By Meron Moges-Gerbi, CNN
(CNN) — When the Covid-19 pandemic laid bare racial, health and economic disparities in cities across the United States, city officials in Oakland, California, knew they had to do something.
More than two years into the pandemic, they’ve passed a resolution that racism is a public health crisis.
“It reminds us that centuries of systemic racism have profoundly harmed communities of color and led to disturbing health disparities that are exacerbated by the pandemic. It took time to draft this in a thoughtful way
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