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Council President Brandon Scott unveils his COVID-19 recommendations

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Posted at 11:05 AM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 11:13:20-04

BALTIMORE — Earlier today, City Council President Brandon M. Scott unveiled his proposal for tackling COVID-19 in Baltimore.

Among his suggestions are expanding unemployment insurance, using the rainy day fund and making workforce development available to residents.

Scott also says that the history of the city and country is relevant to the spread of coronavirus. He says some residents are more at risk because of their inability to access information, the technology gap and their distrust of health institutions making these areas ripe to the spread.

During the virtual meeting, Scott called Baltimore the birthplace of housing realigning by legislation. He added that Black, Brown and poor communities have higher pre-dispositions to asthma, exposure to lead paint and health issues.

When asked if he believes that the COVID-19 count is accurate for Baltimore, Scott stressed that more testing kits are needed. Scott believes there are Baltimoreans that are asymptomatic COVID-19 carriers.

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