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FEMA has begun accepting applications for funeral assistance through the American Rescue Plan for families who’ve lost loved ones to COVID-19.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson voted for final passage of H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act, landmark, life-saving legislation that will provide urgently-needed resources to defeat the virus, put vaccines in people’s arms, money into families’ pockets, children safely back into classrooms and people back to work. This legislation will now go to President Biden’s desk for his signature.
Miami, FL – As in so many aspects of American life, access to coronavirus testing, treatment, and vaccines is an equity issue. Across the state, black people have tested positive for the virus at twice the rate of whites and the vaccination rate is equally dismal. The numbers are particularly dire in Miami-Dade County communities like Opa-Locka, for example, where 53 percent of the population is black and living in poverty and the vaccination rate is the lowest in the state.
Politico / Sarah Ferris, Heather Caygle, and Olivia Beavers / January 3, 2021