Why are victims of the new coronavirus 'overwhelmingly blacks'?
The new mortality by corona virus infection (COVID-19) differs by race and ethnic groups, and among them Hispanic blacks of mortality is almost double of the Caucasian-Asian has been found . About 72% of all American casualties are black , according to Nicole Hanna Jones of the New York Times, known for its authority on civil rights and racism.
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According to Jones, as an introductory comment, `` When COVID-19 began to spread in the United States around March 2020, it was said that 'COVID-19 is equal in the racially divided country of the United States'. But we all know the racial castes of the United States, and we knew that was not possible. '
When Covid-19 first hit America hard last month, the narrative was that it was the great equalizer, that in such a divided nation, our shared humanity meant we would be equal in our suffering.But those of us who understand racial caste in America knew this could never be true.— Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) April 6, 2020
'Chicago has a 70% black death rate despite a 30% black population. In Michigan, where only 14% of black people are black, 35% are positive and 40% are dead. In Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, where only 26% of the population is black, 50% of the positives and 81% of the dead were black. '
Milwaukee County In, Wisconsin, Black People Account For 26 Percent Of The Population, Nearly Half Of Its Coronavirus Cases And 81 Percent Of Its Deaths. Https://T.Co/i6qElfttco— Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) April 6, 2020
`` We don't have any data on race in New York City, the epicenter of infection in the United States, but we can see that infections are most widespread in low-income blacks and Latin American populations, '' says Jones. He noted that the prevalence of blacks in the United States was overwhelmingly high.
We don't have race data available yet for NYC, the epicenter of the American branch of the pandemic, but based on income data, we can see that it is hitting low-income black and brown neighborhoods the hardest.https : // t .co / nLcDsvgNFw— Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) April 6, 2020
The reason for the high number of black cases is 'black economic conditions,' Jones explains. 'In the United States, COVID-19 is attacking the poorest of the poor, Native Americans and blacks. A range of issues, including housing, employment, and health problems, are increasing black infection and mortality.'
Covid-19 attacks groups who are most vulnerable and in America, no one is more vulnerable than poor black people (and poor Native people.) A host of issues ensured black people would contract and die from coronavirus at the highest rates, including housing, employment and heath.— Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) April 6, 2020
'Black Americans are much more likely to work in services than whites, which means that blacks have more opportunities to contact strangers and are unable to stay socially or work from home. '
Black Americans are far more likely to work in service sector jobs than white Americans, meaning they were far more likely to work jobs where they come in contact with a lot of strangers and where they could not social distance and work from home.https: / /t.co/bfALsAd4MK pic.twitter.com/XV2pLyL9JC— Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) April 6, 2020
`` Black Americans have a low percentage of cars and travel the most from work to get to work and use public transport the most, '' said Jones, a black who has been forced to work long. Suggested that they could be infected while on the move.
Black Americans are the least likely to own a car, the travel the furthest distance to get to work, and are the most likely to take public transit, again, meaning they were mostly likely to be exposed to large numbers of strangers in cramped quarters. https://t.co/rje0xi5Bdz pic.twitter.com/X2iDd8Vsan— Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) April 6, 2020
Also, the proportion of blacks who own houses is the lowest among all races in the United States. 'People living in single-person apartments will come in contact with more people,' he said.
Black Americans have the lowest homeownership rates, meaning that even in the places they are sheltering in place, they are coming in contact with far more people than those who live in single-family homes.pic.twitter.com/2L8RbHmnDC— Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) April 6, 2020
It is also known that the mortality rate of COVID-19 varies greatly depending on the pre-existing illness. Regarding this, Mr. Jones said, `` The percentage of blacks with high blood pressure is 1.4 times that of whites, the rate of diabetes is twice as much, the rate of asthma is 3 times '', and data that blacks have a high percentage of chronic diseases Was mentioned.
Now, even as black Americans risked higher exposure, they already disproportionately suffer the comorbidities that make Covid-19 so deadly.Black Americans are 40% more likely to have hypertension than white, twice as likely to have diabetes, up to 3x asthma hospitilization. pic.twitter.com/F49AKNOqru— Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) April 6, 2020
In the United States, not only elderly people but also young people are becoming more and more serious . This is a phenomenon not seen in China or Italy where COVID-19 was prevalent before the United States. Regarding this phenomenon, Jones pointed out that 'black young people are suffering from high blood pressure and diabetes that usually affects the elderly.'
Now, consider that we all thought the virus did not really kill younger people * until * it arrived in the US Well, this makes sense.Black Americans health outcomes are so abysmal that younger black people are suffering from the diseases WE TYPICALLY SEE ONLY IN OLDER PEOPLE.pic.twitter.com/AVvLABJ0MP— Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) April 6, 2020
'Isn't this a race problem, but a class problem?' Said Jones, stating that 'black people have the highest poverty rate, but most black people are certainly not poor.' Both races are a problem. '
Now, before all the its class-not-race people jump in here, let me assure you it's both / and.Black Americans have the highest poverty rate in the nation, but most black people are not poor and now I am going to show you how these health effects transcend class.— Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) April 6, 2020
The argument was based on the fact that wealthy blacks are more likely to live in areas with more poor people than poor Americans.
