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Corona Crow: The Virus is a Racist

You hear from every pol and pundit: The coronavirus does not distinguish between Black and White, rich and poor, Republican or Democrat.

That’s just bullshit.

This virus is one highly partisan little bug.

And a racist. Call it “Corona Crow.”

The virus attacks “the vulnerable.” And in our society, “vulnerable” does not refer to billionaire reality show hosts. Check out this Center for Disease Control chart based on studies using the Public Health Disparities Geocoding Project. Influenza hospitalization rates for impoverished African-Americans are three times the rate compared to non-poor whites.

Age-adjusted incidence of influenza-related hospitalizations per 100,000 person-years by racial/ethnic group and census tract poverty level
Above: Age-adjusted incidence of influenza-related hospitalizations per 100,000 person-years by racial/ethnic group and census tract poverty level.
FluSurv-NET, 14 states, 2010–2012

And the bug really, really likes Donald Trump. We have no choice: We’re all going to have to vote by mail. Or die.

But going postal will all but guarantee Trump’s re-election.

Greg Palast (Rolling Stone, Guardian, BBC) is the author of The New York Times bestsellers, Armed Madhouse, Billionaires & Ballot Bandits and the book and documentary, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.
His latest film is Vigilante: Georgia's Vote Suppression Hitman

Palast is currently working on a new documentary Long Knife, exposing the Koch Brothers' theft of Osage oil, to be released in 2024.

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