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Local experts weigh in on black communities disproportionate share of COVID-19 deaths

Quoted: UW-Health Doctor Tiffany Green studies the causes and consequences of racial disparities in health.

“We see across the country that Black Americans are dying disproportionately relative to our share of our population, and that is especially true here in Wisconsin unfortunately,” Green said.

“Currently we’re talking about what can we do about the police, but the police are not the only issue, every other social system was built on the same inequities,” Alvin Thomas, UW-Madison Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Human Development and Family Studies, said.