The American Nightmare
The Atlantic – June 1, 2020
On the topic of black victims of COVID-19, leading antiracist voice Ibram X. Kendi writes : “According to the Foundation for AIDS Research, structural factors such as employment, access to health insurance and medical care, and the air and water quality in neighborhoods are drivers of black infections and deaths, and not ‘intrinsic characteristics of black communities or individual-level factors.’”
What do Coronavirus Disparities Look Like State by State?
NPR – May 30, 2020
NPR uses amfAR’s recent study as a source to demonstrate how communities of color are being hit disproportionately by COVID-19.
Anthony Fauci, Other Prominent Figures Honor the Legacy of Larry Kramer
The Hill – May 28, 2020
Dr. Anthony Fauci and other notable figures share their memories of legendary AIDS activist and playwright, Larry Kramer, who passed away this week at the age of 84.
COVID-19 Global Diaries: ‘How My All-Female, HIV-Positive Health Workers are Shielding Other Suffers’
Marie Claire – May 28, 2020
Ilda Kuleba, Country Director for mothers2motherin Mozambique leads a 300-strong team of frontline health workers - all women, all living with HIV. She shares how her powerhouse team is uniquely positioned to help women and children stay safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Americans Aren’t Getting the Advice They Need
The Atlantic – May 28, 2020
As states begin to reopen, an HIV researcher notes how the general public has begun to develop its own guidance on how to cope with a pandemic, “just as the gay community did in the early days of AIDS.”
How Activists Are Creating A “Queer Response” to COVID-19
Refinery29 – May 28, 2020
A look at how queer activists, including ACT UP have been protesting and organizing a variety of issues related to how COVID-19 is impacting their community.
COVID-19’s ‘Catastrophic’ Impact on Latino Communities is Driven by ‘Savage Disparities,’ Leaders and Lawmakers Say
CNN – May 27, 2020
This piece looks at COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on minority groups and sources amfAR’s recent study on the topic.
Two Black Men Died of COVID-19 Five Days Apart. This is What Was Lost.
The Washington Post – May 26, 2020
Key data from amfAR’s recent study on the disproportionate burden of COVID-19 on African Americans is sourced in this story about two black Americans who tragically died from the virus.
LGBTQ People Need Queer Spaces. The Coronavirus Has Locked Them Out.
Vox – May 26, 2020
While the focus is on COVID-19, New York City-based sexual health advocate Jeremiah Johnson, HIV project director at the Treatment Action Group, urges queer people not to lose sight of their own sexual health needs.
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