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Researchers at Amfar (Foundation for Aids Research) and Emory University led a study that included several other institutions to track disproportionately black counties, i.e., where black people constituted more than 13% of the population, in four southern states. Among their findings is that underlying health conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes, are not the primary case of disparities. “Rather, other social determinants, including employment, access to health insurance and medical care, and poor air and water quality, were more predictive of infection and death from COVID-19.” For more information about the study and its findings, read the report from the Washington Post by clicking here. Featured image shared from Blac Detroit.

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