Black and minority Americans more likely to get Covid-19, House panel hears

Structural racism has left black and minority populations with inferior health, housing and economic conditions, witnesses said

Black and minority Americans are more likely to be infected and die from Covid-19, because structural racism has left those populations with inferior health, housing and economic conditions, witnesses told a House subcommittee on the coronavirus crisis on Capitol Hill on Thursday. 

Even as protests against police violence roil the nation, the Covid-19 pandemic continues to infect or kill minority Americans at devastating rates – at least one independent report found black Americans dying at three times the rate of white Americans. 

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Structural racism has left black and minority populations with inferior health, housing and economic conditions, witnesses saidCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBlack and minority Americans are more likely to be infected and die from Covid-19, because structural racism has left those populations with inferior health, housing and economic conditions, witnesses told a House subcommittee on the coronavirus crisis on Capitol Hill on Thursday. Even as protests against police violence roil the nation, the Covid-19 pandemic continues to infect or kill minority Americans at devastating rates – at least one independent report found black Americans dying at three times the rate of white Americans.  Continue reading…

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