COVID-19: An ongoing tragedy in Black, Brown, and White
- January 18, 2021
- Sabrina Strings, sociology, Center for Science in the Public Interest, Jan. 18, 2021
But it’s all far more complex and deep-rooted than what people eat. As sociologist
Sabrina Strings of the University of California Irvine pointed out last spring, while
42 percent of White Americans and 50 percent of African Americans have obesity, which
is associated with hospitalization and more severe COVID-19 illness, this 8-point
difference does not even begin to account for the massive disparity in COVID-19 fatalities.
For the full story, please visit https://cspinet.org/news/covid-19-ongoing-tragedy-black-brown-and-white-20210118.
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