Coronavirus (Covid-19) and race: How Covid-19 hollowed out a generation of young Black men — ProPublica

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and race: How Covid-19 hollowed out a generation of young Black men — ProPublica

“The Rev. Dr. Kejuane Artez Bates was a big man with big responsibilities,” Akilah Johnson and Nina Martin write over at ProPublica. “The arrival of the novel coronavirus in Vidalia, Louisiana, was another burden on a body already breaking under the load. Bates was in his 10th year with the Vidalia Police Department, assigned as […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and race: Black New Yorkers waited 7 days on average to seek care, and it cost some their lives, WNYC/Gothamist

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and race: Black New Yorkers waited 7 days on average to seek care, and it cost some their lives, WNYC/Gothamist

“At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Black and Latino New Yorkers died from the virus at rates much higher than their representation in the general population,” Fred Mogul writes over at WNYC/Gothamist. “Experts at first theorized that members of these groups worked jobs that put them at greater risk, or that they were more […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and race: A Black long-hauler hears ‘There are no next steps’

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and race: A Black long-hauler hears ‘There are no next steps’

For her 30th birthday, Netia McCray asked her partner to help her put her affairs in order and make a will. McCray had been suffering from Covid symptoms for weeks. Unable to get meaningful treatment, she felt close to death. McCray, a Black Boston resident, and other people of color who have had long-lasting symptoms […]