GOOGLE, MOREHOUSE TEAM TO STUDY COVID-19 RACE ISSUES

Google announced Thursday it’s providing a $1 million grant to Morehouse School of Medicine’s Satcher Health Leadership Institute to collect and analyze data to explore why communities of color have had higher diagnoses of COVID-19. A team of Google engineers and data scientists will work full-time over the next six months to support the project.

As of Thursday showed about 45% of Georgians who’ve died from the disease are African American, state data shows. About 32% of Georgia’s population is African American, U.S. Census Bureau data shows.

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