Washington Post Uses PolicyMap Data to Examine Health Inequities and COVID-19 Risk

Map of the United States showing regions with higher risks of severe COVID-19.
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In an article titled “How the Coronavirus Exposed Health Disparities in Communities of Color,” the Washington Post cites PolicyMap’s exclusive estimates of underlying health conditions. The article illustrates through maps that majority-minority census tracts often have higher risks for severe COVID-19 illness.