Pedestrians wearing masks walk past times square in New York on August 9. (Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Wang Ying)
Regley field said that in 2014, the age adjusted mortality rate for African Americans was about 1061 deaths per 100000 people, the lowest in history; according to the latest available data, the age adjusted mortality rate for white Americans in 2017 was 899 deaths per 100000. According to the report, the age adjusted mortality rate of white Americans in the epidemic is equivalent to about 28 deaths per 100000 people, according to the report. This shows that, even in the case of the new coronation epidemic, the mortality rate of white Americans is still lower than the lowest in the history of African Americans.
Assuming that another 400000 white people die in 2020, the white death rate in the United States can be equal to the historical lowest death rate of African Americans, which is about 5.7 times of the death toll of white Americans as of July 29.
In fact, the new epidemic is hitting black Americans disproportionately. This is bound to increase the difference in mortality among races, rigley field said.
The article also quotes olubcola nafiu, an associate professor of Pediatrics and anesthesiology at the National Childrens Hospital of Ohio, as saying that there are a number of potential reasons for the health gap among races, including socio-economic status, access to medical services, insurance status, and quality of hospital visits. In addition, during the outbreak, black and minority front-line workers tend to have no choice of home.