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'Cancer Alley' Residents Face Higher Death Rates In Coronavirus Pandemic

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'Cancer Alley' Residents Face Higher Death Rates In Coronavirus Pandemic

'Cancer Alley' Residents Face Higher Death Rates In Coronavirus Pandemic

'Cancer Alley' is a stretch of communities along the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

Residents there have disproportionately high cancer rates.

Now, a new paper reveals they're also facing higher death rates from the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

According to Gizmodo Earther, black people make up only 33% of Louisiana’s population.

However, they make up 56% of the state’s COVID-19 deaths.

Data shows communities of color across the US are being hit by the pandemic at a higher rate than predominantly white communities.

Many essential workers on the frontline are non-white and can’t work from home.

This puts them at a disproportionate risk of exposure.

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