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Background: Although racial/ethnic disparities in U.S. COVID-19 death rates are striking, focusing on COVID-19 deaths alone may underestimate the true effect of the pandemic

  • #NIH-funded research found that in 2020, Black, AI/AN, & Latino people had more than double the number of excess deaths (compared to expected deaths based on 2019 data) than White & Asian populations. 74% of the excess deaths were attributed to #COVID19. https://t.co/bnOoh7mU9E - view on twitter