New Data on Disparities

New CDC data reveals an even clearer picture of COVID-19’s disproportionate toll on Black and Latino people in the US. And that is regardless of where they are and how old they are.
 
The New York Times, which obtained the data after suing the CDC, found that Black and Latino people have been 3X as likely to become infected as their white neighbors, and nearly twice as likely to die from the virus as white people.
 
But the data set is far from complete: race and ethnicity information is missing from more than half the cases.
 
The convergence of health disparities and police violence—laid bare in the homicide of George Floyd—has created a pile-on of stress for Black doctors and patients, AP reports.
 
“We are exhausted and we are not OK,” said Patrice Harris, a psychiatrist who was the second Black physician to lead the American Medical Association.

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