April 12, 2020
Charles Blow, The New York Times
Many factors make blacks, especially black men, particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus.
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There are silent populations of black men, largely removed from public view and public consciousness, who will remain vulnerable long after we open the country back up, whatever that looks like, and return to some semblance of normalcy.
For these men, the devastating effects of this virus may be as much about pre-existing social conditions as pre-existing medical ones.