Saturday, May 09, 2020

Minorities & Low-Wage Workers Face A Higher Risk

The charts above are from the Kaiser Family Foundation. They show that minorities and low-wage workers are at a higher risk of serious illness (and perhaps death) if infected with the Coronavirus. While the virus is no respecter of persons and can infect anyone (since no one has an immunity to it), it can more seriously affect some groups -- groups that already have conditions due to a lack of insurance and jobs that give them more exposure. We have a very unequal society, and the pandemic is exposing that inequality.

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