Skip to comments.Poll: Black Americans most likely to know a COVID-19 victim
Posted on 06/15/2020 5:22:20 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
DETROIT -- African Americans are disproportionately likely to say a family member or close friend has died of COVID-19 or respiratory illness since March, according to a series of surveys conducted since April that lays bare how black Americans have borne the brunt of the pandemic.
Eleven percent of African Americans say they were close with someone who has died from the coronavirus, compared with 5% of Americans overall and 4% of white Americans.
The findings are based on data from three COVID Impact surveys conducted between April and June by NORC at the University of Chicago for the Data Foundation about the pandemics effect on the physical, mental and social health of Americans.
Pre-existing conditions and limited access to health care have been identified as reasons black Americans have been particularly susceptible to the virus. Experts and medical professionals say the longstanding effects of structural racism and generational trauma exacted upon black Americans in the centuries following slavery also cannot be ignored.
The health inequities that were seeing here are nothing new, because were starting in a place where during slavery, we had black women who were enslaved and were being experimented on by white male physicians, said New York-based Dr. Uché Blackstock, a former associate professor at the NYU School of Medicine and the founder of Advancing Health Equity. So our healthcare system is founded on racism, and our communities have been essentially made sick by racism. We carry the highest disease burden in almost every parameter. We were already in a crisis.
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In my hometown, the blacks roam the streets...no masks...no distancing.
I thought they said this virus was colorblind.
They are children who refuse to take responsibility for anything. They’ve been free for over 150 years and they still haven’t grown up.
Get a job...none of us started at the top...
Put down the malt liquor, KFC and put out the blunt. Go look in the mirror. Your individual choices matter and affect your heath.
And? So What?
Other preexisting conditions (lungs,immune system,smoking,etc)
And what exactly is the purpose of this article? Information-less information. The depravity of the enemedia has no lower bound.
I don’t know anyone who has or had the virus although I know people who know people who had it.
Not my fault. I do not see where race is an issue with this virus. But some A ho fool wants to bring race into everything.
Truth is old folks are the people dying from this the most.
“They are children who refuse to take responsibility for anything. Theyve been free for over 150 years and they still havent grown up.”
Maybe they just are how they are. Maybe there are biological differences among groups that have nothing to do with “skin color” that account for differences in cultures, civilizations, and everything else.
AFTER THE PROTESTS
Can hardly wait for the AP posting caring articles like -
Trump supporters most likely to know a COVID-19 victim.
Y’know and not some hate filled article like BLM rallies caused irresponsible spike in COVID-19 fatalities.
(Just replace BLM with Trump in 2 weeks)
Cant have the people start getting along, now.
according to surveys...by NORC at the University of Chicago for the Data Foundation.
(at bottom) The three COVID Impact surveys were conducted between April and June using a sample drawn from NORCs probability-based AmeriSpeak Panel, which is designed to be representative of the U.S. population.
and what are the covid lockdowns doing for black lives in Africa?
8 Jun: Foundation for Economic Education (FEE): COVID-19 Lockdowns in Africa Have Been Deadlier than the Disease
Lockdowns have resulted in horrific police brutality and further impoverished millions of the worlds poorest people.
by Alexander Hammond
In Uganda, police have shot lockdown breakers, five policemen were arrested in Rwanda on suspicion of beating up local men and raping their wives, and in Kenya, police shot dead a 13-year-old boy for playing on his balcony a few minutes after the beginning of the curfew.
Despite many Western media outlets showering the South African government with praise for its supposed ruthlessly efficient response to the coronavirus, videos have emerged of police firing rubber bullets on crowds, and the governments own police complaints agency is currently investigating an incidence of a man who was beaten to death with a hammer for leaving his home to buy some beer.
The number of accounts like these could fill a small book already.
Getting up-to-date information of police brutality in Africa can be difficult, but as of mid-April, the National Human Rights Commission reported that, in Nigeria, at least 18 people have allegedly been killed by police violence during the enforcement of the lockdown. At the time of their report, only 11 Nigerians had died from COVID-19. A similar story can be found in Kenya, when in the first ten days of its dawn-to-dusk curfew, at least six people died from police violence as many as the number killed by coronavirus.
Tragically, the deaths wont stop there. Right now, many people are too scared to venture out of their homes to buy life-saving medicines or to seek urgent medical care. In Kenya, after going into labor during the curfew, one pregnant woman recently died along with her unborn baby because the midwife was too afraid to come to her home, and neighbors were unwilling to risk driving her to the hospital. These fears werent unfounded the same week as the pregnant women died, a Kenyan motorcycle taxi driver was allegedly beaten to death by police after he broke curfew to take a laboring woman to the hospital.
Beyond the horrific brutality inflicted by law enforcement, even worse is the lockdowns economic effect on millions of the worlds poorest people suddenly unable to earn an income and afford the basic necessities needed to survive...
In the West, lockdowns are feasible, if economically destructive...
Over 70 percent of Africans work in the informal sector and make their living as traders, farmers, or self-employed artisans. The little money they do make is usually spent that same day, and not being able to work plunges millions of the worlds most vulnerable people into further poverty...
where are the FakeNewsMSM reports on that?
There is a type of fighting which is very defensive and debilitating called Chin Na, and some variations of it are used in street fights. For this there are about 50 rules...the first is, there are no rules...rules 2-50, refer back to rule 1. The Left and the soldiers, aka, MSM, play by these rules, we dont. This is why we don’t anticipate their media lies and are always on our heels yelling at the TV or computer. Somehow, even moreso, PDJT and us need to turn the tables and change the rules. I don’t know how, but it an be done. I have no doubt we are smarter, but for now, they are winning the information street fight, and we are just using karate and tae Kwon do, which are useless in this.
. So our healthcare system is founded on racism, and our communities have been essentially made sick by racism.
so instead of working to fixit.....................lets riot
It is culture not cloistering that matters.
where is Tommy Lee Jones to say “I don’t CARE” when you need him?
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