Personal Loss due to COVID-19 higher in Blacks and Latinos
Racial and ethnic disparities among U.S. adults during the pandemic extend to personal loss, with Blacks and Latinos reporting knowing someone who was infected or died from COVID at a higher rate than other groups.
Bar chart of racial and ethnic differences in personal loss due to COVID-19, with Blacks and Latinos nearly twice as likely as whites and nearly three times as likely as Asians to report a friend or family member dying due to COVID-19.
Data for the U.S. Pandemic Misery Index comes from the Understanding Coronavirus in America Study, which surveyed 6,000 U.S. adults throughout the pandemic.
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Source:Thomas et al.Get the data