The impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Black populations across the globe

Afro Health Initiative
8 min readJul 12, 2021

Written by Ritchie Aseke, July 2021


The coronavirus was first identified in December 2019 (COVID-19) in a cluster of cases of pneumonia in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. In March 2020, COVID-19 was characterized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) due to its alarming rate of spread and severity. This resulted in outbreaks throughout the globe [1]. This article will explore how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted black communities worldwide…

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