Sydney Fishman Data Sketch 1

For my story on Alabama, I’d like to analyze why the number of Latinx deaths is not accounted for. The deaths of covid for black residents and white residents are accounted for but the Latinx rate is unknown. I’d like to understand what the rate of Covid deaths are for this population, and also understand why there is little data on this group.

For this particular angle, I would interview the Alabama Public Health Department. I would also interview Latinx groups that are documenting COVID-19 in the U.S., such as Salud America.

I envision the piece to be about 1,000 words, but possibly more if I find info on why Latinx deaths haven’t been accounted for recently.