Erin Kerrison and Osagie Obasogie in Berkeley News: Police violence is one of the reasons COVID-19 is worse in Black communities

April 24, 2020

"There are various reasons COVID-19 is killing black people at six times the rate of white people, including a lack of access to health care, and poor environmental conditions in black communities. But one largely unexamined contributor to the disparity, according to a panel of UC Berkeley experts, is the trauma and stress caused by police violence in those communities, and the physical toll of that violence."

Berkeley News