The Majority Of Children Who Die From COVID-19 Are Children Of Color

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According to data reported to the CDC, 121 children died from COVID-19 between February and July of this year. And 78% of the children who died were Hispanic, Black or Native American.

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A child washes her hands at a daycare center in Connecticut last month. A detailed look at COVID-19 deaths in U.S. kids and young adults by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the great majority are children of color.
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A child washes her hands at a daycare center in Connecticut last month. A detailed look at COVID-19 deaths in U.S. kids and young adults by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the great majority are children of color.
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a new report
from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Researchers analyzed the number of coronavirus cases and deaths among people under the age of 21 that were reported to the CDC between February 12 and July 31 of this year.

They found more than 390,000 cases and 121 deaths.
They also found a staggering racial disparity. 78% of the children who died were children of color: 45% were Hispanic, 29% were Black and 4% were non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native.
“It’s heart breaking,” says
Dr. Preeti Malani,
an infectious disease specialist at the University of Michigan.
“The 121 deaths are a tiny fraction of the more than 190,000 deaths that have been reported in the United States,” says Malani.”But for a long time, it was believed that children didn’t die from this.”
The disproportionate number of deaths among children of color reflects the disparities among adults of color compared to white adults. Research has found that the death toll from COVID-19 is

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