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Blacks and Latinos in LA Are Roughly Twice as Likely to Die From COVID-19 Than White People, UCLA Study Finds

A UCLA study published Monday underscores that Blacks and Latinos living in Los Angeles — as well as New York — are roughly twice as likely as white residents to die from COVID-19 and calls for more protections for essential workers and expanded economic assistance for high-poverty communities.

Neighborhoods with high poverty rates in both regions reported the highest rates of COVID-19 cases and related deaths, according to the study published by the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative.