While it is true that few children become seriously ill due to COVID-19, new data reveal that children of color are more likely to die or experience a severe COVID-related illness than Non-Hispanic white children. According to the CDC’s database, Black and Latinx children account for around 65 percent of all children who have died of COVID-19. Similarly, a Yale study published in the Journal of Pediatrics found that most hospitalized COVID-19 patients under 17 years old were either Black (23 percent) or Hispanic (51 percent). #covid-19 #racialequity
Data show children of color are also disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 illness and death
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