Gov. Hogan Says ‘Disturbing’ Disparity In COVID-19 Deaths Among Blacks

Maryland’s GOP Gov. Larry Hogan on Sunday described as “very disturbing” the 52% of coronavirus deaths among African-Americans in his state.

In an interview on ABC News’ “This Week,” Hogan noted he called for a study to track the number of cases and deaths by race because it wasn’t being monitored, including by the federal government.

The study found black Marylanders make up 52% of the deaths from coronavirus, despite making up only 31% of the state’s population.

“This disparity among African-Americans is very disturbing,” Hogan said. “It’s why I called for the study. You know nobody was really tracking these things.”

He said the state has backtracked and completed 80%of its data and plans to release data by ZIP code.

“The vast majority of our resources are focused on that Baltimore-Washington corridor and these communities that you’re talking about,” he said. “It’s where almost all of our attention, all of our focus, all of our money, all of our health care, all of the assistance from the national guard, it’s really where all of our testing is being done.”

Hogan, the National Governors Association chair, also pushed back on President Donald Trump’s assertion last Friday that the White House is not receiving any calls from governors requesting medical supplies.

“I think we’ve certainly seen improvement over the past week to the week before,” he said.

“I think to say that everybody’s completely happy and that we have everything we need is not quite accurate,” he added.

As of Sunday morning, Maryland has confirmed 8,225 cases, which has led to at least 235 deaths and 1,860 hospitalizations.

via newsmax

One comment

  1. Hogan is not well informed. The CDC is indeed tracking deaths by race, age, gender, area, communities, culture, and co-morbidities.
    It has already been shown blacks have a higher degree of infection-related death due to lifestyle factors like diabetes, emphysema, asthma, and obesity. Every state has blacks as the most affected.
    Maybe China geared the virus toward dark-skinned people?
    They’re not too fond of Africans. They are openly bigoted against Africa (even though the Chinese government is buying up small African nations); and, they just admitted to working with the virus in Wuhan. We don’t yet know why, but maybe they’re trying to salvage their own economy.
    We have proof now that OBAMA was behind it all, with Fauci’s help.

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