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The death rate spiked right after the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Estimates show that more than 300,000 people died of COVID-19 in 2020.
COVID-19 has overwhelmed morgues, funeral homes and religious leaders, required ingenuity and even changed the rituals of honoring the dead.
Neck restraints used by police can result in stroke, seizure and death.
At least 2,900 health workers have died since the pandemic began. Many were minorities with the highest levels of patient contact.
About 70% of employees who contracted the coronavirus in these work settings were Hispanic.
Black patients are more likely to require hospitalization, while Asian patients are at greater risk of dying in the hospital.
Tackling social issues, such as unequal access to health, may help reduce mortality among those in underserved communities.
The loss can deeply affect children’s psychological development, regardless of socioeconomic status or adversities they’ve experienced.
He privately battled the disease for four years while still acting in several films, including the Marvel box office hit.
When same-race doctors cared for Black infants, the children’s mortality rate was halved.
His indomitable spirit remained intact even during his fight with the disease.
Despite interventions, the risk of death for this population almost doubled after one year.
Black and Hispanic children are more likely to live in poverty and have limited access to primary care, which threatens their survival.
Hate-based violence and systemic racism adversely affect Black people’s health both physically and psychologically, doctors advise.
Oklahoma’s governor signed the bill despite objections from LGBT advocates.
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