Racial Disparities in COVID-19 Deaths Reveal Harsh Truths About Structural Inequality in America.

Racial Disparities in COVID-19 Deaths Reveal Harsh Truths About Structural Inequality in America.

Publication date: May 25, 2020

The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has unveiled the stark racial disparities that are present in United States (US) and other developed countries today. In recent weeks, several states have released demographic data that highlights the disproportionate rate of COVID-19 infections in racial/ethnic minorities . These disparities are likely a result of the structural inequities that minorities face due to factors such as racism, neighborhood segregation, income, housing and education inequality, and poor access to medical care.

Concepts Keywords
Coronavirus Coronavirus
Demographic Animal virology
Developed Countries Articles
Ethnic Minorities Discrimination
Pandemic Social issues
Racism Coronaviridae
Segregation Social inequality
Racism
Structural inequality
Humans

Semantics

Type Source Name
drug DRUGBANK Nonoxynol-9
disease MESH infections
disease MESH neighborhood

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