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.