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COVID-19 is Claiming the Lives of Blacks & Hispanics at Higher Rates Than Asians & Whites
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  • Leslie
    06/20/2020
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    Data is needed 1st to study the problem as not all states are tracking race of COVID-19 patients, most likely caused by environmental variables (healthcare, housing, etc). Surprisingly only 28 states and NYC collect, “race and ethnicity-stratified Covid-19 mortality” but based on this limited data it shows black peoples are 3.5 times as likely to contract Covid-19 in a recent study currently under peer review (links below). Contact tracing will also provide root causes of where & from who like at home in a multigenerational home, customer facing work, mass transit, church, etc. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine environmental factors account for this: 1) Crowded living conditions 2) Working in essential jobs 3) Inconsistent healthcare access 4) Chronic health conditions 5) Stress (income inequality, discrimination, violence & institutional racism contribute to chronic stress in people of color) https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.05.07.20094250v1 https://news.yale.edu/2020/05/19/new-analysis-quantifies-risk-covid-19-racial-ethnic-minorities https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/coronavirus/covid19-racial-disparities

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