Black Americans Face Alarming Rates of Coronavirus Infections


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A day after several doctors and civil rights activists wrote a letter to the federal government demanding transparency in Coronavirus racial data, several states have released their own staggering statistics about the African-American community. Louisiana's Governor says 70% of the COVID-19 deaths in his state are African-American. 14% of Michigan's population is black but the state's Department of Health and Human Services show that 40% of Michigan's COVID-19 deaths are African-American. Black Chicagoans make up 30% of the city's population but account for half of Chicago's cases and more than 70% of their COVID-19 deaths. BBC News spoke to Dr. Cameron Webb, who plans to run for Congress, and she said that these statistics show the racial and economic disparities within the U.S.

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