CDC Revises COVID-19 Death Data, Shows Higher Toll on Blacks and Hispanics
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- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has quietly revised its data to reveal the disproportionate COVID-19 death rates among people of color
- After adjusting its findings for age, the CDC now says Hispanic and Black Americans were almost three times more likely to die of COVID-19 than White Americans
- The updated report also shows that American Indians or Alaska Natives died at a rate of 2.6 times more than White Americans
- The CDC in its earlier report had said Hispanic and Black Americans were dying at a rate of about 1 - 2 times higher than Whites
- The revision came after Sen. Elizabeth Warren called out the CDC for not reporting true estmates of COVID-19 death toll among different racial groups in the country