'These poor areas are most likely to be adjacent to industrial zones that emit toxic substances that cause the underlying illness associated with severe COVID-19.'
Neighborhoods Are The These Most Likely To Be Near Toxic Sites That Cause Some Of The The Underlying Conditions That Make Covid-19 So Deadly. Https://T.Co/8r8rU5r6Ja— Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) April 6, 2020
'In addition, black people are most likely to live in areas far away from critical care centers where COVID-19 can treat severe illness.'
Americans Are Also Black The Most Likely To Live In Areas Where They Do Not Have Easy Access To The Trauma Centers Needed To Treat A Deadly Disease Such As Covid-19. Https://T.Co/3JagvhOHS1— Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) April 6, 2020
In addition, the insurance participation rate of black people is about half that of white people, and the ratio of insurance premium paid to income is also high.
Now, let's talk about insurance and whether black people can get access to Covid-19 tests, or see a doctor with early symptoms.Black Americans are almost twice as likely to be uninsured as white Americans and pay a greater share of their income on premiums https://t.co/zv68ntHCse pic.twitter.com/BtGUPBspqk— Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) April 6, 2020
The situation is even worse, said Jones, because the southern part of the United States, where the majority of black people live, has refused to expand the Medicaid public health insurance program in the United States. Georgia and Florida, which have the highest black population ratio, have issued a curfew, but it seems that the death rate of COVID-19 is high.
It's far worse in the S, where a majority of black pp live & where most states refused to expand Medicaid.Two of the last states to implement stay-at-home orders-GA and FL-have largest share of black Americans. Outbreaks Are Happening Deadly There. Https://T.Co/f2RHHbwpPc Pic.Twitter.Com/VPFmGrpt0z— Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) April 6, 2020
Also, regardless of income or education level, the level of medical care that blacks can receive is low. According to Jones, 'Black people receive less intervention and less quality medical care.'
And, We Also Know That Black Americans, Regardless Of Income And Education, Receive Inferior Healthcare. They Received Fewer Therapeutic Interventions, Fewer Procedures And Poorer-Quality Care Than White Americans. Https://T.Co/nrtmmb20ss Pic.Twitter.Com / FjRFoO5wRs— Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) April 6, 2020
In addition, Mr. Jones said that because of the low funding spent on blacks who need the same level of medical care, the algorithm that determines the budget allocation for the healthcare system has a bias that `` blacks are healthier than whites ''. 'To correct the medical gap, we need to spend 47% more than we have today,' he said.
Black Americans are sicker than white Americans, and yet on whole, and yet we spend less on their care, so much so that to remedy the disparity we would have to spend up to 47 percent more on their care.https : // t. co / tkxo2hQYWi pic.twitter.com/hBOqAaQAKV— Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) April 6, 2020
Also, many medical workers think that `` there is a biological difference between blacks and whites, and blacks are less likely to feel pain '', and blacks are treated differently from whites Said Jones. Black people who are more likely to experience violence, have fewer choices in their diet, have lower incomes, and have less access to medical institutions are treated unequally among medical institutions. Appealed.
Many medical providers STILL believe that there are biological differences bw black and white Americans, that black people do not feel as much pain, and so black Americans are treated differently throughout our medical system, as @lindavillarosa documented https://t.co/ 5iHhmH2h1H pic.twitter.com/edOysz7y7g— Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) April 6, 2020
`` A large study examining the poverty rate and the rate of mother and child families in 171 major cities in the United States shows that even white people living in the worst environment are living better than the average black people doing'
'A study of the 171 largest US cities found tht whites living in the worst conditions in urban areas-in terms of poverty rates and single-parent households-are nonetheless residing in circumstances much better than those of the average black person.' Https: //t.co/llD53aamvs— Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) April 6, 2020
Jones concludes, 'This country is based on a racial caste system and it is very difficult to live as a black person. COVID-19 is not a disease that is' equal to all races. ' Rather, it is a disease that “reflects existing racial inequality.” This inequality has killed many blacks, and COVID-19 has further strengthened that trend. ” If you don't think it's possible, you'll have the same feeling after the end of the COVID-19 epidemic, and as a journalist, I hope that this society moves forward with these ideas. ' Commented.
If it is unacceptable now, it has to be unacceptable when we conquer this virus.And I hope we as journalists, we as society, will stop putting forth notions that a force-good or bad-can be equal in a vastly unequal society.— Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) April 6, 2020
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