Minorities hospitalized with COVID: CDC


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– According to the CDC, minorities are particularly hard hit by coronoviruses after being hospitalized at a rate of more than eight months of whites. The CDC was 70,825 hospitalized from March 1 to November 7, reporting CNN, and 4.2 times the rate of age-adjusted hospitalized non-Hispanic whites for Hispanic or Latino Americans. For American Indian or Alaska Native residents, the rate was 4.1 times, and for non-Hispanic black people, the rate was 3.9 times. The virus also inconsistently affects communities of color in cases and deaths. For example, in California, Latino represents more than 60% of infections, but 39% of population per AP.

Dr. of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity. Lisa Cooper points to problems with access to health care. She also notes that Latino and African Americans have higher rates of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and other health conditions that may make them more vulnerable to COVID-19. Social epidemiologist Jarvis Chen, who studies social inequalities in health at Harvard, says more people of the color of the virus can be exposed through jobs in health care, public transportation, and food production, and to stop working financially. May not help. If they become ill. She tells CNN that the findings should signal how health officials should roll out personal protective equipment and potential COVID-19 vaccines. “Demographics … really should direct us to think about how we target populations that would benefit the most in terms of protecting them.” (Read more Coronavirus stories)

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