2020-04-13 13:56:07

Despite Pandemic, Thousands Still Have No Water in Detroit, a Coronavirus Hot Spot

Water shutoffs continue amid the coronavirus pandemic in Detroit, despite a moratorium and a program to help thousands of residents restore service last month.

The lack of water access comes as nearly 1,500 people in Michigan have died from COVID-19, and 40% of those who have died are African-American, despite making up just 14% of the state’s population.

Democracy Now! speaks with community pastor and activist Rev. Roslyn Bouier, who has been working with residents to restore their water.

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