Amanpour and Company

Why Are Black Americans Hit Harder by COVID-19?

Clip: 04/09/2020 | 16m 46s | Video has closed captioning.

Coronavirus has hit Louisiana hard, with new data revealing that it has affected African Americans particularly badly: The state’s black community accounts for 70% of the deaths, even though they make up only 33% of the population. The Mayor of New Orleans, LaToya Cantrell, says this disparity is reflected nationwide because of systemic problems with poverty traps and lack of resources.

Aired: 04/09/20

Rating: NR

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