Early Data Shows African Americans Have Contracted and Died of Coronavirus at an Alarming Rate

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Fred Royal, Milwaukee NAACP head
Fred Royal, the Milwaukee head of the NAACP, walks empty streets near his home in a largely black neighborhood hit hard by the coronavirus. He knows three people who have died. (Darren Hauck for ProPublica)

No, the coronavirus is not an “equalizer.” Black people are being infected and dying at higher rates. Here’s what Milwaukee is doing about it — and why governments need to start releasing data on the race of COVID-19 patients.

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