We want to share an important COVID-19 statistic with you: After adjusting for age, the COVID-19 death rate for Black Americans is 3.6 times the rate for white Americans.

Why is it that a Black person is more than three times as vulnerable as a white person? The pandemic may have presented us with a stark example of the problem – but, to get to the root of it, we have to go back a lot further. Inequities in health and health care have plagued vulnerable communities for a long time; COVID-19 just adds another layer of complication.

We know that research will have a profound impact for our most vulnerable community members – especially for the Black community. That’s why we hope you’ll make a donation in support of this critical work in honor of Black History Month.

Taking care of yourself is taking care of the people around you. 

Know the Symptoms of Covid-19:

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • New loss of smell or taste
  • Sore throat
  • Fever Chills
  • Cough
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle or body aches

Head straight to emergency if you or anyone else is showing signs of the following:

  • Trouble breathing
  • New confusion
  • Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone.
  • Inability to wake or stay awake

Call your medical provider immediately and seek emergency care.