The CNY Labor Council is calling for the release of racial statistics to see how the coronavirus has affected minorities in Oneida County.
While the council commends Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente for deciding to release age and gender information, they are still pushing for more details to be better prepared to help those populations in the future.
“I think that what we are requesting can better serve the community...we already know that African-Americans and other groups have more underlying chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes,” said Samantha DeRiso, president of the council. “We're just asking for more transparency so that when this pandemic is over we can be a better resource between the government and the community.”
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