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.



赖特说:“我们将全力以赴,确保进入高死亡率和高阳性率的社区,而且我们正在将人们带入医疗保健系统,并建立以前不存在的联系。”



她说,纽约市还在努力解决有关冠状病毒的错误信息,以确保居民对情况有更好的了解。



冠状病毒大流行有效遏制了美国经济,因为州长命令居民留在家里,联邦政府敦促美国人在可能的情况下放弃在办公室工作,但特朗普总统表示希望尽快恢复经济。



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。



她说:“我们只能通过确保所有医疗保健控制措施都到位来开放经济,这意味着要进行大量测试,跟踪联系,而且我们不仅要看到曲线变平,还要弯腰。”
 

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