People of Color More Likely to Contract, Die from COVID-19 - How Do We Solve the Racial Gap?
How do you feel about COVID-19 racial disparity?
African Americans are at much higher risk of contracting COVID-19 than the rest of the U.S. population. Blacks are also much more likely than white people to die from the novel coronavirus. Indigenous people are dying above their percentage of population in at least three states.
Below, we break down the COVID-19 demographic data collected by the COVID Racial Tracker and APM Research Lab "Color of Coronavirus".
The APM Research Lab broke down the above numbers by race:
- 1 in 1,850 Black Americans has died (or 54.6 deaths per 100,000)
- 1 in 4,000 Latino Americans has died (or 24.9 deaths per 100,000)
- 1 in 4,200 Asian Americans has died (or 24.3 deaths per 100,000)
- 1 in 4,400 White Americans has died (or 22.7 deaths per 100,000)
Or, more bluntly:
"If they had died of COVID-19 at the same rate as White Americans, about 13,000 Black Americans, 1,300 Latino Americans and 300 Asian Americans would still be alive."
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