COVID-19

Coronavirus Is Hitting Black Business Owners Hardest

The coronavirus pandemic will shutter many small businesses. And early evidence shows it is disproportionately hurting black-owned small businesses. More than 40 percent of black business owners reported they weren’t working in April, when businesses were feeling the worst of the pandemic’s economic consequences. Only 17 percent of white small business owners said the same, …

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African Americans Disproportionately Affected by COVID-19

How healthcare professionals can help black patients protect themselves Early in the COVID-19 crisis, patients in my clinics frequently joked that African Americans and other minorities were immune to the coronavirus. Initial reports of those infected with SARS-CoV-2 didn’t reveal patient demographics, leading some to mistake no news for good news. Once race and ethnicity …

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