African Americans more likely to contract and to die from coronavirus

African Americans more likely to contract and to die from coronavirus

Experts have reported that members of the African-American community are contracting COVID-19 at much higher rates than other Americans. When they contract it, they are also more likely to die from coronavirus, as per early data that was released recently. States which have released related demographic data victims show that blacks are over-represented among those who succumbed to the disease.

Skeptic
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Rhokanth
Rhokanth 1 months

"Inequalities accessing health care". Did they forget to mention that African Americans are more obese, have a higher percentage of smokers (including marijuana), etc? Everything has to be a civil rights issue these days.

noonespecific
noonespecific 1 months

What could go wrong when you have people claiming that black people are immune or that it was sent by God to take out white people.

Adam Marceau
Adam Marceau 1 months

When you throw a block party instead of participating in isolation as recommended that's what happens

الأكبر فادي
الأكبر فادي 1 months

CNN Breaking News: Coronavirus has been confirmed by experts to be RASCIST and targeting African Americans!!!!! It must have been manufactured by the white man!! We <3 China!

skrappjaw
skrappjaw 1 months

So we use a stock photo of a black dude not wearing his n95 properly?

eddy yetty
eddy yetty 1 months

I'm pretty sure some black power/supremacy group was gloating that it didn't effect Africans...how wrong he was. There was also some rapper who said the same thing. Such a dumb thing to even think.

Wholly
Wholly 1 months

ANY dead is too many. Save the racism for after the pandemic.

Dank Duck
Dank Duck 1 months

Not everything has to be explained through social studies ( the lowest ranked IQ of professors in universities is social studies faculty. They sure sent back that study to its grave faster than the speed of light to avoid making everyone know what hacks these people are). Blacks are genetically about 8 times more succeptible to hypothermia and frostbite in cold climates. What's next, are we going to call it 'weather inequality' , or 'that racist season of the earth?'

Fin
Fin 1 months

Higher rates of asthma n diabetes...

Skeptic
Skeptic 1 months

Reasons such as health care access and treatment, as well as rates of smoking will contribute to higher mortality, but they are also contracting the illness at more than twice the average in their cities or states. Some of this is probably living in higher density but is also that they are more likely to be in service industries that expose them to greater risks or less able to practice social distancing. Better and more thoroughly discussed here: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/05/opinion/coronavirus-social-distancing.html

Politicians are Hacks
Politicians are Hacks 1 months

Racist ass virus.

Mozgus
Mozgus 1 months

Man I remember when they said they were the least likely. We truly know jack squat about the virus.

John W
John W 1 months

Ironically it's leftist ideology telling black women not get married and single motherhood is great that is killing these people. They believe lies and will win darwin award. type 2 diabetes is the main driver for black corona deaths. https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/07/why-is-it-hard-for-liberals-to-talk-about-family-values/278151/ Prevelance of type 2 diabetes black families is single motherhood. Single mothers are more overweight so are the kids. That is definitely something they could fix. https://www.healthline.com/health/type-2-diabetes/statistics#6 In the United States, type 2 diabetes is more prevalent for certain groups than for Caucasians. These people include: Native Americans African Americans Hispanics Asian Americans It appears most of the problem is overweight black women. Our study has several implications. It supports the notion that almost half of the excess risk of type 2 diabetes in African American women might be attenuated by prevention strategies aimed at weight reduction, dietary modification, and increased physical activity. https://www.healthline.com/health/type-2-diabetes/statistics#6 In the United States, type 2 diabetes is more prevalent for certain groups than for Caucasians. These people include: Native Americans African Americans Hispanics Asian Americans It appears most of the problem is overweight black women. Our study has several implications. It supports the notion that almost half of the excess risk of type 2 diabetes in African American women might be attenuated by prevention strategies aimed at weight reduction, dietary modification, and increased physical activity. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31129999/ Children of Single-Parent Households Are at a Higher Risk of Obesity Most recently, in 2011; it was reported that 72% of Black babies were born to unmarried mothers https://www.webmd.com/lung/diabetes-and-coronavirus Type 1 type diabetes (genetic not diet or behavior) is less prevent in blacks. Race/ethnicity: Certain ethnicities have a higher rate of type 1 diabetes. In the United States, Caucasians seem to be more susceptible to type 1 than African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans. Chinese people have a lower risk of developing type 1, as do people in South America.

IvoryDove
IvoryDove 1 months

With the level of DNA knowledge we have today, it wouldn't surprise me if a virus could be designed to take out specific population groups. Due to genetic isolation over thousands of years, we have some unique sequences between the various ethnic groups.

edwin
edwin 1 months

Well, also doesn't help that black people and malaria meds don't mix so if hydroxychloroquine works, it may not be a treatment vector for blacks. I dont remember if that treatment is one that malaria immune blacks can take.

Stefan
Stefan 1 months

omg!! covid is racist!! those offended should gather up and walk a march or two..

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