Wherever data is available in the U.S, the COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately afflicting African Americans.
In Chicago, where African Americans make up 30% of the population, seven out of 10 of those who have died are black.
Many experts explain that COVID-19, like other illnesses, just exacerbates pre-existing health disparities in the black community. Others explain the disproportionate COVID-19 mortality rate and
those health disparities as symptoms of the deeper racially charged underpinnings of the society.
Today on All Sides, the coronavirus and the black community in the U.S.
Robert Samuels, reporter, The Washington Post
Dr. Quinn Capers, cardiologist, Ohio State Wexner Medical Center
Dr. Anthony Armstrong, president, Ohio State Medical Association