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T he narrative that health officials have provided to the public is based on the notion that the coronavirus does not discriminate against its victims, infecting their respiratory systems at large with a reckless abandon that only seems to be getting more random. But in Milwaukee County, home to the eponymous city that is also the most segregated in the United States, the first eight people to die of Afro american wants big legged Milwaukee from COVID have been African American, further shattering the misguided misconception that Black people cannot contract the coronavirus.
In fact, as of Friday afternoon, the first eight people just so happened to be the only people in the entire Milwaukee County to have died from the coronavirus. While that death toll was comparatively low to those in and closer to major affected areas like New York City and The Bay Area, it was still at least three more than the coronavirus death toll in all of Wisconsin.
The reason for the racial disparity in coronavirus deaths in Wisconsin and especially Milwaukee also was not clear. But there were suspicions that not just the aforementioned segregation but also a lack of ready access to resources necessary during a global pandemic the likes of which no one alive has ever experienced. In Wisconsin, home to 5. A group of Black leaders in Milwaukee has launched a campaign centered on African American communities that aims to increase awareness of the coronavirus, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Stamper II said in a statement Thursday. Testing has contributed to the racial disparity, according to the Journal Sentinel. The cluster of not just cases but deaths of Black people in Milwaukee might for some people come across as an anomaly compared to the rest of the country.
But seems to be a surge in positive testing and deaths following the contraction of the coronavirus among Black people in the U. The most recent high profile case was Houston rapper Scarface, who announced on Thursday he had tested positive. Massachusetts Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley announced on Thursday she had been tested after experiencing flu-like symptoms.
New Orleans radio personality Oliver Stokes Jr. All three of these were in their 40s, decades younger than the demographic initially thought to be most vulnerable to the coronavirus. But there are plenty of lesser heralded examples of Black folks dying of complications caused by the coronavirus, too, including a year-old high school principal in Brooklyn, New York, who died this week. All Rights Reserved.
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