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Health Disparities During Coronavirus

Racial Breakdown of America according to the US Census Bureau:

White alone 60.1%

Black or African American alone 13.4%

American Indian and Alaska Native alone 1.3%

Asian alone 5.9%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone 0.2%

Two or More Races 2.8%

Hispanic or Latino 18.5%

Racial Breakdown of COVID-19 Cases in the US according to the CDC:

White alone 44.7% (1,365,100)

Black or African American alone 17.5% (535,151)

American Indian and Alaska Native alone 1.2% (36,406)

Asian alone 3.3% (100,563)

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone 0.4% (13,129)

Two or More Races 4.6% (139,923)

Hispanic or Latino 28.2% (862,419)

Racial Breakdown of COVID-19 Deaths in the US according to the CDC:

White alone

Black or African American alone 20.7% (26,254)

American Indian and Alaska Native alone 0.8% (1,025)

Asian alone 4.9% (6,181)

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone 0.2% (281)

Two or More Races 4.1% (5,235)

Hispanic or Latino 16.4% (20,785)

Fair opportunities for economic, physical, and emotional health have been historically limited in marginalized communities due to social determinants. During a pandemic such as this one, that means these communities are at a higher risk than the majority population. Risk factors include:

Discrimination

Healthcare access and utilization

Occupation

Educational, income, and wealth gaps

Housing

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