Keith Gambrell feels minorities are getting blamed for dying from coronavirus.
“They say, ‘Oh, it’s because of the way you guys eat. It’s the way you guys are living,” he said. “I guess it’s a blame game for everything that the minorities do. Like, how do you blame someone for dying at home?”
Gambrell, 33, lost his father to Covid-19 and says he had to fight to get treatment for his mother. He is himself still suffering from the effects of the virus that also struck his brothers.
This family is just one example of how hard coronavirus has hit minorities in the United States, and Black people in particular.
Blacks are dying at a rate 2.4 times higher than Whites, according to the Covid Tracking Project. Native Americans and Latinos are also dying at about 1.5 times the rate of that of Whites and Asian Americans, the data shows.
In Michigan, nearly 40% of all deaths in the state were Blacks — including Gambrell’s father, Gary Fowler — even though they make up only 22% of the cases, the Covid Tracking Project data shows.
Source : CNN