Black Women Hit Hardest By Pandemic Increases In Homicide And Maternal Mortality
New data shows that the indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have disproportionately impacted Black women.
July 01, 2022 at 2:30 pm
It’s been well established that the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated racial disparities in America. While Black men have remained at one of the highest risks of death of any group in the country, Black women have also been hit particularly hard, dying from COVID at a rate of three times that of white women. In addition to the direct impact of COVID, newly analyzed data shows that Black women’s lives have also been endangered by the indirect effects of the pandemic.