On April 4th, a study was released that showed Americans living in poorer counties in their state counties in their state died during the pandemic at almost twice the rate of those in wealthier counties. Poor People’s Campaign, an activist group whose goal is to narrow the gap between equality, initiated this study. Poor People’s Campaign, an activist group whose goal is to narrow the gap between equality, initiate
The experimentstudy was based on income and death data from over 3,200 U.S. counties during the COVID-19 Delta variant. During this time in the lowest income counties, people died at five5 times the rate of those in the highest-income counties. And the hundreds of counties with the highest death rates have an average poverty rate of 45%.
Many of the wealthiest top counties were mainly in Georgia, Texas and Virginia. William Barber, the director of Poor People’s Campaign says “The neglect of poor and low-wealth people in this country during a pandemic is immoral, shocking, and unjust, especially in light of the trillions of dollars that profit-driven entities received.” More than 950,000 Americans died from the coronavirusof Covid, more than any country in the world, due to . The United States not guaranteeing health services for all. Many Americans were hesitant to receive the vaccine, and as a result, there were hundreds of preventable deaths, according to the World Health Organization.