A Closer Look At WBEZ’s New COVID-19 Racial Disparities Series

A new project explores the factors behind the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Chicago’s Black and Latino communities.

An ambulance is parked in front of Saint Anthony
During the peak of the pandemic, Saint Anthony treated 348 COVID-19 patients, while struggling with a lack of resources and staffing. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ
An ambulance is parked in front of Saint Anthony
During the peak of the pandemic, Saint Anthony treated 348 COVID-19 patients, while struggling with a lack of resources and staffing. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ

A Closer Look At WBEZ’s New COVID-19 Racial Disparities Series

A new project explores the factors behind the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Chicago’s Black and Latino communities.

WBEZ spoke with the relatives of 50 Chicago COVID-19 victims to understand what’s driving the racial disparities in deaths and cases throughout the city and Illinois. Reset checks in with WBEZ’s Esther Yoon-Ji Kang for more on the series.

GUEST: Esther Yoon-Ji Kang, WBEZ race, class and communities reporter