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Racial disparities in the U.S. and COVID-19


The U.S. is home to stark and shocking racial disparities in healthcare.


Particularly, communities of color suffer disproportionately. African-Americans are subject to some of the worst health outcomes when it comes to chronic and pre-existing conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure.


When it comes to pregnancy, vast research has documented the stark disparities in maternal and infant mortality for African-American women. Disparities in pre-existing conditions and other pregnancy complications are highly believed to be caused by chronic stress and social/healthcare disadvantages.


Long-term research on COVID-19 still limited and not quite available. But preliminary accounts and findings seem to suggest that COVID-19 is yet more another outlet through which deeply-rooted, structural, discriminatory inequities towards African-Americans may manifest themselves.


Source:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/opinion/coronavirus-black-people.html

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