COVID-19 Pandemic: Why are African-Americans more affected by the virus?
The US now has the world's highest number of coronavirus cases and deaths. And early data show that one demographic group is being hit harder than others: African Americans. Louisiana’s numbers are the most staggering, with black people making up more than 70 percent of deaths despite representing just a third of the population. The explanation lies in decades of racial inequality leaving black Americans more exposed, more at risk and less informed to face the virus, as we found out in Baltimore.