In Rural America, Covid Hits Black and Hispanic People Hardest

Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

fight for america At the peak of the Omicron wave, Covid killed Black Americans in rural areas at a rate roughly 34 percent higher than it did white people. Racial disparities in coronavirus deaths appear to be most pronounced when health systems are stretched, raising concerns about an even more severe fall or winter wave.

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