One McDonald’s chain in Chicago received half a million dollars in forgivable federal loans. Then came complaints of COVID-19 safety failures and a deadly outbreak.
An analysis of Paycheck Protection Program lending reveals stark disparities across the country. In the LA area, businesses in White neighborhoods received loans at a far higher rate than in Latinx, Black and Asian ones.
Federal inspectors cited 80% of nursing homes for poor infection control in recent years. Now, 25% of U.S. nursing home residents have gotten COVID-19.