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Why African Americans are dying at higher rates from COVID-19
Why African Americans are dying at higher rates from COVID-19
World NewsApr 8, 2020
WASHINGTON (AFP) -- The new coronavirus isn’t biased about whom it infects -- so why does data emerging from some states suggest that African Americans are bearing the brunt of the pandemic in the US? Experts say blacks are disproportionately impacted by underlying health conditions linked to poverty, face discrimination in medical care, and are more likely to work jobs that require them to leave their homes. “We know that blacks are more likely to have diabetes, heart disease, lu