COVID: Racist people have higher death rates, says StatCan | Pro IQRA News

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A new Statistics Canada study has found that some racial populations in Canada have significantly higher death rates from COVID-19.

The analysis found that black people had the highest mortality rate, twice as high as non-racial people.

South Asians and Chinese also have higher mortality rates than people of no race.

The study also found that a person’s socioeconomic situation played a role in COVID-19 deaths.

People with low incomes, overcrowded housing and apartments have a higher chance of dying from COVID-19.

The study estimates Canada’s COVID-19 death rate in 2020 and compares it with newly released census data from 2016.

This Canadian Press report was first published on August 30, 2022.


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