Why are there such great disparities in COVID-19 deaths across race/ethnic groups in the U.S.? Here's a recent review from New York City: The racial/ethnic disparities in COVID-related mortality may be explained by increased risk of disease because of difficulty engaging in social distancing because of crowding and occupation, and increased disease severity because of…
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The rural epidemic is driven by outbreaks in counties with prisons, meat and poultry, and nursing homes. They're also disproportionately Hispanic, American Indian, and Black.
Marriage is taking an ever-more prominent place in the social status hierarchy, and now we can add growing mortality inequality, at least among Whites, to that pattern.
It looks to me like age composition change accounts for about half of the rise in mortality they report. They really should have adjusted for age.
For Black women, the health risks increase linearly with age at birth. Why wait?
What if we just gave children presents because we love them?
So what is the difference between two populations, one of which has a greater variance in age at death than the other?
Fascination with using data to tell stories runs up against the need to tell stories in the length of a tweet or in one chart, sometimes resulting in data-focused news that uninforms people rather than informing them.
Some people have a deep, abiding respect for the safety of their fellow citizens. And some people don't.
Societies with more babies have smaller female life expectancy advantages.