05/03/2020 (Sun) 20:13:02
Experts believe a small army of contact tracers (around 100,000) -- able to act quickly, precisely and with cultural sensitivity -- will be needed at a cost of around $3.6 billion to get the job done.
According to the job posting, qualified candidates must have the "ability to understand the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias and their impact on underserved and underrepresented communities."
"Structural racism and inequities have left communities of color vulnerable to many chronic conditions—which makes a crisis like COVID-19 even more deadly and inequitable," Patrick Gallahue, a spokesperson for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene told ABC News. "An understanding of these factors has to be a core part of the response."