UVA Doctor emphasizes COVID-19 differences
UVA Doctor emphasizes COVID-19 differences

UVA Doctor emphasizes COVID-19 differences

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) – A examination of the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that more than 75% of black and Hispanic parents support schools that require unvaccinated people to wear masks.

Dr. Taison Bell with UVA Health suggests because COVID-19 has disproportionately affected black and Hispanic children. Although it is unlikely that children have severe COVID, says Dr. Bell that those who have something in common.

“When you look at the children who actually have severe outcomes and die of COVID-19, what you see is that there is a disproportionate impact on black and Latin children, which accounts for over half of the deaths from COVID- 19, despite not making up that percentage of the population, ”said Dr. Bell.

Dr. Bell says it is important to listen to those who are most affected when making political decisions.

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