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NPR: Why Misinformation And Distrust Are Making COVID-19 More Dangerous For Black America

Why Misinformation And Distrust Are Making COVID-19 More Dangerous For Black America

April 10, 20205:24 PM ET


Across many parts of the U.S., black Americans are dying of COVID-19 at disproportionately high rates. In Milwaukee County, for example, nearly three quarters of those who have died of the virus were black. But only about a quarter of the county's population is black.


Data from Louisiana, Michigan, Chicago and New York also shows racial imbalances. So what is going on?


At a coronavirus task force briefing on Tuesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, talked about systemic challenges.


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https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/04/10/832039813/why-misinformation-and-distrust-is-making-covid-19-more-dangerous-for-black-amer




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