
The bulk of COVID-19 cases, similar to our state’s population, is centered in Maricopa County, with our Latino communities hit particularly hard and facing an infection rate more than twice that of non-Latinos.
Phoenix residents should follow public health guidance, but it is also critical that policymakers address the many factors that drive health and other disparities and make people of color more vulnerable to this pandemic — from housing and work conditions to health care access to high rates of underlying health conditions.