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.
Rampant racial disparities plagued how billions of dollars in PPP loans were distributed in the U.S.
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.
Poor infection controls turn deadlier at nursing homes during pandemic
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.