Why coronavirus is killing African-Americans at disproportionately high rates

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SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – Everyone is affected by the coronavirus, whether it be physically, emotionally, or financially.

But in many cases, African-Americans are suffering the most.

Experts say data on race is too limited to draw sweeping conclusions, but in some places the virus is infecting and killing African-Americans at disproportionately high rates.

Mental health expert Dr. Ruth White, a professor at USC, shares her thoughts on what the root of the problem may be.

Check it out in the video above.

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