Tracking COVID-19’s Effects by Race and Ethnicity

Posted by Urban Institute on June 28, 2022

Today, more than 200 million Americans have received COVID-19 vaccinations, precautionary measures have been lifted, and the economy is being boosted by a return to normalcy. However, this recovery is not being felt equally. Black and Latinx communities are still feeling the weight of the pandemic and its effects. The Urban Institute has released a new examination of data collected between August 19 and October 26, 2020. In one example, when looking at the share of adults in households where there was often or sometimes not enough food in the past week, results showed Black and Latinx households responded they did not have enough food at much higher rates when compared to their white counterparts. Researchers also looked at income, housing, health insurance, and more.

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