Social Vulnerability and Racial Inequality in COVID-19 Deaths in Chicago

  title={Social Vulnerability and Racial Inequality in COVID-19 Deaths in Chicago},
  author={Sage J. Kim and Wendy B Bostwick},
  journal={Health Education \& Behavior},
Although the current COVID-19 crisis is felt globally, at the local level, COVID-19 has disproportionately affected poor, highly segregated African American communities in Chicago. To understand the emerging pattern of racial inequality in the effects of COVID-19, we examined the relative burden of social vulnerability and health risk factors. We found significant spatial clusters of social vulnerability and risk factors, both of which are significantly associated with the increased COVID-19… 

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