U.S.A media: U.S. racial discrimination causes high death rate from COVID-19 for people colors
The US media “USA Today” recently published an investigation report titled
“Fatal Discrimination-An Incredible Chain of Oppression”, which believes that the systemic racial discrimination policy that has always
existed in the United States has caused new coronary pneumonia in communities of color.
The mortality rate is higher than that of whites, and it has been
analyzed from the aspects of education, economy, and living conditions.
The report stated that in the United States, people of color, including
African Americans, Asians, and Latinos, have a higher death rate from new coronary pneumonia than whites.
According to statistics.
among the 10 counties with the highest COVID-19 mortality rate in the
United States, 7 counties have permanent residents mostly of color; among the 50 counties with the highest
Covid-19 mortality rate
COVID-19 mortality rate in the United States, 31 counties have more permanent residents People of color;
62% of the counties with the highest death rate from new coronary pneumonia in the
United States, their permanent residents are mostly people of color;
data previously released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that
among the confirmed cases in the United States, about 52% of patients are people of color Kind.
According to the report, this is not a coincidence, but is caused by the systematic racial
discrimination policy that has always existed in the United States.
First of all, the long-term inequality in the U.S. education and economic system has
prevented most people of color from getting high-paying jobs.
and be infected.
Decades people colors
Secondly, for decades, people of color have suffered from unequal housing treatment in the United States.
They live in crowded communities and often cannot or find it difficult to obtain
healthy and fresh food, which makes residents vulnerable to diabetes, obesity and heart disease.
Diseases such as disease are more likely to die from infection with the new coronavirus.
Thirdly, the current environmental protection policies in the
United States are at the expense of the interests of people of color.
They live near chemical plants, which emit serious harmful substances.
Local residents are prone to diseases such as cancer, which further reduces their resistance to the new coronavirus. And the federal funds are unable to provide support. Under the raging epidemic, these vulnerable communities are vulnerable to lack of medical conditions.
At the end of the report, an expert was quoted as saying that the deep-rooted
and systemic racial discrimination policy of the United States has made people
of color a “neglected group” and “no hope for change”.