In Chicago, 70 Percent of COVID-19 Deaths Are Black
Chicago Public Radio (WBEZ) investigated the disproportionate fatality rate of Black residents of Chicago during the COVID-19 outbreak. Their story featured SPH's Dr. Linda Rae Murray, adjunct professor of health policy and administration, and Antonio Davis Jimenez, director of the Community Outreach Interventions Projects.
It’s disturbing and upsetting, but not surprising. This is just a reflection of the facts that we already know about these pandemics. People who are vulnerable will die quicker and won’t have as many resources.Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Administration|
People that we serve in the neighborhoods that we target, they can have multiple people living in a household. And so it’s really difficult to stay inside and do this thing. In fact, there’s an incentive to want to go outside.Director, Community Outreach Intervention Projects|