White House acknowledges coronavirus disproportionately taking African American lives

09 Avril, 2020, 00:46 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
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Dr. Anthony Fauci struck an emotional tone when discussing the disproportionate death toll facing African Americans from COVID-19 during Tuesday's White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing.

And in Chicago, where African American residents make up a little less than a third of the population, more than half of those found to have the virus are black. "But it's been disproportional they are getting hit very, very hard, in fact", he said.

". [I] f you go back then during that period of time when there was extraordinary stigma - particularly against the gay community - and it was only when the world realized how the gay community responded to this outbreak with incredible courage and dignity and strength and activism, that I think that really changed some of the stigma against the gay community, very much so".

But in another morning interview, the surgeon general said that CCP virus deaths in the United States could fall under the range of between 100,000 and 200,000 that has been suggested by White House officials in recent days.

In Michigan and Illinois, African Americans account for roughly a third of coronavirus cases and about 40 percent of deaths, even though they make up only 15 percent and 14 percent, respectively, of those states' populations.

Lightfoot argued that "access of health care is at the crux of the problem", arguing black people "don't have the access that others enjoy". Adams said he himself has heart disease, asthma, high blood pressure, and is pre-diabetic.

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Also during the press conference, Trump brought up an African American woman from MI who "thanked" him because she took hydroxychloroquine, which she believes cured her case of COVID-19, and then highlighted her "manner of speaking" as impressive.

"Systemic and institutional racism that have driven these inequalities through the years we are now seeing play out in COVID data", said Dr. Allison Arwady, director of the city's public health department.

Lightfoot added that city officials were ramping up education efforts neighborhood-by-neighborhood, through block clubs and faith groups, to improve social distancing and awareness around the disease.

Alabama's population is about 27% black and 69% white, according to the latest census data. Across the board, data has shown people with underlying health conditions are more likely to die from the virus.

"If you walk outside and see who is actually still working", said Elaine Nsoesie, an infectious disease modeler at Boston University's School of Public Health, "the data don't seem surprising".

Pressley and Warren last month sent a letter to Trump urging him to reduce the number of people in federal custody to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

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