Michigan Says Racial Disparities Of Virus Have Diminished

From the Associated Press — Michigan is reporting that Black residents are no longer being disproportionately infected and killed by the coronavirus, after they accounted for a staggering 40% of deaths and 29% of cases in the early days of the pandemic. For the last two available weeks of data, African Americans represented 10% of COVID-19 deaths and 8% of cases. They comprise 14% of  Michigan’s population. They still account for at least 38% of confirmed and probable deaths overall, and at least 20% of cases. Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II credits people of color for being more likely to wear masks and follow safety guidelines.

Source: WSJM
Full story at: https://www.wsjm.com/2020/09/29/michigan-says-racial-disparities-of-virus-have-diminished/

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