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Black People In Kansas And Missouri Are More Likely To Die From COVID-19 Than White People

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APM Research Lab
While COVID-19 death rates among the black population in Kansas and Missouri are lower than national rates, they are higher than those for other racial and ethnic groups.

APM Research Lab looked at racial disparities among COVID-19 deaths and found the disparities in Kansas and Missouri to be some of the worst in the country.

The health inequities that contribute to disparities in COVID-19 outcomes have been here a lot longer than the new coronavirus. Researcher Andi Egbert says, "if we had equity in Kansas and Missouri, 260 black lives wouldn't be lost today from the virus."

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Mackenzie Martin is a producer for Up To Date, Real Humans By Gina Kaufmann, and other podcasts at KCUR Studios. Reach out to her at or on Twitter @_macmartin.