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Tue Jul 14, 2020, 01:50 PM

Report: CDC faults Arkansas officials for 'inconsistent messages' on coronavirus

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas A group of CDC investigators have filed a report on Arkansas's coronavirus response which finds fault with the state's "inconsistent messages from authorities, changing guidance and the reopening of the state" and the impact it has had on people of color, according to a recent report by Politico.

Investigators from the CDC reportedly were in northwest Arkansas to study why people in the Latino and Marshallese communities are being disproportionately affect by COVID-19.

"Their report alludes to a host of state and federal government failures to protect vulnerable communities of color, and makes several recommendations that the state epidemiologist said will be impossible to implement without more federal support such as notifying people of positive test results in 24 hours, testing certain at-risk groups every week, hiring more bilingual contact tracers and hammering home messages about the dangers of gathering in groups and not wearing masks," the Politico article stated.

Although the Latino communities in Benton and Washington counties make up roughly 17% of the population, they account for 45% of reported cases.



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Tue Jul 14, 2020, 02:09 PM

1. I live there.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 02:25 PM

2. I am lucky that I am in Perry County. No industry, in the Ouachita National Forest.

Most of the residents work in the cube farms in Little Rock and Conway, otherwise in outside jobs.

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