Health Disparities Among Racialized Communities and the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 22, 2020

  • In New York, Hispanic and Black individuals are twice as likely to die of COVID-19, and Black Chicagoans are five times more likely than whites to die in these cities.
    Indigenous communities are similarly disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. In Arizona, the death rate for Indigenous peoples is nearly six times higher than for white people.
  • A study by Public Health England found that individuals of Black and Asian ethnicity were at a 10–50% higher risk of death from COVID-19.