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Black Americans dying of Covid-19 at three times the rate of white people

Sarah Best

25th May 2020

Research collected by a non-partisan organisation in the USA has found that African Americans have been dying from coronavirus at a rate of three times higher than that of white people.

Figures show that over 20,000 African Americans have died from the virus. The research highlights that the "racial disparities in the US death figures became apparent relatively early on in the pandemic, particularly in large cities where black neighbourhoods were hit much harder than wealthier white areas."

This article could be used within the Health unit, as well as a wider discussion of ethnicity and social class.

Sarah Best

Sarah is a passionate full-time Head of Sociology and Psychology and has worked in a variety in schools in the UK, and she is currently working in a British international school. She is keen to develop and boost the profile of both subjects.

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