Up Close: NYC task force tackles equality, threat of COVID-19 resurgence

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- On this edition of Up Close, New York City's first lady Chirlane McCray speaks on her new role as the Co-Chair of the mayor's Task Force on Racial Inclusion and Equality and Dr. Jennifer Ashton speaks on the possibility of a resurgence in COVID-19 cases.

Chirlane McCray has been her husband Mayor Bill de Blasio's most trusted advisor on a wide range of issues ever since he was elected six and a half years ago.

In the final 18 months of the mayor's administration, she has been given her most public role yet as the Co-Chair of the mayor's Task Force on Racial Inclusion and Equality.

McCray says her mission is to rectify the false narrative that to be a person of color in New York City is to live in a kind of parallel existence with white New Yorkers.
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Also, the Tri-State area continues on a downhill slope of the pandemic.

In contrast, new cases in many parts of the country continue to spike, including areas that did not take the threat seriously.

Now for the first time, a quarantine for anyone coming from those states to the metropolitan area.

ABC Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Aston speaks about the possibility of a resurgence in COVID-19 cases.

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Bill Ritter speaks with ABC Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Aston



ABC News Political Director Rick Klein and Political Consultant Hank Sheinkopf will discuss the outcome of the recent NY Times Siena College poll.

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Bill Ritter speaks with ABC News Political Director Rick Klein and Political Consultant Hank Sheinkopf.



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