“We are not all weathering the same storm” Secretary Hillary Clinton tweeted Sunday morning. She was referencing the COVID-19 which has been attacking black Americans at a much high rate than other citizens. This is what she had to say about Americans’ recovery from this silent, deadly disease.
She urged the White House that any attempts by the U.S. to deal with the pandemic also “include resolving health & economic injustice:”
‘Black Americans dying in disproportionate numbers from COVID-19 reminds us, as @MsPackyetti writes, that “we are all weathering the same storm, but we are not in the same boat.” Recovery from the pandemic must include resolving health & economic injustice:’
This graph posted by The Vox Magazine shows lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients’ data:
The CDC’s (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) new national numbers indicate that black Americans make up 30 percent of the COVID-19 patients. Yet they only make up 13 percent of the U.S. population.
The data is far from conclusive. Yet, the preliminary numbers from state-to-state comparison reflect the same trend. The disparity between white and black Americans health care is troubling. It shows that the second population group has less money to pay for health care and injustice due to racism.
Black Americans are not more susceptible to coronavirus, just carrying around the awful results of a racist health care system. Vox wrote:
[B]lack Americans are more likely to have underlying conditions because of widespread racism and inequality, experts say. Many differences in health outcomes in America are “produced by access to things like adequate time to prepare healthy foods at home” and “adequate money to not be working three shifts and have really high stress levels,” Lynch said — access that white people are just more likely to have. As [Fabiola] Cineas notes, 22 percent of black Americans lived in poverty in 2018, compared with 9 percent of white Americans.’
Twitter world went crazy after Secretary Clinton pointed out that black Americans were “dying in disproportionate numbers from COVID-19. Check out the left and right responses below:
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