COVID-19 hospitalizations are hitting record highs. Black Ohioans are carrying the heavy load

BY: - October 22, 2020

Though Black Ohioans comprise 14% of the state’s population, they make up 27% of the COVID-19 hospitalization load, state data shows. The community is similarly, though less drastically, overrepresented in Ohio’s coronavirus case load (18%) and death count (17%). Shawnita Sealy-Jefferson, a social epidemiologist at Ohio State University, is hardly surprised. “The root cause of […]