COVID-19: One More Rac4ial Inequality In America : Consider This from NPR The more we learn about the coronavirus, the clearer it becomes that it's disproportionately affecting communities of color. And as protests continue across the country, some health experts worry that the hardest hit areas could be in for another wave of cases.

By almost every economic measure, black Americans have a harder time getting a leg up. As the pandemic has sent the country's economy into the worst downturn in generations, it's only gotten worse. More from NPR's Scott Horsley and the team at NPR's Planet Money.

Despite all of this, there is a bit of good news. Some communities across the country are reporting a decrease in COVID-19 cases. NPR's Rob Stein breaks down the national outlook.

Plus, advice on how to combat anxiety, avoid insomnia and get some rest.

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The Coronavirus In America: One More Racial Inequity

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The Coronavirus In America: One More Racial Inequity

The Coronavirus In America: One More Racial Inequity

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The more we learn about the coronavirus, the clearer it becomes that it's disproportionately affecting communities of color. And as protests continue across the country, some health experts worry that the hardest hit areas could be in for another wave of cases.

By almost every economic measure, black Americans have a harder time getting a leg up. As the pandemic has sent the country's economy into the worst downturn in generations, it's only gotten worse. More from NPR's Scott Horsley and the team at NPR's Planet Money.

Despite all of this, there is a bit of good news. Some communities across the country are reporting a decrease in COVID-19 cases. NPR's Rob Stein breaks down the national outlook.

Plus, advice on how to combat anxiety, avoid insomnia and get some rest.

Sign up for 'The New Normal' newsletter.

You can find more sleep tips on NPR's Life Kit on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and NPR One.

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This episode was recorded and published as part of this podcast's former 'Coronavirus Daily' format.

Protesters gather near the makeshift memorial in honor of George Floyd marking one week anniversary of his death, on June 1, 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Protesters gather near the makeshift memorial in honor of George Floyd marking one week anniversary of his death, on June 1, 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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This episode was produced by Emily Alfin Johnson, Anne Li and Brent Baughman, and edited by Beth Donovan.