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Why People of Color are Contracting and Dying of COVID-19 at Higher Rates

 

April 23, 2020



Why People of Color are Contracting and Dying of COVID-19 at Higher Rates

Over the past several days there have been many reports that people of color, especially Black Americans, are contracting and dying of COVID-19 at higher rates than their white counterparts. As jurisdictions release demographic information on COVID-19 cases, it is important to provide the public with accurate data that could help explain why the numbers of infections and deaths might be higher in African American communities. Too often, the lack of accurate information has led to misunderstanding, fear and hysteria....



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