We all know how this virus is hitting the US…..but in some circles people are getting hit really hard…..what circles and who are these people?
Lots of reporting about the virus and its effects….but I want to know who his hit the hardest from the lackluster response from the governments…….the elderly seem to be hard hit…..and those with per-existing conditions like asthma and diabetes….but they are not the only ones hit and hit hard……
One group that I have read about are people of color are being hit hard……..
In the United States, the coronavirus is disproportionately infecting and killing black people.
There’s nothing known to be inherent to COVID-19 that makes it hit particular groups of people harder — rather, we’re likely seeing a disturbing manifestation of the racial inequalities that already plague the American healthcare system, The New York Times reports.
Many of the ways that American cities remain segregated have made certain neighborhoods particularly susceptible to the pandemic, due to crowding, food deserts, and poorly-funded infrastructure and civil services, Drexel University epidemiologist Sharrelle Barber told the NYT.
After I read that report I came upon another report this one from the UN……it seems women are being disproportionally targeted by this virus…
The coronavirus pandemic is disproportionately affecting women and girls globally, the United Nations said in a policy brief released Thursday.
While the pandemic reaches everyone, “it affects different groups of people differently, deepening existing inequalities. Early data indicates that the mortality rates from COVID-19 may be higher for men. But the pandemic is having devastating social and economic consequences for women and girls,” said U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, in a video released along with the brief.
The economic toll will hurt women globally as they tend to earn less, hold less secure jobs and are more likely to be employed in the informal sector. Issues surrounding women’s healthcare, unpaid domestic labor and gender-based violence are also currently exacerbated, it said.
As well as working to contain the outbreak, Guterres urged governments to also focus on the gender divide: “That starts with women as leaders, with equal representation and decision-making power. Measures to protect and stimulate the economy — from cash transfers to credits and loans — must be targeted at women,” he said.
( United Nations Press Release)
Okay now we know women and people of color are hit the hardest…or are they?
This disease has caused so much confusion and disinformation…..who do we believe?
We all….people of color and women included should do the following……
Stay Calm…..Avoid Crowds….Wash hands Often….Stay Prepared
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