People of color continue to bear a disproportionate burden of the ~3,400 US health care worker deaths since the pandemic began, according to an ongoing Guardian project.
- 2 in 3 health care workers who died by February 10 identified as people of color.
- More than half were younger than 60 (the median age of death in the general public is 78 years).
- Many of the cases involved concerns over inadequate PPE.
- Nurses and support staff account for most deaths.
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