The State of COVID-19 in Florida and South Florida: An Early Look at Disparities in Outcomes
As the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to plague our nation, it has highlighted
existing structural inequities. Over the past few weeks, a number of reports, both in mainstream
media and among policy analysts, have documented evidence of the disproportionate negative
impact of COVID-19 on low-income communities of color. Florida, one of the nation’s most
diverse states, and one of just 14 states that have not expanded Medicaid, is uniquely
susceptible to health disparities amid the COVID-19 crisis.
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