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African American Coronavirus Death Rates to Change Health Care Policies


April 16, 2020

In response to the reports and analysis from several sources nationwide that African Americans are contracting and dying of coronavirus at an alarmingly higher rate than white Americans. “Newly released data about the alarming rates of African Americans contracting and dying from exposure to the coronavirus exposes the egregious, racist systemic disparities and health policies that have always existed in communities of color. That data is valuable, but it alone will not fix the problem unless it’s used to drastically change the way health care is administered in this country. We must st...

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