COVID-19 mortality risk is not distributed equally across the U.S. Among rural counties, the average daily increase in COVID-19 mortality rates has been significantly higher in counties with the largest percentages of Black and Hispanic residents.
rural mortality, rural health, racial disparities, mortality rates, COVID-19, Coronavirus, race
Demography, Population, and Ecology | Place and Environment | Race and Ethnicity | Rural Sociology
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