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It’s Harder To Get A COVID-19 Test If You’re Black Or Hispanic

Who has access to COVID-19 testing in America? FiveThirtyEight and ABC News uncovered some staggering disparities along racial lines, which we discuss on this week’s episode of PODCAST-19.

Also on today’s show, what are safe activities these days? Can you take a taxi? Eat outside at a restaurant? Senior Science Writer Maggie Koerth explores COVID’s muddy middle. And finally, we check in on our oceans’ humpback whales. Yes, whales. On a coronavirus podcast.

Don’t want to miss an episode of PODCAST-19, FiveThirtyEight’s weekly look at what we know — and what we know we don’t know — about COVID-19? Subscribe on your favorite podcasting app! For example, here’s where to do it on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Anna Rothschild is FiveThirtyEight’s senior producer for video.

Jake Arlow is a producer at FiveThirtyEight.