D.C.’s Mayor Mourned Covid’s Unequal Toll. Her Sister Is the Latest Victim. | New York Times

February 25, 2021
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On February 25, 2021, D.C. Policy Center Executive Director Dr. Yesim Sayin Taylor was quoted by the New York Times:

Even if the disease strikes the overall population somewhat evenly, the risks of death are far less uniform, said Yesim Sayin Taylor, the executive director of the D.C. Policy Center, a research organization. The white population in Washington, a transient city for many, is relatively young and well-off, she said. Black residents, many of whom were born and raised in the city, tend to be older and working class.

“We have a large share of the Black population that may be equally likely to get the disease but more likely to die because of comorbidities,” Ms. Taylor said, attributing much of this risk discrepancy to historical inequities that the pandemic has brutally exposed.

Read more: D.C.’s Mayor Mourned Covid’s Unequal Toll. Her Sister Is the Latest Victim. | New York Times

Related: Reopening and recovery will look different across the District of Columbia | D.C. Policy Center

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