CDC: Coronavirus Ravaging Communities of Color

By Eric Klein 
eklein@bronxjusticenews.com

A new report from the CDC says long-standing health and social inequities have resulted in increased risk for infection, severe illness, and death from COVID-19 in communities of color across America.

The federal agency found that, among 79 counties identified as coronavirus hotspots, a disproportionate number of COVID-19 cases were confirmed among members of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups “in almost all areas.”

State and national data indicate people of color might be more likely to become infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19; experience more severe COVID-19 ailments; and face greater risk of death from COVID-19, according to the CDC.

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Eric Klein is an editor for Bronx Justice News. Born and bred in the Bronx, he lives on the Grand Concourse, where at least one member of his family has resided every year since the 1930s. Eric has two sons and, like them, is a die-hard New York Yankees fan.