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Sat Sep 26, 2020, 09:47 AM

Michigan's racial disparity disappears in new virus cases


(Detroit News) The disproportionate number of African Americans among newly reported COVID-19 cases has largely disappeared in Michigan over recent weeks, data suggests.

Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson referenced the turnaround during a presentation Thursday to the Lansing Economic Club. Wilson, who sits on a gubernatorial task force created to examine racial disparities, appeared with the presidents of Michigan State University and the University of Michigan.

"One thing that is not being talked about enough is this huge racial disparity that we saw at the beginning has now been completely eliminated," Wilson said. The university told The Detroit News that state officials would not permit the release of the supporting data.

Graphics reviewed by The News, however, suggest the rate of new cases reported among the African American population nearly converged with the rate seen in other races at well under 100 per million in early August and has remained similar ever since. At its peak, African American cases were more than three times those in any other race. ..........(more)

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/09/24/racial-disparity-virus-victims-wiped-out-wayne-state-president/3515763001/




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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Sep 26, 2020, 09:58 AM

1. The economic disparity that caused more black people to be at risk...

..., forced to expose themselves to the virus or lose employment, is now being counterbalanced by the rank stupidity of white people willingly exposing themselves to the virus, and spreading it to other stupid white people who hang out with them at bars and restaurants and Trump rallies.

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Response to Silent3 (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 26, 2020, 09:59 AM

2. +1, same for Hispanics

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Response to Silent3 (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 26, 2020, 10:14 AM

4. Exactly right.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Sep 26, 2020, 10:08 AM

3. Big university spreader parties parity [sort of ]

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