Apr 2, 2020
Who Gets Hit the Hardest?
Covid-19 reveals the stark divide between rich and poor
A Politico story published Tuesday sparked outrage on Twitter when it called Covid-19 an “equalizer.” Describing the struggles of both public and private hospitals in New York, it claimed that rich and poor alike are grappling with the pandemic’s drain on health care and medical resources.
Across the United States, the data tells a different story. Today in The Atlantic, Vann R. Newkirk II argues that the reason more young people are dying of Covid-19 in the South is…