Black Americans have been overwhelmingly hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic. That's even more true for Black health care workers.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released data Monday revealing about one in every 16 Americans hospitalized with COVID-19 have been health care personnel. Even though just 10 percent of all American nurses and 5 percent of doctors are Black, more than half of those hospitalized health care workers have been Black.
3) And a whopping *52%* of all hospitalized healthcare workers were Black.
Contrast: Blacks are 13% of the U.S. population, and blacks constitute only 5% of all doctors and 10% of nurses.
The CDC data also reveals that of those health care workers who were hospitalized coronavirus, more than a third were nurses. Around three quarters of those hospitalized were under age 57, calling into question claims that COVID-19 is harmless for younger people.