Stark Contrast Between Black and White

The white upper classes initially brought COVID-19 to Brazil, but now poorer black and mixed-race communities are being particularly hard-hit.
As in the US, research has shown that COVID-19 is deadlier for black Brazilians than for whites, driven by stark health inequities that predate the pandemic: inadequate access to health care, overcrowded housing, and higher rates of underlying conditions like hypertension.
Since official data are scarce, some Rio de Janeiro favelas have started their own online tracking system for COVID-19 cases and deaths.
The Guardian

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