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(2018 - 2020)


COVID-19 Is Impacting Our Community

Findings from amfAR, the Foundation for Aids Research, indicate that 22% of U.S. counties are disproportionately black, and those counties account for 52% of COVID-19 cases and 58% of COVID-19 deaths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shared a report in April that found 33% of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 were black, although they made up just 18% of the community being evaluated.

Mark Zarefsky, American Medical Association, 2020. "Why African American communities are being hit hard by COVID-19"