Data linking race and health predicts new COVID-19 hotspots

Data linking race and health predicts new COVID-19 hotspots


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The Conversation
Publication/Creation Date
May 20 2020
Creators/Contributors
Kate Choi (creator)
Anna Zajacova (creator)
Michael Haan (creator)
Patrick Denice (creator)
Western University (creator)
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The COVID-19 pandemic is not the “great equalizer.” Black and immigrant communities in Canada are disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

Our findings showed COVID-19 infection rates are significantly higher in health regions with a higher percentage of Black residents. A one percentage point increase in the share of Black residents in a health region is associated with the doubling of coronavirus infection rates. We also found that a one percentage point increase in the share of foreign-born residents is associated with a three-per-cent rise in COVID-19 infection rates.

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Source
https://theconversation.com/data-linking-race-and-health-predicts-new-covid-19-hotspots-138579

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COVID-19 Tech (2020)
Date archived
May 27 2020
Last edited
October 16 2020
How to cite this entry
Kate Choi, Anna Zajacova, Michael Haan, Patrick Denice, Western University. (May 20 2020). "Data linking race and health predicts new COVID-19 hotspots". The Conversation. Academic Journalism Society. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/4572