NPR: In Chicago, COVID-19 Is Hitting The Black Community Hard
NPR's "All Things Considered" covered the disproportionate rate of deaths of Black residents during the Chicago's COVID-19 outbreak. The show included an interview with Dr. Linda Rae Murray, adjunct assistant professor of health policy and administration and the former chief medical officer with the Cook County Department of Public Health.
It makes me furious. It makes me angry. The pandemic hits different populations differently. For African-Americans, we have higher rates of diabetes, higher rates of blood pressure, coronary diseases and many other medical conditions that make people more vulnerable to having bad outcomes to this virus.Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Administration|