The Unequal Toll of Covid-19 Deaths

A new study shows devastating disparities in mortality rates

An unequal toll. A new working paper comparing the Covid-19 mortality rates in the U.S. by race and age found that among people aged 35–44, Black people were nine times more likely to die of Covid-19 than white people. Such disparities have been observed throughout the U.S. Here’s a link to the paper.

Pediatrician Rhea Boyd MD, MPH, shared a Twitter thread breaking down the results and what they mean for the national coronavirus response that’s…

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