March 25th, 2020

// Corona Crow: The virus is a racist

Corona Crow: The virus is a racist

MARCH 25, 2020

Greg Palast

You hear from every pol and pundit: The coronavirus does not distinguish between Black and White, rich and poor, Republican or Democrat.

That’s just bullshit.

This virus is one highly partisan little bug.

And a racist. Call it “Corona Crow.”

The virus attacks “the vulnerable.” And in our society, “vulnerable” does not refer to billionaire reality show hosts. Check out this Center for Disease Control chart based on studies using the Public Health Disparities Geocoding Project. Influenza hospitalization rates for impoverished African-Americans are three times the rate compared to non-poor whites.


Above: Age-adjusted incidence of influenza-related hospitalizations per 100,000 person-years by racial/ethnic group and census tract poverty level.
FluSurv-NET, 14 states, 2010–2012

And the bug really, really likes Donald Trump. We have no choice: We’re all going to have to vote by mail if this malaise continues unabated.  Or die.

But going postal will all but guarantee Trump’s re-election.


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