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MORE NON-WHITE PEOPLE DIE FROM COVID 19 THAN WHITES REGARDLESS WHERE THEY LIVE IN USA

MORE NON-WHITE PEOPLE DIE FROM COVID 19 THAN WHITES REGARDLESS WHERE THEY LIVE IN USA
The racial disparities that have plagued the cruel and uneven toll of the coronavirus across parts of the nation. Harvard analysis finds mortality rate surged higher in communities with more poverty, people of color, and crowded housing. Researchers examined the home addresses of more than 20,000 people who died of all causes in the first 15 weeks of 2020, categorizing the deceased by the socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic characteristics of where they lived. As the death rate increased across the state in early April, it surged nearly 40 percent higher in cities and towns with the largest concentrations of people of color compared to those with the least. The mortality rate increased nearly 14 percent more in municipalities with the most crowded housing compared to those with the least. And in cities and towns with the most poverty, the death rate increased 9 percent more than those with the least poverty. Harvard’s analysis made clear that the pandemic has hit harder in  communities already teetering on the margin, struggling with unaffordable rents, polluted air, and disparities in health care access. And the coronavirus is  amplifying those cruelties.

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