According to NPR News, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said this:

"The chronic burden of medical ills is likely to make people of color, especially, less resilient to the ravages of COVID-19. And it is possibly, in fact, likely that the burden of social ills is likely contributing,"

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According to a USA Today article: Hardie Davis, president of the African American Mayors Association and mayor of Augusta, Georgia.

“This is a critical issue for us that we're raising, and we're sounding the alarm.”

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