Lori Lightfoot, mayor of Chicago, said the coronavirus was "destroying" African American communities


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Washington - Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Sunday that the coronavirus is "destroying" black communities, in part because potential health conditions are disproportionately affecting people of color.

In facing the country, letterfoot said the high incidence of coronavirus deaths among African Americans is not unique to Chicago, but closely related to the number of deaths in major cities across the country.

"We think the right answer is because people of color, especially black people, suffer from underlying diseases, whether it's diabetes, heart disease, upper respiratory disease, or the kind of thing we've been talking about for a long time, the disastrous period that plagued Chicago, leading to a gap in life expectancy," says letterfoot. "The virus will retaliate against those underlying diseases."

Transcript: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on "facing the country"

In Chicago, 72 percent of people who die of coronavirus are black. African Americans make up 30% of the city's population.

"It's destroying our community," letterfoot said

In response to the coronavirus crisis plaguing the country, letterfoot said it was crucial to look at data, including demographic information, to better understand the deadly disease. In Chicago, she said, the city has deployed a rapid response team for racial equality, composed of health care providers, public health officials and other stakeholders.




美国国家过敏和传染病研究所所长安东尼·福西(Anthony Fauci)博士周日早些时候表示,取决于多种因素,经济可能会在5月之前恢复开放。为了使芝加哥开始恢复正常,任何重启都将首先取决于控制冠状病毒的爆发。


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