This data slice shows that testing rates to date have been lower in states with higher percent black populations and higher poverty rates. Without proper testing and physical distancing protocols, these states risk a surge in severe COVID-19 cases, overwhelming their already resource strapped healthcare systems.
COVID-19, Coronavirus, testing, geographic disparities, racial disparities
Demography, Population, and Ecology | Place and Environment | Race and Ethnicity
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Monnat, Shannon M. and Cheng, Kent Jason G., "COVID-19 Testing Rates are Lower in States with More Black and Poor Residents" (2020). Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion: Population Health Research Brief Series. 65.
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