Data shows Vt. minorities four times more likely to get COVID-19
BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - New data from the Vermont Health Department shows minority Vermonters are four times more likely to be infected with COVID-19.
We’re told every week, Black, Indigenous, and people of color make up at least 7% of the new cases, but only 6% of Vermonters are BIPOC.
Here’s what else the research shows:
- BIPOC cases are more likely to report working in the manufacturing industry, compared to white non-Hispanic cases.
- They tend to be younger than white non-Hispanic people with COVID-19.
- They have a higher hospitalization rate than white non-Hispanic people with COVID-19.
- Health experts say they are a number of factors at play including racism and socioeconomic disadvantage
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