Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced today that Rutgers University will receive $3.8 million to improve COVID-19 testing in underserved communities. The award is made possible by the National Institutes of Health’s initiative to enhance COVID-19 testing of populations disproportionately affected by COVID-19, including African Americans, American Indians/Alaskan Natives, Latinos/Latinas, Native Hawaiians, older adults, pregnant women and those who are homeless or incarcerated. In New Jersey, Black and Latinx residents are three times as likely to contract COVID-19 and are twice as likely to die as a result of the virus. To read the full story.
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