African Americans and people in lower socioeconomic groups are being disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to speakers on a coronavirus webinar hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University and the American Society for Public Administration.

Susan T. Gooden, Ph.D., dean of the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, moderated “Acceptable Losses? COVID-19: Social Equity and the African American Community,” on Thursday, April 16. The webinar is the first in a four-part series the organizations will host in the coming weeks.

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