COVID-19 isamplifying health, racial, and economic inequalityto create disparities in outcomes in the US. Both illness and death rates are higher in communities of color. Health data shows the impact of the pervasive effects of racism in the United States. Health data is showing that…
- Disproportionately Black U.S. communities carry the burden of more than half of both the country’s COVID-19 cases and deaths.
- African Americans in New York City are dying at twice the rate of whites.
- The death rate for Hispanic and Latino people falls in between, fifty percent higher than that of whites.
- As of May 3rd, approximately 19% of the COVID-19 deaths in Arizona were among the Native American population even though they represent approximately 5.3% of the state’s population
with Margot Bordne