Mount Sinai Scientists Study Reveal that Pandemic Hits Blacks, Latinos Far Worse in NYC

Mount Sinai Scientists Study Reveal that Pandemic Hits Blacks, Latinos Far Worse in NYC

Not surprisingly, the poor side of town was far more devastated by this pandemic than the well-to-do. In New York, that means that those areas across the Boroughs with greater poverty experienced more infections and death from the virus, evidencing what many in the barrios and ghettos across America already know: that the purported health system in many cases isn’t really that available in the first place. Or put another way, it's a system that allows those with privilege, that is money, education, and networks to benefit over all else. During the pandemic, illness and death were one way to showcase this unfortunate reality. But the economic damage to the working poor was catastrophic and the impact of this crisis event and the associated authoritarian leaning responses are just now starting to be understood. As far as proof that the poor and minority communities of New York were more severely impacted comes a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded study conducted by Mount Sinai scientists who created a neighborhood-level COVID-19 inequity index. Not surprisingly, they found that those New York City neighborhoods with higher socioeconomic disadvantage experienced greater infec...

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