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WATCH: Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist and the City of Detroit host panel on race and COVID-19

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Posted at 6:45 PM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 22:25:40-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Data has showed that the coronavirus (COVID-19) has disproportionately impacted minority communities. This has prompted the City of Detroit's Civil Rights, Inclusion and Opportunity department to hold a panel discussion on race and COVID-19.

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"COVID-19 has hurt our world, and has rapidly made a significant impact on the black community," a release states. "Specifically, this crisis has illuminated the racial health disparities that exist in this country."

On the panel will be Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist, Executive Director of Detroit Future City Anika Goss,
Rochelle Riley, and Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun.

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The panel will be moderated by the Civil Rights, Inclusion, and Opportunity Department's Director Charity Dean.

You can also view the panel discussion on the WXYZ Facebook page here.

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