What Accounts for Coronavirus Disparities?
A helpful Q&A
A Q&A between The Vermont Conversation host David Goodman and Harvard social epidemiologist Nancy Krieger on how racism kills.
Goodman: The mantra of the Covid-19 moment is “we are all in this together.” But Covid-19 has, in fact, highlighted deep fault lines in our society that show how unequally and differently we’re affected. For example, in Illinois, 14% of the population is African American, but they represent more than 40% of the state’s confirmed coronavirus cases. What accounts for these disparities?