The Hill

It’s time to make access to quality kidney care accessible and equitable for all

October 21, 2021

When COVID-19 first began sweeping through our country last year, it quickly became apparent that minority groups were affected at frighteningly disproportionate rates. According to the CDC, Black Americans more frequently test positive for the coronavirus, have been more likely to be hospitalized with severe illness than White Americans, and die at greater rates. In fact, literature on the pandemic has shown that 34 percent of COVID-19 deaths were among non-Hispanic Black people, even though this group makes up approximately 12 percent of the total U.S. population.

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