The Racial Disparities of COVID-19

By |2021-03-17T09:31:33-05:00July 17th, 2020|Equity / Diversity / Inclusion|0 Comments

People with compromised immune systems or other health challenges understandably have high rates of mortality from COVID-19. But why does COVID-19 have an unusually large impact among some racialized and ethnic groups? Studies suggest that systemic discrimination against minorities, especially Black communities, is a driving factor that leaves these populations disproportionately affected by COVID-19.