Why African Americans are dying at higher rates from COVID-19

Washington (AFP) – The new coronavirus isn’t biased about who it infects — so why does data emerging from some states suggest that African Americans are bearing the brunt of the pandemic in the US?Experts say blacks are disproportionately impacted by underlying health conditions linked to poverty, face discrimination in medical care, and are more likely to work jobs that require them to leave their home. “We know that blacks are more likely to have diabetes, heart disease, lung disease,” the nation’s top doctor, Surgeon General Jerome Adams told CBS News on Tuesday.These chronic illnesses, wh…

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