African Americans And Coronavirus
This episode originally aired on April 15, 2020.
Wherever data is available in the U.S, the COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately afflicting African Americans.
In Chicago, where African Americans make up 30% of the population, seven out of 10 of those who have died are black.
Many experts explain that COVID-19, like other illnesses, just exacerbates pre-existing health disparities in the black community. Others explain the disproportionate COVID-19 mortality rate and those health disparities as symptoms of the deeper racially charged underpinnings of the society.
Today on All Sides, the coronavirus and the black community in the U.S.
- Robert Samuels, reporter, The Washington Post
- Dr. Quinn Capers, cardiologist, Ohio State Wexner Medical Center
- Dr. Anthony Armstrong, president, Ohio State Medical Association
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