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How to fix racial inequities in the U.S. health system

By Elemental  
   July 13, 2020

Covid-19 has illuminated the stark racial inequities that exist in the United States’ health care system. The risk of dying from the novel coronavirus is up to nine and eight times higher for young Black and Latinx Americans, respectively, compared to white Americans. Experts say this disparity is in large part explained by the fact that people of color are more likely to work in jobs deemed essential during the pandemic, often with minimal protections against the virus.

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