How COVID-19 has disproportionately affected BIPOC

COVID-19 has disproportionately affected the Black, Latinx, and Indigenous populations. Below is a table provided by the CDC comparing “Risk for COVID-19 Infection, Hospitalization, and Death By Race/Ethnicity”

Cases for American Indian or Alaska Native, Non-Hispanic persons are 1.7 times higher than that of  White people . Hospitalizations for the American Indian or Alaska Native population is 3.7 times higher. The death rate is 2.4 times higher than that of the White population.

Cases for Hispanic or Latino persons are 1.3 times larger than that of  White people.Hospitalizations for the Hispanic or Latino population is 3.1 times higher. The death rate is 2.3 times higher than that of the White population.

Cases for Asian,Non-Hispanic persons are 0.7 times larger than that of  White,Non-Hispanic persons .Hospitalizations for Asian,Non-Hispanic population is 1.0 times higher. The death rate is 1.0 times higher than that of the White population.

Cases for Black or African American,Non-Hispanic persons are 1.1 times larger than that of  White persons .Hospitalizations for Black or African American,Non-Hispanic population is 2.9 times higher. The death rate is 1.9 times higher than that of the White population.

Race and Ethnicity can help us better understand health risks and outside factors that affect the spread of Covid-19 and treatment like socioeconomic status and accessibility to healthcare.