Mar 1, 2021
Will NC collect data on LGBT people and COVID?
Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report that found gay, lesbian and bisexual people were at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 than heterosexual people.
The federal agency is now recommending states and local jurisdictions begin collecting information on the sexual orientation and gender identity of people who test positive, are hospitalized for, and die of the virus.
“And that’s a big deal,” said Kevin Heslin, epidemiologist deployed to the COVID-19 response at the CDC and co-author of the study.
To read more, head to NC Health News.