It has long been clear that black Americans throughout the epidemic have experienced high levels of corona virus infection, hospitalization, and death.
But those factors are now leading experts to warn of what the next crisis will be: the prolonged coward spread in the black community and a lack of access to treatment.
Long Govt has confused researchers, and many are working hard to find a treatment for people who experience it, but health experts warn that important data are not forthcoming: black Americans have not been included long enough in Govt tests, treatment plans and records. The authors of the new report released on Tuesday.
Dr. Marcella Nunes-Smith, one of the faculty members and former director of the Yale University Health Equity Office, said: “We expect there to be more barriers to access to resources and services for the long-term Govt. President Biden’s Health Equity Working Group.
“The epidemic is not over, it’s not over for anyone,” Dr. Nunes-Smith said. “But the truth is, it’s definitely not over in Black America.”
The so-called statement State of Black America and Govt-19, Outlines how exclusion of health care in black communities has led to a higher proportion of black people suffering from Govt disease than whites. As a result they may face serious illness or death.
The Black Alliance against GovtThe Yale School of Medicine and the Morehouse School of Medicine were the authors of the report, which also makes recommendations to policy leaders.
In the first three months of the epidemic, the authors write, the average weekly case rate per 100,000 black Americans was 42.7, compared to 15.8 for white Americans. The black hospital enrollment rate was 12.6 per 100,000, whites 4 per 100,000, and the mortality rate was high: 4.5 per 100,000 to 2.3 per 100,000.
“The severity, structure and social realities of Govt-19 among black Americans are a predictable consequence, not differences of genetic predisposition,” the report says.
The authors write that black Americans were over-represented in essential staff positions, which increased the risk of exposure to the virus. And they are more likely than white Americans to live in multi-generational homes or crowded places, incarcerated or living in densely populated areas.
Many black Americans infected with the corona virus have suffered from pre-existing conditions such as obesity, high blood pressure and chronic kidney disease, which are “the result of a different approach to high-quality care and health-enhancing resources,” the report said. .
The recognition of the first corona virus vaccine was seen as a light at the end of the tunnel by many, but new imbalances emerged, driven by both vaccine reluctance and lack of access to shots.
Despite the narrowing of the vaccine gap – 80 percent of black Americans are fully vaccinated compared to 83 percent of white Americans, the report says – the differences persist.
“We understand that there are still unfinished tasks to protect and protect our communities from the Govt-19 epidemic,” wrote Dr. Reid Duxon, co-founder of the Black Alliance Against Govt in April 2020.
When it comes to unfinished work, the long coveted mind comes first.
“Even getting a long Govt diagnosis is initially linked to a positive test,” said Dr. Nunes-Smith, who said that many black Americans “could not get a test and in some cases, the test was refused.”
He stressed the importance of investing enough resources to study Govt in the long run. “Like everything, without intention, we’re not going to get equity there,” he said.