All 12 COVID-19 deaths in the City of St. Louis were black

‘We must all work together like never before,’ urged St. Louis health director

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For the past few weeks, as COVID-19 spreads throughout the world and the United States, a rumor has also persisted in the black community: that we are more resistant to the novel coronavirus.

We are learning more about the coronavirus every day, but let me tell you this in no uncertain terms: It doesn’t care if you are black, brown, white, red, yellow or some other shade. The idea that African Americans are somehow resistant to it is both untrue and dangerous to the health of our community. READ IN FULL