2020-04-09 13:22:20

COVID-19 Kills Disproportionate Number of Black Americans

Democracy Now! speaks with a family physician and epidemiologist Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones about how the coronavirus is taking a devastating toll on black Americans, who are disproportionately dying from the virus across the country as a result of entrenched racial inequality.

that are still going to work amid the pandemic.

Jones is the former president of the American Public Health Association. Her recent piece for Newsweek magazine is headlined “Coronavirus Disease Discriminates. Our Health Care Doesn’t Have To.”

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