Why Black Americans Are At Higher Risk For Coronavirus

Black Americans have more existing medical issues, less access to health care, and are more likely to work in unstable jobs -- all factors that have made the coronavirus pandemic disproportionately hurt blacks more.

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  • CV Risk Factors in Black Teens Tied to Later Cognitive Decline
    Early life cardiovascular risk factors in African Americans are associated with worse cognitive function later in life, new research suggests.
    09/29/2020 - 9:39 am | View Link
  • Fewer than 1 in 10 Americans have antibodies to coronavirus, study finds
    In a nationally representative analysis of coronavirus antibodies, researchers also found high rates of infection among Black and Hispanic people, and in densely populated areas.
    09/29/2020 - 3:00 am | View Link
  • 60% of Americans Lack the Resilience to Cope with COVID-19
    In late July, right in the middle of the pandemic, the Cigna Resilience Index was used to conduct one of the largest assessments of resilience ever done in the US. The survey reached 5,000 parents, 5, ...
    09/29/2020 - 12:50 am | View Link
  • As holidays approach, CDC puts shopping at crowded stores on Black Friday in high-risk category
    The CDC issued guidance encouraging Americans to shop online rather than in crowded stores during the holiday season because of the pandemic.
    09/28/2020 - 10:34 am | View Link
  • Commentary: Graham’s support for a Supreme Court nominee puts SC health care at risk
    This week, as the United States passed the grim milestone of 200,000 deaths and nearly 7 million cases of coronavirus, Republicans are rushing to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat ...
    09/27/2020 - 2:00 am | View Link
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