Activists try to save lives in communities hit hardest by virus
Chicago — The coronavirus outbreak has exposed deep inequalities in our society. Especially in Chicago, where are five times more likely to die of the virus than whites. Now, there are new efforts in fighting this disturbing trend.
Activists trying to stop gun violence on Chicago’s South Side have a new message: Stay home. Autry Phillips runs the anti-violence group target area. He’s passing out two fliers to save lives: stoppingand coronavirus.
“There’s an old saying that when the country catches a cold, the black community catches pneumonia. That’s true,” Phillips told CBS News.