First in Future: Dr. Deepak Kumar and Juvencio Rocha Peralta on disproportionate COVID rates
Summary: African Americans make up 22% of the state’s population, but have 24% of the COVID cases and 33% of the deaths. Ten percent of the state’s population are Latinx, but Latinx people have 46% of the COVID cases. What is going on and why, and what can we do about this?
Our First in Future guests on this episode to address this are Dr. Deepak Kumar, Director of Julius L. Chambers Biomedical/Biotechnology Research Institute of NCCU, and Juvencio Rocha Peralta, Executive Director of the Association of Mexicans in North Carolina (AMEXCAN).
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