In Louisiana, 70% of people who died from the novel coronavirus were black, despite being just 30% of the population. In LA County, 17% of people who died were black. We look at race and mortality rates when it comes to COVID-19. Also, due to stereotypes, some black men fear that they might be mistaken for a criminal if they wear a mask in public to slow the spread of the virus.
Race, mortality rates and COVID-19
From this Episode:
Black Americans seem to be dying at disproportionately high rates from COVID-19
African Americans are dying of COVID-19 at much higher rates than white people. Surgeon General Jerome Adams told CBS on Tuesday, “When you look at being black in...
11 min, 7 sec
Possibility of racial profiling steers some black men away from masks during COVID-19 crisis
“You decrease your risk of contracting COVID-19 and spreading it to others by wearing masks that increase your risk of being mistaken for a dangerous criminal, and possibly...
7 min, 28 sec
Why men are dying at higher rates than women from COVID-19
Preliminary data from the CDC show that men in the U.S. are more likely to be hospitalized and more likely to die from COVID-19 than women. China and Italy saw the...
7 min, 34 sec
Federal government is seizing gear from hospitals with no explanation
President Trump has spent the last few weeks blaming governors and other local officials for the shortfalls in medical supplies they’ve been experiencing. “Governors...
7 min, 59 sec
How to make matzo balls and chicken broth for Passover Seder
KCRW's Evan Kleiman shares her recipe for matzo balls, a traditional food for this Jewish holiday. She also recommends a recipe for chicken broth.
8 min, 15 sec