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Wed Sep 22, 2021, 07:45 AM

 

Death rates for children in certain ethnic minorities are over 3 times that of white children [View all]

https://www.tampabay.com/news/health/2021/09/22/children-face-racial-disparities-as-covid-19-infections-rise/


Children face racial disparities as COVID-19 infections rise


Children of color are more likely than white children to be infected, hospitalized and die from the coronavirus, according to the Kaiser analysis. They may also be less likely to be vaccinated, leaving them particularly vulnerable.


For American Indian/Alaska Native children, the death rates were over 3 times that of white children and, for Black children, the death rates were over 2.5 times higher than their white counterparts.


“These data are not at all unsurprising,” said Jason Salemi, an epidemiologist with the University of South Florida, in an email to the Times. “I hope we are not still so desensitized to certain subgroups in our population bearing the disproportionate brunt of many adverse health outcomes that it isn’t an urgent call to action.”



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