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The pandemic is hitting harder on national minorities. The statement sounds absurd, but some statistics are surprising. For example, in Chicago, 2 out of 3 deaths from COVID-19 are black. In Louisiana, nearly 3 in 4 blacks have died, compared to one in three blacks in this state.

Similar problems span Michigan and New Jersey. The mortality rate among this population group is almost half of the deaths, but the total percentage of residents in the states mentioned is no more than 15%. Similar rates for this trend are observed in other states throughout the country.

New York Mayor Andrew Cuomo has already launched a campaign to understand the causes of the phenomenon. He suggested that the most vulnerable segments of the population have the greatest risks of coronavirus. Traditionally, there are many blacks and Hispanics in these categories. One in three deaths in New York today is Hispanic. However, representatives of this ethnic stratum are less than 30% of the city’s population.

The problems of insurance, lack of access to testing are called the main hypotheses of the problem. People who have no stable job and income are faced with a new disease and they probably have another serious health problem. Most often, undiagnosed. The factor of population density in ethnic areas also clarifies the situation.


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