ABSTRACT

Racial Disparities on Full Display: COVID-19 is Disproportionately Affecting Communities of Color   [open pdf - 4MB]

From the Document: "The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] on communities of color is no surprise to public health experts and civil rights leaders. Unfortunately, this pandemic has amplified major structural inequities and discrimination that have impacted communities of color for generations. Due to a variety of systematic barriers, people of color are less likely to have steady access to quality medical care and are more likely to have preventable, manageable conditions -- often experiencing complications due to lack of medical access. They are less likely to live in neighborhoods with available healthy food options and more likely to face exposure to environmental factors that affect health. People of color are also more likely to work service industry jobs or jobs that do not offer sick leave and are now deemed essential."

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2020-04-30
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Public Domain
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U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow: https://www.stabenow.senate.gov/
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