What HIV/AIDS Teaches Us About COVID-19

By Jallicia A. Jolly

A Black woman sitting on a bike with a face mask on
Photo by Thomas de LUZE on Unsplash

COVID-19 is a killer, in specifically inequitable ways. In New York City, the epicenter of the outbreak in the U.S, the virus continues to impact people of color in the poorest neighborhoods. While Latinos make up 29.1 percent of the city’s population, they represent 34 percent of COVID-19 deaths. Similarly, African Americans constitute only a 22 percent share…

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