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Recent data published by the CDC indicates that racial and ethnic minorities in the U.S.A. have disproportionately higher COVID-19 hospitalization rates and death rates. It is believed this is due to higher rates of underlying conditions like diabetes and heart disease, as well as living conditions resulting from lower income.

I wanted to see to what extent the higher COVID-19 cases and deaths existed among communities where racial and ethnic minorities are in the majority, and what relationship there was between COVID-19 and socioeconomic status. I used county-level data ( …

Dawud Ujamaa

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