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Air Pollution Was Crippling Black Communities on the Gulf Coast, Then Came Covid-19

Air Pollution Was Crippling Black Communities on the Gulf Coast, Then Came Covid-19

Nov 6, 2020

Over 48,000 people have died of the novel coronavirus in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas — the five states that make up the Gulf Coast. That’s 20% of the over 234,000 people who’ve died across the country. In all of those states, Black people have had either the highest or second-highest coronavirus death rate in these states, according to APM Research Lab.

 

 

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