This is Why Black People Are Likely To Die Of COVID-19 Four Times Faster Than White People

2 months ago by: kacy lee
-- (f) at 7-05-2020 12:42PM (2 months ago)

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Black people in the UK are four times more likely to die from Covid-19 than white people and a number of other ethnic groups are also at an increased risk, according to new data released today Thursday 7th May 2020.

A report by the Office for National Statistics found black women are 4.3 times more likely to die with Covid-19 than white women, while black men are 4.2 more likely to die.

People of Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Indian, and mixed ethnicities also had a "statistically significant raised risk of death," the report found.

The disparities are "partly a result of socio-economic disadvantage and other circumstances, but a remaining part of the difference has not yet been explained," the study said.
Even after taking into account age, demographic factors and measures of self-reported health problems, black people were still almost twice as likely to die from Covid-19 than white people.
While the report was unable to clearly outline every factor behind the trend, its conclusions make clear the the pandemic -- frequently referred to as a "great equalizer" -- is anything but.

And the findings also chime with similar reports in the United States, where African Americans have died from Covid-19 at a disproportionately high rate.
In Chicago, 72% of people who died were black, officials said in April, despite African Americans only making up 30% of the city's population. In Louisiana, African Americans make up 32% of the population, but account for around 70% of deaths.

The UK has the highest coronavirus death toll in Europe, announcing on Wednesday that more than 30,000 people have died since the start of the outbreak.



-- pamarekb (m) at 8-05-2020 05:53AM
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What on earth did black people to these hassles. First the Chinese tried to put the blame for Covid-19 on black Africans in order to prevent anyone suing them for compensation in the near future and when it did not work, they seemed to have rested at least for now. And now racist UK is trying this new gimmick whereas the largest percentage of people that have so far died or infected with this virus in the UK or elsewhere in Europe were largely white people. That's the undeniable statistics as we know it
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-- Baye77 Online (m) at 8-05-2020 06:11AM
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Due to "socio economic disadvantage"Huh?
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