CoViD-19 Can Discriminate

CoViD-19 can be discriminatory against race and economic status.


“President Cyril Ramaphosa sees off Coronavirus COVID-19 quarantined citizens from The Ranch Resort” by GovernmentZA is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

By: Valerie Lai, Journalist

Have you ever thought about a disease being discriminatory?

CoViD-19 hits African Americans and Latinos disproportionately, compared to other races. Studies found that African Americans make up almost 40% of CoViD-19 related deaths, whilst only accounting for 15% of the population in the US.

However, CoViD-19 can also discriminate against the poor. Because less-wealthy families can’t afford to get state-of-the-art healthcare, often they get the sickest from CoViD-19.

CoViD-19 has hit underprivileged communities, African Americans, and Latinos hard, exaggerating the effect of the gap between rich and poor, as well as racial inequality. We have to do what we can to help those in need.