Andrew Marshall, MD (Emergency Medicine, BIDMC) discusses the racial disparities in COVID-19 cases.
‘We’re angry and we’re hurting.’ Why communities of color suffer more from COVID-19
PBS Newshour – May 12, 2020
In U.S. cases of COVID-19 where race was identified, nearly 30 percent of patients were black — even though African Americans make up only about 13 percent of the general population. The share of cases among Latinos is also disproportionately large. What is behind these significant racial disparities, and how are they affecting communities suffering the pandemic’s toll? Yamiche Alcindor reports.