The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in significantly higher death rates among Black and Latino people than Caucasians according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The NC Serious Illness Coalition follows trending information and highlights articles such as this, published June 16 by the Brookings Institution*: “Race gaps in COVID_19 deaths are even bigger than they appear”.
COVID-19 death rates by age and race
These data inform the Coalition’s work by drawing attention to vulnerable people who live with serious illness in North Carolina. Functioning as a statewide federation of 120+ members and 70+ health and advocacy organizations, we hold up our NCIOM Task Force principles that underscore a commitment to removing barriers to equitable care anywhere. We are compelled to address and work to eliminate the health disparities that impact any group of people. As stated in our founding meeting, we are a group committed to action.
Huge race gaps in COVID-19 death rates, especially in middle age
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* The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.