The color of coronavirus: COVID-19 deaths by race and ethnicity in the U.S.

The color of coronavirus: COVID-19 deaths by race and ethnicity in the U.S.

While co-morbidities are a factor, there is mounting evidence that black Americans are disadvantaged in terms of access to diagnostic testing and treatment for the disease.

Across the country, African Americans have died at a rate of 50.3 per 100,000 people, compared with 20.7 for whites, 22.9 for Latinos and 22.7 for Asian Americans. Continue reading “The color of coronavirus: COVID-19 deaths by race and ethnicity in the U.S.”