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The intersection of Black women, COVID, and death rates

Black Americans have died of COVID-19 at much higher rates than white Americans. It is well understood that the driver of these racial disparities is racism and social inequality, not genetics.

In contrast, many researchers have assumed that sex disparities in COVID-19 mortality are largely due to differences in biology. Our research challenges this narrative about COVID-19 sex differences. COVID-19 offers an example of how a focus on male-female sex differences, without looking at intersecting variables, can obscure important determinants of individual risk…

Rushovich, T., & Richardson, S. S. (2021, April 5). The intersection of Black women, COVID, and death rates. The Boston Globe.

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