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'Cancer Alley' Residents Face Higher Death Rates In Coronavirus Pandemic

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Published on May 16, 2020 - Duration: 00:40s

'Cancer Alley' Residents Face Higher Death Rates In Coronavirus Pandemic

'Cancer Alley' is a stretch of communities along the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

Residents there have disproportionately high cancer rates.

Now, a new paper reveals they're also facing higher death rates from the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

According to Gizmodo Earther, black people make up only 33% of Louisiana’s population.

However, they make up 56% of the state’s COVID-19 deaths.

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