Why Are Blacks Dying At A Much Higher Rate From Bat Soup Virus?

While some have fear-mongered and blame-stormed regarding racial inequality and the typical Race Card stuff they like to play, many of them could have done it a much different way, because there is a problem

The coronavirus is infecting and killing black Americans at an alarmingly high rate, a Post analysis shows

As the novel coronavirus sweeps across the United States, it appears to be infecting and killing black Americans at a disproportionately high rate, according to an analysis of early data from jurisdictions across the country.

The emerging stark racial disparity led the surgeon general Tuesday to acknowledge in personal terms the increased risk for African Americans amid growing demands that public-health officials release more data on the race of those who are sick, hospitalized and dying of a contagion that has killed more than 12,000 people in the United States.

A Washington Post analysis of what data is available and census demographics show that counties that are majority-black have three times the number of infections and almost six times the number of deaths as counties where white residents are in the majority.

In Milwaukee County, home to Wisconsin’s largest city, African Americans account for 73 percent of the dead but just 26 percent of the population. The disparity is similar in Louisiana, where 70 percent of the people who have died were black, although African Americans make up just 32 percent of the state’s population.

Obviously, Democrats are going to go with the raaaaacism angle, but, considering that in almost every specific area where this is occurring the government is run by Democrats and has been run by Democrats, they might want to reconsider their political attacks.

President Trump acknowledged for the first time the racial disparity at the White House task force briefing Tuesday.

“We are doing everything in our power to address this challenge, and it’s a tremendous challenge,” Trump said. “It’s terrible.” He added that Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, “is looking at it very strongly.”

“Why is it three or four times more so for the black community as opposed to other people?” Trump said. “It doesn’t make sense, and I don’t like it, and we are going to have statistics over the next probably two to three days.”

Why is it?

African Americans’ higher rates of diabetes, heart disease and lung disease are well-documented, and Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) noted those that health problems make people more vulnerable to the new respiratory disease. But there never has been a pandemic that brought the disparities so vividly into focus. (snip)

Elected officials and public-health experts have pointed to generations of discrimination and distrust between black communities and the health-care system. African Americans are also more likely to be uninsured and live in communities with inadequate health-care facilities. (snip)

Even then, some activists argued, black people might have been more exposed because many held low-wage or essential jobs, such as food service, public transit and health care, that required them to continue to interact with the public.

Dare I say, these folks living in Democratic Party run areas are kept down thanks to Democratic Party policies, left in a vulnerable condition?

“This outbreak is exposing the deep structural inequities that make communities pushed to the margins more vulnerable to health crises in good times and in bad,” Dorianne Mason, the director of health equity at the National Women’s Law Center, said in a statement. “These structural inequities in our health care system do not ignore racial and gender disparities — and neither should our response to this pandemic.”

Yes, that would be the structural inequities of Democratic Party policies in the areas they run. Chicago isn’t run by Republicans. Nor is Washington, D.C. Nor Milwaukee County. Nor Connecticut. Or New Orleans. Or NYC. Or Baltimore. Democrats, who had been the party of Jim Crow, segregation, and the KKK, used the Civil Rights era to switch it up and get as many blacks as possible living in government run neighborhoods, jammed together, reliant upon government while also being leery of government.

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2 Responses to “Why Are Blacks Dying At A Much Higher Rate From Bat Soup Virus?”

  1. Dana says:

    When our black citizens choose to live in densely populated urban areas at greater rates than white Americans do, they are obviously going to be at greater risk from contagious diseases than whites.

    The virus doesn’t care, of course, but population density vastly increases transmission rates.

  2. Dana says:

    Of course, it isn’t just urban density. That increases exposure risks, but obesity, diabetes and crappy diets lead to poorer health overall, which means that an opportunistic virus like COVID-19 will have a stronger impact on people with such conditions . . . and black American women have a 56% obesity rate.

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