Black New Yorkers Share Their COVID-19 Stories

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DESCRIPTION: The tongue-in-cheek assertion that “black folks can’t get the coronavirus” hasn’t aged well. New data show that black people are disproportionately contracting and dying from the coronavirus. Experts suggest this is due to current health disparities already faced by black Americans in this country, such as underlying medical conditions and limited access to medical care. Other very real determinants brought on by white supremacy also impact how black communities deal with illnesses, such as neighborhood density or things like being able to even afford a doctor’s visit or receiving adequate care from racially biased doctors. -Jessica Moulite Read more: https://www.theroot.com/the-rona-isnt…

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