According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), people of color get sick and die of COVID-19 at rates higher than whites. Please continue to follow the guidelines for wearing masks, social distancing and handwashing in order to stop the spread. To learn more about the effect COVID-19 is having on Black and Hispanic communities as well as how the approved vaccines work, please visit the following resources developed by the CDC:
Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 causes of death in the United States1
Minorities are almost half as likely to get preventive treatment for heart disease than Caucasians2
Women represent about 51% of the U.S. population yet only make up ~20% of enrolled patients in clinical trials3
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1 CDC, NCHS. Underlying Cause of Death 1999-2013 on CDC WONDER Online Database, released 2015. Data are from the Multiple Cause of Death Files, 1999-2013, as compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program. Accessed Feb. 3, 2015.
2 Bonow, R., Grant, A., Jacobs, A. The Cardiovascular State of the Union: Confronting Healthcare Disparities. Circulation. 2005: 111; 1205-1207.
3 Mehta, LS., et al. (2016). Acute Myocardial Infarction in Women: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation 133(9): 916-947.