On behalf of the city’s Black community and all people of moral conscience, Black Lives Matter Oklahoma City Chapter held a press conference to issue the following demands to city leaders responsible for the crisis at hand in Oklahoma City.
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Tuesday defended the state’s $2 million purchase, saying the drug was showing some promise. His health secretary attributed buying the 1.2 million hydroxychloroquine pills to something that happens in the “fog of war.”
Community grants will focus on Oklahomans’ access to care and supporting the state’s health care professionals and nonprofits during the pandemic.
The governor’s plan was met with immediate resistance from the Oklahoma State Medical Association and Democrats in the state House of Representatives.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK), Oklahoma’s largest member-owned health insurer, announced today it is waiving member cost-sharing, including deductibles, copayments and coinsurance, related to treatment for COVID-19.
Fifteen people in Oklahoma with coronavirus have died, state health officials said Saturday.
If the state continues with its current loose “social distancing” measures up to 70 percent of all Oklahomans are at risk for infection, hospitals would be overrun within a month and tens of thousands could lose their lives by summer.