COVID-19 and ‘structural racism’ Blacks being infected at much higher rates, getting far sicker


It’s eerie.

In October, Dr. Alex Garza, chief medical officer for St. Louis-based SSM Health, sat down to write an article titled “Guns, Germs and Health Care: Lessons Observed and Learned.”

It was a chilling foresight into what our region is now facing.

“In many ways, however, infectious diseases are similar to gun violence,” Garza wrote…

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