Making meaning of the COVID-19 race and ethnicity data: A conversation with our health officer and our equity officer 

Crossposted from Public Health Insider 

A recent analysis of updated data by Public Health shows that in King County, COVID-19 is disproportionally impacting communities of color. 

Our recent blog post dives into the data. We found rates of COVID-19 hospitalizations and cases that are significantly higher for Hispanic/Latinx, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders and Blacks and higher for American Indian/Alaskan Natives (though not statistically significant due to the low population numbers) as compared to Whites. 

To gain a better understanding of disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 by race, we sat down with Matías Valenzuela, Equity Director for Public – Seattle & King County and Director of COVID-19 Community Mitigation and Recovery, and Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County.

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