April 07, 2020


It went from "Black people can't get The Rona" to now we are being reported as having a majority cases of deaths in densely populated Black areas.

 

This isn't a "race" thing per se. We know that because Africa has the lowest amount cases of all continents.

 

So what is it about the African-American community that is making us more prone to complications?

 

It's a reflection of 1. the lack of health resources in Black communities, 2. the socioeconomic conditions of America and 3. the overall health condition of our people that would make one more susceptible to death during this pandemic.

 

SOCIOECONOMICS

African-Americans are more likely to deal with cross-contamination living in densely populated urban areas, unable to take leave from work, and dependent on public transportation. This makes us more susceptible to come in contact with the virus.

 

African-Americans are also treated differently than other racial groups while in medical care.


But this isn't a time to fear or panic. It's just a time to reflect on the factors that we can control.

 

#1 of course being, maintaining social distancing.

 

But also we have to be mindful of what we're putting in our bodies and how we're treating/maintaining our bodies.

 

You don't have to be a vegan or a bodybuilder but we DO need less fried food, less refined sugars, smaller portion sizes, and more raw organic fruits and vegetables.

 

There's alot of things we don't know about this virus and the things that are secretly going on behind the scenes. I understand people are skeptical, but we still have take care of our mental, physical, and spiritual temples.

 

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