How the U.S. Messed Up Covid-19 So Badly

Harvard social epidemiologist Nancy Krieger breaks down excess deaths and workplace safety findings

Customers wear face masks to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 as they line up to enter a Costco store on April 16, 2020 in Wheaton, Maryland. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

“If you look at the excess death numbers by race/ethnicity, the percent increase has been 54% for Hispanics, 37% for Asian Americans, 33% for Black Americans, 29% for American Indians, and only 12% for white Americans.”

“The virus couldn’t care less about the fact that we have state boundaries, different jurisdictions, and various levels of government.”

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