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When the coronavirus first began spreading in Philadelphia, it primarily was detected among white people, the limited data available to the city indicate. But over time, the demographics shifted, and new cases are predominantly among African Americans, raising fears that existing inequalities in the city will be exacerbated by the public health crisis.
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Everyone needs to take our recommendations seriously to avoid getting the infection or passing on the infection. Up The Inquirer Coronavirus Newsletter Fewer people in poor neighborhoods have jobs that enable them to work from home.
Also, multigenerational families living together in more crowded homes and apartments could be ripe for spreading the virus. Further, fewer people have the savings to stock up on food and supplies, requiring more trips out of the house. For instance, the legacy of environmental racism, in which disadvantaged communities are likely to be nearer to sources of pollution, can lead to higher rates Sexy orlando housewives chronic diseases like asthma.
Diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease — which new coronavirus research indicates make people more susceptible to developing serious infections — are more common among African Americans. The outbreak in Philadelphia is still in its early stages, but the pattern of racial minorities being disproportionately affected is playing out in other cities where the virus has spread. In Detroit, the mortality rate among black people appears disproportionately high.
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And in Adult seeking hot sex Monteview York, the neighborhoods where the virus is threatening to overwhelm the health-care system are predominantly minority communities. Those proportions largely mirror the demographics of the city, indicating the initial overrepresentation of white people among those who tested positive has been erased by higher rates of racial minorities.
Ask our reporters. Hospitals, clinics, and private labs Sexy seeking sex tonight Kansas City coronavirus test to the city health department, but most of the private labs do not include data on race; the city cautioned against drawing detailed conclusions with the available information. Council President Darrell L.