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The coronavirus is infecting and killing black Americans at an alarmingly high rate
As the novel coronavirus sweeps across the United States, it appears to be infecting and killing black Americans at a disproportionately high rate, according to a Washington Post analysis of early data from jurisdictions across the country.
author: Macleod Olevia | inserted: 19. 06. 2020, 03:07:34 | reply 
African Americans by percentage of population and share of coronavirus deaths
The emerging stark racial disparity led the surgeon general Tuesday to acknowledge in personal terms the increased risk for African Americans amid growing demands that public-health officials release more data on the race of those who are sick, hospitalized and dying of a contagion that has killed more than 12,000 people in the United States.
author: Macleod Olevia | inserted: 19. 06. 2020, 03:08:39 | reply 
What Do Coronavirus Racial Disparities Look Like State By State?
In April, New Orleans health officials realized their drive-through testing strategy for the coronavirus wasn't working. The reason? Census tract data revealed hot spots for the virus were located in predominantly low-income African-American neighborhoods where many residents lacked cars. In response, officials have changed their strategy, sending mobile testing vans to some of those areas, says Thomas LaVeist, dean of Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and co-chair of Louisiana's COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force.
author: Macleod Olevia | inserted: 18. 06. 2020, 03:12:24 | reply 
Data is the only way that we can see the virus
Until a few weeks ago, racial data for COVID-19 was sparse. It's still incomplete, but now 48 states plus Washington D.C., report at least some data; in total, race or ethnicity is known for around half of all cases and 90% of deaths. And though gaps remain, the pattern is clear: Communities of color are being hit disproportionately hard by COVID-19.
author: Macleod Olevia | inserted: 18. 06. 2020, 03:13:19 | reply 
As U.S. coronavirus deaths cross 100,000, black Americans bear disproportionate share of fatalities
Black Americans continue to make up a disproportionate share of Covid-19 fatalities as the number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic exceeds 100,000 in the United States, according to an analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
author: Macleod Olevia | inserted: 17. 06. 2020, 02:49:44 | reply 
Nearly 23% of reported Covid-19 deaths in the U.S. are African American as of May 20
Nearly 23% of reported Covid-19 deaths in the U.S. are African American as of May 20, even though black people make up roughly 13% of the U.S. population, according to racial demographic information on Covid-19 cases and deaths from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics.
author: Macleod Olevia | inserted: 17. 06. 2020, 02:51:12 | reply 
African Americans comprise more than 70% of COVID-19 deaths in Chicago, officials say
Arwady noted that the elderly continue to be at a higher risk to suffer from COVID-19. She added that fewer than 1 in 5 Chicagoans are over the age of 60 and 1 in 12 residents there, about 8%, are over the age of 70.
author: Macleod Olevia | inserted: 16. 06. 2020, 03:33:56 | reply 
Fifty-two percent of our cases have been in black Chicagoans, and, most strikingly, 72% of our deaths here in Chicago
"Seventy-one percent of Chicago's COVID-19 deaths have been in people over 60," Arwady said, adding that people with underlying conditions such as chronic lung disease, diabetes and hypertension continue to be most at-risk.
author: Macleod Olevia | inserted: 16. 06. 2020, 03:35:43 | reply 
Roots of Anger: Top 3 Reasons African-Americans have Lost Most in the Coronavirus Depression
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – Even before the nation-wide demonstrations that have racked the nation and led to arrests in 17 cities, over the wrongful death at the hands of a Minneapolis policeman of George Floyd, the situation of African-Americans in this country was cratering because of the pandemic and its associated economic Depression.
author: Macleod Olevia | inserted: 15. 06. 2020, 03:08:20 | reply 
Is COVID-19 Falling Harder on Black Prisoners? Officials Won’t Tell Us.
This month, The Marshall Project asked prison officials from all 50 states and the federal government for the races of people in prisons tested for, diagnosed with or killed by COVID-19. Forty-three prison agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Prisons, could not or would not provide this information. “We are simply not organizing data in that manner currently,” said a spokesperson in New Hampshire. One in Kansas wrote in an email, "We do not have plans to release any additional demographics other than their rough age (over the age of 50, 60, etc.) and gender.” Nine agencies did not respond at all to repeated requests.
author: Macleod Olevia | inserted: 12. 06. 2020, 02:51:44 | reply 
Tips for Incheon airport
I had quite a long stop at the Incheon airport when flying from Europe to Oceania and if you have more than 6 - 8 hours, they offer free sightseeing tours. Just find the boot at the airport and book it. Some of the tours go to some palaces, some to the Seoul and for the price it is great!
author: Mike | inserted: 12. 12. 2017, 23:15:42 | reply 
There is a bottlenecking happening
Consider Michigan, one of the only states that has tested every single prisoner for COVID-19. Black residents comprise just 14 percent of the state’s overall population, but roughly half of the state’s prisoners. (Michigan does not keep up-to-date statistics about race in its prison population, but in 2018 put this figure at 53 percent.) When COVID-19 swept several of the state’s prisons, it hit black prisoners even worse than black residents outside prison: By Thursday, 48 percent of prisoners who had died were black, compared with 40 percent of people who died in the state overall.
author: Macleod Olevia | inserted: 12. 06. 2020, 02:53:36 | reply 
The Black middle class is being hollowed out, with hundreds of thousands of businesses going under
The country has lost 450,000 Black businesses. They were disproportionately in sectors of the economy worst-hit by closures– hair and nail salons, taxis, restaurants, daycare centers. Moreover, WaPo’s Hannah Knowles writes, they don’t have deep pockets and were likely just scraping by to begin with. They also have more difficulty accessing government aid (much of which was scooped up by white chains). They are often too tiny, or don’t have employees, and so don’t meet the criteria set by Congress.
author: Macleod Olevia | inserted: 15. 06. 2020, 03:09:58

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South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (abbreviated ROK), is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. Officially, its territory consists of the whole Korean Peninsula and its adjacent islands, which are largely mountainous. South Koreans lead a distinctive urban lifestyle, as half of them live in high-rises concentrated in the Seoul Capital Area with 25 million residents. The capital Seoul is the world's sixth leading global city with the fifth largest economy and is the seventh most sustainable city in the world. The earliest neolithic Korean pottery dates to 8000 BC, with three kingdoms flourishing in the 1st century BC. The name Korea is derived from one of them, Goguryeo, which was one of the great powers in East Asia during its time.
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An independent kingdom for much of its long history, Korea was occupied by Japan beginning in 1905 following the Russo-Japanese War. In 1910, Tokyo formally annexed the entire Peninsula. Korea regained its independence following Japan's surrender to the US in 1945. After World War II, a democratic-based government (Republic of Korea, ROK) was set up in the southern half of the Korean Peninsula while a communist-style government was installed in the north (Democratic People's Republic of Korea, DPRK). During the Korean War (1950-53), US troops and UN forces fought alongside ROK soldiers to defend South Korea from a DPRK invasion supported by China and the Soviet Union. A 1953 armistice split the Peninsula along a demilitarized zone at about the 38th parallel. PARK Chung-hee took over leadership of the country in a 1961 coup. During his regime South Korea achieved rapid economic growth, with per capita income rising to roughly 17 times the level of North Korea.
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